Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Metabolism, Digestion and Reproduction

Clinical Professor



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Ms Hazel Blackman +44 (0)20 7594 2104




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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 PI of the Recurrent Miscarriage Tissue Bank, co-director of the UK Pregnancy Baby Bio Bank and she chairs the Department of Metabolism, Digestion & Reproduction People and Culture Committee (Athena SWAN).

Dame Lesley is the Women's Health Ambassador for England (, Honorary Secretary of the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) and 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 specialties 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.



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