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Prof. Lesley Regan

Professor Lesley Regan is Head of Obstetrics & Gynaecology at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and Deputy Head of Surgery and Cancer at Imperial College London. She is also co-director of the UK’s Baby Bio Bank (BBB); a pregnancy tissue archive which will underpin future translational research into the major complications of pregnancy.

Professor Regan was Vice President for Strategic Development at the RCOG from January 2014 to September 2016. In this role, she expanded the external affairs remit of the College and hosted two International Women’s Day events (on domestic violence and maternal mental health respectively). She also secured new funding streams to undertake transformational projects including the Leading Safe Choices programme which is helping to raise the standing of family planning professionals in South Africa and Tanzania.

In addition, Professor Regan has published two successful books on miscarriage and pregnancy for the public, and presented a series of BBC Horizon documentaries. Her main clinical and research interests are in recurrent miscarriage and the development of non-invasive fertility sparing therapies for uterine fibroids.