Professor Andrew Shennan
CRADLE VSA device inventor and Chief Investigator
Andy is Professor of Obstetrics at King’s College London, based at St. Thomas’ Hospital, UK. He is clinical lead of the Maternal and Fetal Research Unit, and specialises in clinical trials in antenatal and intrapartum care. His research interests include interventions to prevent pre-eclampsia, preterm birth and the use of blood pressure monitoring. He chaired the Department of Health Committee on Blood Pressure Monitoring in clinical practice, and sits on the relevant committees for the International Standardisation Organization (ISO) and the British Hypertension Society (BHS). He also advises the World Health Organisation (WHO) on perinatal research. Andy was born in Malawi, grew up in Zimbabwe, and worked as an obstetrician in South Africa. His African roots and clinical experience has inspired his passion for improving global women’s health, including the development of the CRADLE VSA.