Liona Poon
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Biographical details

Liona Poon is a part-time Clinical Senior Lecturer in Women's Health at Division of Women's Health, King's College London, UK. She was awarded MB BS from King's College London, University of London, in 2002 and undertook her specialty training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in London (South Thames London Deanery). She gained a 3-year training fellowship from the Fetal Medicine Foundation (UK Charity) and during this time, established a major screening programme for early detection of pre-eclampsia, which led to a Doctorate of Medicine (Research) in 2011. She then undertook subspecialty training in maternal fetal medicine at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust with Mr TG Teoh and Professor Kypros Nicolaides as supervisors. 

Research interests

Her main research interests are in the prediction and prevention of maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality. These include developing screening models for the prediction of aneuploidies, preeclampsia, fetal growth restriction, macrosomia, stillbirth and spontaneous preterm birth.

She was a co-applicant (with Professor Nicolaides) to help secure a grant from the European Commission Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) for the study entitled "Combined Multi-Marker Screening and Randomised Patient Treatment with Aspirin for Evidence-Based Pre-eclampsia Prevention (ASPRE)".

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Medicine, First-trimester prediction of preeclampsia , King's College London

Award Date: 1 Jan 2011

Postgraduate Diploma, Obstetrics Ultrasound Diploma, Joint RCOG/RCR

Award Date: 1 Jan 2008

Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, King's College London

Award Date: 1 Jan 2002

Keywords

  • RG Gynecology and obstetrics
  • Fetal Medicine
  • Pre-eclampsia
  • Fetal growth restriction
  • Preterm birth
  • Aneuploidies
  • Ultrasound Imaging
  • Screening
  • Clinical research

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