Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Metabolism, Digestion and Reproduction

Clinical Professor



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Dame Lesley Regan is Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Imperial College's St Mary's Hospital Campus, and Honorary Consultant in Gynaecology 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, she chairs the Department of Metabolism, Digestion & Reproduction People and Culture Committee (Athena SWAN), and she is a member of the NHS Assembly.

She is also Honorary Secretary 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. 

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 BBC 'Horizon' documentaries. In 2015 she received an Honorary Doctorate of Science from University College London for her contribution to women's health. Her collaborative approach to women's health has resulted in her receiving Honorary Fellowships of seven UK specialities and several international Colleges of Obstetrics & Gynaecology.

Professor Regan was awarded a DBE for services to women's health in the 2020 New Year's Honours List.



Salem V, Hirani D, Lloyd C, et al., 2022, Why Are Women Still Leaving Academic Medicine? A Qualitative Study within a London Medical School, Bmj Open, ISSN:2044-6055

Hawkins J, Glasier A, Hall S, et al., 2021, Early medical abortion by telemedicine in the United Kingdom: A costing analysis, Bjog: an International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Vol:129, ISSN:1470-0328

Summerfield J, Regan L, 2021, How can we achieve sustainable development Goal-5: gender equality for all by 2030?, Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology, Vol:64, ISSN:0009-9201, Pages:415-421

Glasier A, Regan L, 2021, Induced abortion via telemedicine should become the norm: a commentary, Bjog: an International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Vol:128, ISSN:1470-0328, Pages:1475-1476


Suntharalingham J, Ishida M, Buonocore F, et al., 2021, Analysis of Placental Steroidogenesis as a Cause of Recurrent Miscarriage, ESPE, KARGER, Pages:296-297, ISSN:1663-2818

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