Professor Lesley Regan is the 30th President of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, only the second woman to ever hold this role and the first in sixty-four years.
Head of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at St Mary's Hospital campus, Imperial College London, Professor Regan is also director of Women's Health Research Centre and co-director of the UK Pregnancy Baby Bio Bank. Professor Regan is the Department of Metabolism, Digestion and Reproduction co-chair of the People and Culture Committee (Athena SWAN).
She is also a member of the RCOG Council and International Executive Board, a member of the FIGO Women's Sexual and Reproductive Rights Committee, an advisor to the NICE Interventions Committee, member of the National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcome and Death (NCEPOD), the Genesis Trust and Chair of CHARM - the Charity for Research into Miscarriage. She is also co-investigator at Tommy's Charity, Recurrent Miscarriage Tissue Bank and ASPIRE (A Cohort Study of the Early Pregnancy and Endometrial Microbiome).
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.
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