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Professor Stephen Robson MBBS, MD, MRCOG, FRCP



Consultant in Fetal Medicine, Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust,

Obstetric Clinical Lead for the Maternity Clinical Network

Stephen was appointed as Senior Lecturer at Newcastle University in 1992, being promoted to Professor the following year. He developed the Fetal Medicine Unit in Newcastle which provides fetal diagnostic and therapeutic services for all of the North East and Cumbria. Stephen is the lead clinician for highly specialised regional services providing care for pregnancies complicated by placenta accreta spectrum and complex abortion. He was the previous chair the NHS-England National Specialised Services Clinical Reference Group for Fetal Medicine and then Complex Maternity. He was also previously the Clinical Director of the NIHR Clinical Research Network across the North East and North Cumbria (NENC).

He established the Newcastle Uteroplacental Tissue Bank and his research interests include placental development and uterine smooth muscle contraction.  He is also lead for the multi-disciplinary Reproductive Health Research Group which undertakes clinical trials in a variety of pregnancy-related disorders.