- Date and time Mon 1 Jul 2024 from 6:00pm to 8:15pm
- Location Royal Society of Medicine
- Organised by Public Engagement Programme
We are honoured to announce that Dame Lesley Regan DBE, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Past President of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, will deliver the Jephcott Lecture in July 2024 on the topic of 'Women's Health.' The lecture will delve into the intricacies of women's health, providing valuable insights into reproductive health and overall well-being. Following the lecture, we invite you to a complimentary drinks reception.
As the co-director of the UK’s Baby Bio Bank (BBB), a pregnancy tissue archive established in 2013 by University College London and Imperial College London with funding from Wellbeing of Women, Dame Lesley actively contributes to advancing translational research on major complications of pregnancy. Her exemplary service to women's healthcare was recognized with the prestigious appointment of Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) in 2020. Additionally, in 2021, she was honoured with the Inspiration of the Year award by Hello Magazine.
She also serves as the Chair of Wellbeing of Women and is the Government's inaugural Women's Health Ambassador, and began her career as a teaching fellow and Director of Studies in Medicine at Girton College, Cambridge. Subsequently, she assumed the role of a consultant and senior lecturer in obstetrics and gynaecology at St Mary’s Hospital, where she currently serves as the chair. Notably, she is one of the first women to hold a chair in obstetrics and gynaecology in the UK.
In 2015, Dame Lesley achieved the historic position of President at the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, becoming the second woman to hold this role in 64 years. During her tenure, she advocated for the significance of a healthy lifestyle in ensuring safe pregnancies and addressed the risks associated with obesity.
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