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Dr Anna David
Institute for Women's Health
86 - 96 Chenies Mews
  • Professor of Obstetrics and Maternal Fetal Medicine
  • Maternal & Fetal Medicine
  • Inst for Women's Health
  • Faculty of Pop Health Sciences

I am Professor and Honorary Consultant in Obstetrics and Maternal Fetal Medicine at Institute for Women’s Health, University College London (UCL) and UCL Hospitals, London, UK. I trained in medicine and qualified from St Andrew’s University, Scotland in 1989 with an Intercalated BSc in Medical Science and from Manchester University in 1992 when I was awarded MB ChB.  I did specialty training in obstetrics and gynaecology in London (NW Thames London Deanery). I completed a PhD on “Development of ultrasound guided gene therapy in the sheep fetus” in 2005, and then undertook subspecialty training in maternal fetal medicine at UCL with Professor Charles Rodeck as supervisor, becoming a consultant in 2008.  I was awarded an NIHR Clinical Senior Lectureship in Women’s Health in 2008 and was promoted to Professor in 2016. I became Head of Research Department for Maternal Fetal Medicine in 2016.

Research Summary

I am Head of the Research Department of Maternal Fetal Medicine at UCL Institute for Women's Health, where I lead for the Prenatal Gene and Cellular Therapy Group. The aim of the research is to develop prenatal treatment of severe and life-threatening disorders using gene and cellular therapy, and to investigate the efficacy, safety and ethical issues of such treatment. Developments: new ultrasound guided injection techniques to deliver gene therapy vectors to fetal organs; long term expression of therapeutic genes for treatment of haemophilia; long term increase in uteroplacental blood flow for treatment of fetal growth restriction; stem cell gene therapy to treat congenital disease; new imaging for fetal surgery and fetal diagnosis. My clinical based research is studying prediction and prevention of preterm birth, and outcomes in pregnancies affected by fetal growth restriction.

Teaching Summary

I teach both undergraduate and postgraduate clinicians and scientists, at UCL and other institutions. I am an accredited Educational Supervisor within the London Deanery. 

I am Education Supervisor for UCL medical students and I teach 4th year UCL medical students and intercalating medical students. I host projects for UCL intercalating medical students and BSc students, Special Study Modules for final year medical students from UCL and other medical schools, and medical student elective projects.

Within the Institute for Women's Health MSc courses I am Deputy Chair of the Board of Examiners, a course organiser and an examiner. I lecture on other UCL MSc courses including Institute of Child Health MSc in Cell and Gene Therapy. 

I supervise PhD students within Institute for Women’s Health, Institute of Child Health and UCL Centre for Medical Image Computing (CMIC). I am a tutor for the UCL British Heart Foundation 4 year PhD Studentship in Cardiovascular Biomedicine, and the UCL Doctoral Training Programme in Medical and Biomedical Imaging a joint PhD programme between CMIC and Centre for Advanced Biomedical Imaging (CABI). I lead the Clinical Programme for Fetal Imaging, Academic Board of the UCL EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Medical Imaging and the UCL Institute for Healthcare Engineering Gynaecology and Obstetrics Flagship theme.

01-APR-2016 Head of Research Department of Maternal Fetal Medicine Institute for Women's Health University College London, United Kingdom
Academic Background
2016 FEL Fellowship – Obstetrics and Gynaecology Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists
2008 CCST Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training – Obstetrics and Gynaecology General Medical Council
2005 PhD Doctor of Philosophy – Obstetrics and Gynaecology University College London
1998 MRCOG Member of the Royal College of Gynaecologists – Obstetrics and Gynaecology Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists
1992 MB.ChB Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery – Clinical Medicine University of Manchester
1989 BSc Bachelor of Science – Medical Sciences University of St Andrews
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