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.
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et al., 2021, Vaginal microbiota, genital inflammation and extracellular matrix remodelling collagenase: MMP-9 in pregnant women with HIV, a potential preterm birth mechanism warranting further exploration, Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology, ISSN:2235-2988
et al., 2021, Direct on-swab metabolic profiling of vaginal microbiome host interactions during pregnancy and preterm birth, Nature Communications, Vol:12, ISSN:2041-1723