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Professor Andrew Shennan

Biographical details

Andrew Shennan is Professor of Obstetrics at King’s College London, based at St. Thomas’ Hospital. He is Director of the Clinical Trials Unit in the Women’s Academic Health Centre, and is also Deputy Director of R and D for Guys and St. Thomas NHS Trust. He sits on the Academic and Research Committees of the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (RCOG) and is the National Chair of the NIHR Reproductive Health and Childbirth Specialty Group in the UK.

He specialises in clinical trials in antenatal and intrapartum care. His research interests include interventions to predict and prevent preterm birth, pre-eclampsia, encourage normal birth and the use of blood pressure monitoring. His current research funding is >£10m, in more than 13 grants. He has published more than 50 articles in the last 24 months and over 200 peer reviewed research reports in total.

Background information

He has an active clinical role in managing high risk obstetric patients, including a regular hands-on labour ward commitment, and a specialist preterm birth surveillance clinical (award winning DoH 2013 innovations prize) that accepts national and international referrals.

He was made an honorary member of the Obstetric Anaesthetic Association (OAA) in 2010. He chaired the Department of Health Committee on Blood Pressure Monitoring in clinical practice, and sits on the relevant committees for the International Standardization Organization (ISO), British Standards Institute (BSI) and the British Hypertension Society (BHS). He also advises the World Health Organisation (WHO) on perinatal research, and is a member of the Low Resource Use Blood Pressure device committee for the WHO. He is an expert advisor to the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) Hypertension in Pregnancy CDG, the Confidential Enquiry into Maternal and Child Health (CEMACH), Medicines and Health Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). He also advises the EU Commission. He was clinical director of the Maternity Workstream for NHS London 2008-2010, establishing a number of committees to determine long term strategy for Healthcare for London.

His charity work also includes being a medical advisor to Action on pre-eclampsia, Tommys the Baby Charity and Action Medical Research. He is a director of the International charity, Maternity Worldwide.

Research interests

Pre term birth, pre eclampsia, blood pressure measurement

Editorial activity

Remedica and Obstetric Anaesthesia Digest (Journal)

Andrew Shennan (Editorial board member)
2001 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial activity

Types of External academic engagement - Contribution to the work of national or international committees and working groups

Data monitoring committee (chair) for miscarriage (Liverpool) and preterm birth (CEPAL) clinical trials

Andrew Shennan (Chair)
2007 → …

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Contribution to the work of national or international committees and working groups

Organiser of 'Which' report on BP monitoris

Andrew Shennan (Member)
2007 → …

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Contribution to the work of national or international committees and working groups

MHRA Pharacovigilance committee on ACE and ARDS in pregnancy

Andrew Shennan (Advisor)
2007 → …

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Contribution to the work of national or international committees and working groups

Scientific Committee - European Society of Hypertension (ESH): Consensus group on home BP monitoring

Andrew Shennan (Member)
2007 → …

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Contribution to the work of national or international committees and working groups

Trustee of scrutiny and advisory committee to Maternity Worldwide

Andrew Shennan (Advisor)
20052007

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Contribution to the work of national or international committees and working groups

scrutiny and advisory committee to Maternity Worldwide

Andrew Shennan (Chair)
20052006

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Contribution to the work of national or international committees and working groups

the Public Health and Education Committee of Tommy's the baby charity

Andrew Shennan (Member)
2005 → …

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Contribution to the work of national or international committees and working groups

CD-ROM training DVD for BP measurement (British Hypertension Society)

Andrew Shennan (Member)
20052007

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Contribution to the work of national or international committees and working groups

Wellbeing of Women Scientific Committee

Andrew Shennan (Member)
20042007

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Contribution to the work of national or international committees and working groups

Representative for the British Maternal and Fetal Medicine Society for CESDI

Andrew Shennan (Member)
2004 → …

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Contribution to the work of national or international committees and working groups

the Project 27/28 recommendation advisory group for CESDI

Andrew Shennan (Advisor)
2004 → …

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Contribution to the work of national or international committees and working groups

validation protocol group for the ISO BP monitoring committee

Andrew Shennan (Chair)
20042006

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Contribution to the work of national or international committees and working groups

blood pressure monitoring in clinical practice committee

Andrew Shennan (Chair)
20042006

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Contribution to the work of national or international committees and working groups

PRECOG committee

Andrew Shennan (Member)
20042007

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Contribution to the work of national or international committees and working groups

the British Hypertension Society Committee for BP monitoring

Andrew Shennan (Member)
20042007

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Contribution to the work of national or international committees and working groups

International Standardisation Organisation (ISO) BP monitoring committee

Andrew Shennan (Member)
20042007

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Contribution to the work of national or international committees and working groups

European Expert Panel for multivitamin supplementation

Andrew Shennan (Member)
20032005

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Contribution to the work of national or international committees and working groups

European Expert Panel for Multivitamin Supplementation

Andrew Shennan (Member)
20022005

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Contribution to the work of national or international committees and working groups

the MAGPIE study

Andrew Shennan (Advisor)
2001 → …

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Contribution to the work of national or international committees and working groups

Mercury Replacement Committee - British Hypertension Society

Andrew Shennan (Member)
2001 → …

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Contribution to the work of national or international committees and working groups

Participation in conference

British Congress of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Andrew Shennan (Keynote/plenary speaker)
2007 → …

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Plenary lectures at Obstetric Anaesthetic Association

Andrew Shennan (Keynote/plenary speaker)
2007 → …

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Canadian Society of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Andrew Shennan (Keynote/plenary speaker)
2006 → …

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Pre-term labour 46th RCOG Scientific Study Group

Andrew Shennan (Organiser)
2005 → …

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Convenor of Pre-eclampsia 45th RCOG Scientific Study Group

Andrew Shennan (Organiser)
2004 → …

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Publication peer-review

The Obstetrician & Gynaecologist (RCOG): Clinical Governance and Standards Dept/Patient information subgroup (Journal)

Andrew Shennan (Editor)
20062007

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication peer-review

Types of Business and Community - Work on advisory panel to industry or government or non-government organisation

Trustee and Board Member, Maternity Worldwide International Charity

Andrew Shennan (Member)
2007 → …

Activity: OtherTypes of Business and Community - Work on advisory panel to industry or government or non-government organisation

Confidential Enquiry into Maternal Deaths

Andrew Shennan (Advisor)
20062007

Activity: OtherTypes of Business and Community - Work on advisory panel to industry or government or non-government organisation

NICE: interventional procedures group for laparoscopic cerclage (BMFMS rep)

Andrew Shennan (Member)
20062007

Activity: OtherTypes of Business and Community - Work on advisory panel to industry or government or non-government organisation

Maternity Committee NHS London on long term health strategy in maternity

Andrew Shennan (Member)
20062007

Activity: OtherTypes of Business and Community - Work on advisory panel to industry or government or non-government organisation

Author of RCOG green top guidelines for pre-eclampsia management

Andrew Shennan (Member)
2006 → …

Activity: OtherTypes of Business and Community - Work on advisory panel to industry or government or non-government organisation

National Coordinating Centre for Health Technology Assessment

Andrew Shennan (Advisor)
2005 → …

Activity: OtherTypes of Business and Community - Work on advisory panel to industry or government or non-government organisation

Representative on British Standards Institute (BSI) for Blood Pressure monitoring

Andrew Shennan (Member)
20052007

Activity: OtherTypes of Business and Community - Work on advisory panel to industry or government or non-government organisation

WHO Committee on Blood Pressure Measurement in Low Resource Settings

Andrew Shennan (Member)
20052007

Activity: OtherTypes of Business and Community - Work on advisory panel to industry or government or non-government organisation

APEC (Action against pre-eclampsia) charity

Andrew Shennan (Advisor)
20032007

Activity: OtherTypes of Business and Community - Work on advisory panel to industry or government or non-government organisation

Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth Collaborative Review Group

Andrew Shennan (Member)
2001 → …

Activity: OtherTypes of Business and Community - Work on advisory panel to industry or government or non-government organisation

Types of External academic engagement - Membership of external research organisation

the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists,

Andrew Shennan (Member)
2001 → …

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Membership of external research organisation

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