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Professor Andrew Shennan awarded OBE

Professor Andrew Shennan from the Department of Women & Children's Health, has been awarded an OBE for services to Maternity Care in New Year's Honours. 

Professor of Obstetrics at King’s College London, based at St. Thomas’ Hospital,  Andrew is Director of the Clinical Trials Unit in the Women’s Academic Health Centre, and is also Deputy Director of Research and Development for Guys and St. Thomas NHS Trust.  He sits on the Academic and Research Committees of the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (RCOG) and is the National Chair of the NIHR Reproductive Health and Childbirth Specialty Group in the UK.  He specialises in clinical trials in antenatal and intrapartum care. His research interests include interventions to predict and prevent preterm birth, pre-eclampsia, encourage normal birth and the use of blood pressure monitoring.

He leads the CRADLE project, which aims to improve global women’s health. The project team are  creating the world’s first medical device to detect shock and high blood pressure in pregnant women that is suitable for use in under resourced environments. CRADLE won the prestigious Newton Prize in November 2017.

Read more about King's New Year's Honours.