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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 held the position of Head of Department from 2005 to 2020.

Stephen Kennedy

MA (Oxon), MD, MRCOG

Professor of Reproductive Medicine and Director of the Oxford Maternal and Perinatal Health Institute (OMPHI).

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



Green Templeton College


Research Group