His research interests in endometriosis include genetic epidemiology, health services research, development of new diagnostic tests, and clinical drug trials. He jointly heads the International Endometriosis Consortium, which aims to identify the genes that predispose women to develop endometriosis. He also jointly leads a number of other research projects: INTERGROWTH-21st and associated collaborations with the Oxford Tropical Medicine Network Global Voices for Maternal Health e-learning in pre-eclampsia NHS evidence - women's health Laparoscopic sentinel node mapping fMRI studies in dysmenorrhoea BRC Women's Health Theme
Stephen Kennedy qualified at Guy’s Hospital, London, in 1984, having graduated from Keble College, Oxford, in Experimental Psychology. He trained at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford; Queen Charlotte’s & Chelsea Hospital, London, and the Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading. In 1991, he was awarded the RCOG Thomas Eden Travelling Fellowship and spent time as Visiting Assistant Professor at UTHSC, San Antonio, USA. He held the posts of Research Fellow (1986-89), Clinical Lecturer (1992-94), and Senior Fellow in Reproductive Medicine (1994-99) in NDOG, before being appointed to the post of Clinical Reader in 1999. He has been Head of Department since 2005. He has been a medical adviser to the American Endometriosis Association and a Trustee of Endometriosis UK. He has been a medical adviser to Abbott, Ferring, Pfizer, Bayer Schering Pharma and Takeda. He was a member of a working party of the UK All Party Parliamentary Group on Endometriosis. He has prepared clinical guidelines for the RCOG on the management of both chronic pelvic pain and endometriosis, and he is a member of the working party that wrote the ESHRE guideline for the diagnosis and management of endometriosis. He is a founding board member of the World Endometriosis Research Foundation and holds the positions of Secretary and Treasurer. In 2009, he was awarded the prestigious International “Arnaldo Bruno” Prize for Gynaecology by the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei in Rome.