Professor Lesley Regan is Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Imperial College's St Mary's Hospital Campus, and Honorary Consultant at the Imperial College NHS Trust. She is also director of Women's Health Research Centre, PI of the Recurrent Miscarriage Tissue Bank, co-director of the UK Pregnancy Baby Bio Bank, and she co-chairs the Department of Metabolism, Digestion and Reproduction People and Culture Committee (Athena SWAN).
She is also Secretary General of the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) and the Immediate Past President (2016-2019) of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, only the second woman to ever hold this role and the first in sixty-four years. She co-chairs the Women's Health Taskforce with Caroline Dinenage MP.
Professor Regan is also Chair of CHARM - the Charity for Research into Miscarriage and Chair of Wellbeing of Women (WoW), the women's health research charity.
Having graduated from the Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine, London, in 1980 Lesley pursued her career at Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, where she first became enthused by clinical and laboratory research, completing an MD on miscarriage. Professor Regan combines her clinical and research work on recurrent miscarriage and uterine fibroids with a passion for communicating to the wider public, writing two successful books on miscarriage and pregnancy for the general reader and presenting a series of eight BBV 'Horizon' documentaries. In 2015 she received an Honorary Fellowship of the American College and a Doctorate of Science from University College London for the contribution to women's health.
Professor Regan was awarded a DBE for services to women's health in the 2020 New Year's Honours List.
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