Keynote Speaker

Lesley Regan

Prof Lesley Regan was the 30th President of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG); only the second woman to ever hold this role and the first in 64 years.

Head of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at St Mary’s Hospital campus, Imperial College London, Prof Regan is also director of Women’s Health Research Centre and co-director of the UK Pregnancy Baby Bio Bank. Prof 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, Secretary General of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) and Chair of CHARM – the Charity for Research into Miscarriage. She is also PI for the Recurrent Miscarriage Tissue Bank.

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.

Prof 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 Fellowship of the American College and a Doctorate of Science from University College London for her contribution to women’s health.