Prof. Alexander Heazell (Obstetrician, UK)

Prof. Alexander Heazell (Obstetrician, UK)

Alexander Heazell is the Professor of Obstetrics and Director of the Tommy’s Stillbirth Research Centre, University of Manchester, UK. Since completing his PhD in 2008 on the role of placental dysfunction in preeclampsia, his research has focused on stillbirth; his research portfolio includes a profile of basic science, clinical and qualitative research studies to give a better understanding leading to prevention of stillbirth and improving care for parents after stillbirth. He has received over £3.7M of grant income and has published over 140 research papers and received national and international awards for his work on stillbirth and placental dysfunction, and for improving care. He led the Stillbirth Priority Setting Partnership and was one of the team for the 2016 Lancet Ending Preventable Stillbirth Series. He is currently the lead investigator for the national evaluation of the Saving Babies Lives programme.