Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Metabolism, Digestion and Reproduction

Clinical Professor



+44 (0)20 7594 2176p.bennett




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Hammersmith HospitalHammersmith Campus





Qualifications Fellowships and Personal History

BSc (First Class Honours, St Georges University of London) 1979; MBBS (St Georges University of London) 1982; MD (University of London) 1988; MRCOG 1988; PhD 1993 (University of London); FRCOG 2000; FMCOG (Honorary Fellow Maltese College Obstetricians and Gynaecologists) 2006; FMedSci 2017; Honorary Fellow American Gynecologic and Obstetrical Society 2018

Phillip Bennett is Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Honorary Consultant in Obstetrics and Gynaecology to Imperial Healthcare NHS Trust at Queen Charlottes and Hammersmith Hospitals. He is Director of the Institute of Reproductive and Developmental Biology, and NHS Research Director for Women's and Children's Health. He also directs (together with David MacIntyre and Lynne Sykes) the March of Dimes European Preterm Birth Research Centre at Imperial and (together with Tom Bourne and Lesley Regan) the Tommy's National Miscarriage Research Centre at Imperial.

Professor Bennett's principal research interests are the microbiology biochemistry and endocrinology of pregnancy, human term and preterm labour, and the stratification, prediction and prevention of miscarriage and preterm birth.



Bowden S, Bodinier B, Kalliala I, et al., 2021, Genetic variants and cervical pre-invasive and invasive disease: A genome-wide association study in the UK Biobank, The Lancet Oncology, ISSN:1213-9432

Zarasvand S, Bayar E, Adan M, et al., 2020, Rapid quality improvement in a preterm birth clinic care pathway during the COVID-19 pandemic, Bmj Open Quality, Vol:9, ISSN:2399-6641, Pages:1-9

Short C-E, Brown R, Quinlan R, et al., 2020, Lactobacillus-depleted vaginal microbiota in pregnant women living with HIV-1 infection are associated with increased local inflammation and preterm birth, Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology, ISSN:2235-2988

Bennett PR, Brown RG, MacIntyre DA, 2020, Vaginal microbiome in preterm rupture of membranes, Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinics of North America, Vol:47, ISSN:0889-8545, Pages:503-521

Kim SH, MacIntyre D, Binkhamis R, et al., 2020, Maternal plasma miRNAs as potential biomarkers for detecting risk of small-for-gestational-age births, Ebiomedicine, Vol:62, ISSN:2352-3964

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