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Stephen Kennedy

Stephen Kennedy


I qualified at Guy’s Hospital, London, in 1984, having graduated from Keble College, Oxford, in Experimental Psychology. I trained at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford; Queen Charlotte’s & Chelsea Hospital, London, and the Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading.  I 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 as Clinical Reader in 1999 and Professor of Reproductive Medicine in 2011. I have been Head of Department since 2005.

Stephen Kennedy

MA (Oxon), MD, MRCOG

Head of Department & Professor of Reproductive Medicine

With Jose Villar, I jointly lead the INTERGROWTH-21st Project, a large-scale, multi-centre project involving health institutions in 11 geographically diverse countries around the world that aims to assess fetal and newborn growth under optimal, and various sub-optimal (e.g. exposure to malaria, HIV and malnutrition), conditions.

Sources of Funding

  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation



Green Templeton College


Research Group

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