GOLD Speakers

UK

Andrew Shennan, OBE, MBBS, FROCG, MD

  • Speaker Type: 2019 Main Presentations
  • Country: UK
Biography:

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 sits on the UK HTA commissioning board.

He specialises in clinical trials in antenatal and intrapartum care. His research interests include interventions to predict and prevent preterm birth, pre-eclampsia, global health and the use of blood pressure monitoring. He has published over 500 peer reviewed research reports (H index >45 RG score >50). Current research funding as applicant/co applicant is £32 million in 17 grants.

He has an active clinical role in managing high risk obstetric patients, including a regular hands-on labour ward commitment, and a specialist preterm birth surveillance clinic (award winning 2013/2015/2016 innovations prize) that accepts national and international referrals. He is the recipient of the international 2017 Newton Prize (£200,000) 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.