Andrew Shennan is Professor of Obstetrics at King’s College London in the United Kingdom. He qualified with MBBS in 1980 from St Mary’s Hospital Medical School and became a Member of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in 1991. He was awarded his MD thesis from Imperial College, London, United Kingdom, in 1997. He leads the clinical research programme within the Women's Health Academic Centre (at King’s College London) into the causes of low birth weight and pre-eclampsia. In addition, he runs the research programme into the measurement of blood pressure in pregnancy and the development of accurate/novel ‘mercury-free’ devices. His research interests include pre-term labour, prediction and prevention of pre-eclampsia and measurement of blood pressure in pregnancy. He is Principal Investigator of a multi-country Bill Gates Foundation funded research project aimed at improving detection of pre-eclampsia in rural sub-Saharan Africa.
1 June 2012