Remarkable Women Lecture Series - Professor Lesley Regan

Remarkable women - Prof Lesley Regan1

We are delighted to be welcoming Professor Lesley Regan MD DSc FRCOG FACOG, President Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists to LEH. Professor Regan is a world renowned expert who has devoted her life to the promotion of women’s health.

One of our most distinguished Alumnae (1964-1974), she is the first female President of the College in 64 years. She graduated from the Royal Free Hospital London in 1980 having been inspired to take up Obstetrics & Gynaecology by an LEH teacher. In 1990 she was appointed Consultant and Senior Lecturer in Obstetrics & Gynaecology at St Mary’s Hospital, London and in 1996 took up her current post as Chair and Head of Department there. Professor Regan is Director of the Recurrent Miscarriage Service at St Mary’s, a multidisciplinary team that she has developed to provide comprehensive investigation and treatment for couples with a history of recurrent early and late miscarriages. This service is now recognised internationally, receiving some 800 new referrals per year and continuing to provide antenatal care for many thousands more couples during their subsequent high risk pregnancies. In 2005, she received a “Woman of Achievement Award” in recognition of her services to Reproductive Medicine.

Professor Regan is a member of the RCOG Council and International Executive Board and chairs their Advocacy Committee and the FIGO (International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics) Women’s Sexual and Reproductive Rights Committee. She is President of the UK Association of Early Pregnancy Units, advisor to the NICE interventions committee, professional member of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority and Research Licence Committee. She is a Trustee of Wellbeing of Women (WOW), the National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcome and Death (NCEPOD), the Genesis Trust and CHARM - the Charity for Research into Miscarriage.

In her spare time she enjoys writing and broadcasting about reproductive issues and promoting Women’s Health. She has published two successful books on miscarriage and pregnancy and presented a series of six BBC Horizon documentaries.

Tickets £15 (concessions £5) to include refreshments. Parents, students and friends can book online through our trybooking system - the link is on the homepage of the parent portal. 

All proceeds will be donated to the Bursary Fund.