Professor Gordon Smith


Professor Gordon Smith is head of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Cambridge and theme lead for Women’s Health at the NIHR Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre.

His internationally recognised research is looking for better ways to predict problems in pregnancy so babies and mothers get the care they need. 

Professor Smith has supported Sands for more than a decade with expert research and clinical advice, and has helped us in successful campaigns to highlight the need to reduce baby deaths.

As an Ambassador, he has a special focus on promoting work to save babies’ lives and improve the range and impact of perinatal research.

Professor Smith’s collaboration with Sands includes The Pregnancy Outcome Prediction (POP) study that seeks to accurately identify which babies are at the highest risk of stillbirth or neonatal death and means that treatments can be better targeted, this also means that families whose pregnancies are healthy can be reassured they are also low risk.

Watch a video of Professor Smith talking about his work.

Find out more about his work with Cambridge University Hospitals

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