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Professor Phillip Bennett trained at St George's Hospital, London, graduating with a BSc in 1979 and an MB BS in 1982. He did research into the biochemistry of prostaglandin synthesis at Royal Postgraduate Medical School, for which he was awarded an MD in 1988, and did research into the molecular biology of parturition for which he was awarded a PhD in 1993. He became a member of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (MRCOG) in 1988 and a fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (FRCOG) in 2000. He has been professor of obstetrics and gynaecology at Imperial College London since 1995 and was professor at Royal Postgraduate Medical School between 1995 and the merger with Imperial College in 2000. His clinical and research interests are in the field of preterm labour.



Benign gynaecological problems, obstetrics and maternity care, prevention of preterm birth, cervical cerclage, recurrent pregnancy loss or miscarriage, pregnancy termination in cases of abnormality

Research & publications

Professor Bennett's principal research interests are the biochemistry and endocrinology of human term and preterm labour, and the stratification, prediction and prevention of preterm birth.