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Professor Andrew  Shennan

Professor Andrew Shennan

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Professor of Obstetrics

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  • Women

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Andrew Shennan is Professor of Obstetrics at King’s College London, based at St. Thomas’ Hospital and is Clinical Director of South London Clinical Research Network. He leads an NIHR Global Health Research Group (2021-2024). He is Chair of the FIGO Preterm Birth Committee (2012-23). He sits on the UK HTA commissioning board. He is current Chair of Action on Pre-eclampsia UK charity.

He specialises in clinical trials in antenatal and intrapartum care. His research interests include interventions to predict and prevent preterm birth, pre-eclampsia, and reduce global maternal and perinatal mortality. He has published >500 peer reviewed research reports (H index >50).

He has an active clinical role in managing high risk obstetric patients, including a regular hands-on labour ward commitment, and a specialist award winning preterm birth surveillance clinic that accepts national and international referrals.

He is the recipient of the international 2017 Newton Prize for excellence in research and innovation in support of economic development and social welfare in low and middle-income countries. He was awarded an OBE in 2018 for services to maternity care.

He is a dedicated “parkrunner”, and is a founder member of the parkrun research board.