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Professor Lucilla Poston CBE
Professor Lucilla Poston CBE

Professor Lucilla Poston CBE

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Tommy's Charity Professor of Maternal & Fetal Health

Head of School & Interim Head of Department of Women & Children's Health , School of Life Course & Population Sciences.

Research subject areas

  • Child & Family
  • Women

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Professor Lucilla Poston is Tommy's Charity Professor of Maternal & Fetal Health and Director of the Tommy’s Maternal & Fetal Research Unit based at St Thomas’ Hospital. She is the Research Lead for King's Health Partners' Institute of Women and Children's Health and leads a large multidisciplinary research team which investigates disorders of pregnancy including premature birth, pre-eclampsia and the complications arising from maternal obesity. Her own research focuses on maternal nutrition, obesity and gestational diabetes, with a focus on the early life origins of health and disease.

Professor Poston is President of the International Society for Developmental Origins of Health and Disease, an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (FRCOG) and was elected Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences in 2009. She was appointed NIHR Senior Investigator, Emeritus in 2017, having succeeded twice in open competition. In the same year, Lucilla was awarded a CBE for services to Women’s Health.