Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Metabolism, Digestion and Reproduction

Clinical Professor



+44 (0)20 7594 2176p.bennett




Miss Kiran Dosanjh +44 (0)20 7594 2176




Hammersmith HospitalHammersmith Campus





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.



Pruski P, Dos Santos Correia G, Lewis H, et al., 2021, Direct on-swab metabolic profiling of vaginal microbiome host interactions during pregnancy and preterm birth, Nature Communications, ISSN:2041-1723

Grewal K, MacIntyre DA, Bennett PR, 2021, The reproductive tract microbiota in pregnancy., Biosci Rep, Vol:41

Mitra A, MacIntyre D, Paraskevaidi M, et al., 2021, The Vaginal Microbiota and Innate Immunity After Local Excisional Treatment for Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia, Genome Medicine: Medicine in the Post-genomic Era, ISSN:1756-994X

Kyrgiou M, Bowden SJ, Athanasiou A, et al., 2021, Morbidity after local excision of the transformation zone for cervical intra-epithelial neoplasia and early cervical cancer, Best Practice and Research: Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Vol:75, ISSN:1521-6934, Pages:10-22


Bayar E, Zarasvand S, Adan M, et al., 2021, Acceptability of live vaginal biotherapeutics in a cohort of pregnant women, WILEY, Pages:E32-E33, ISSN:1470-0328

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