Shakila Thangaratinam is an Honorary Professor of Maternal and Perinatal Health at Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and a Professor at the Institute of Metabolism and Systems Research, University of Birmingham.
As Consultant Obstetrician she has been involved in the care of high risk mothers at Barts Health NHS Trust, where she was previously the Director for Research and Development in Women’s Health.
She is a member of the Research for Patient Benefit (RfPB) Board, Academic Board at the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG), Wellbeing of Women Research Advisory Committee and Maternal Medicine Clinical Study Group at the RCOG.
Professor Thangaratinam has established a strong portfolio of research in Maternal and Perinatal Health. Her work focuses on prediction, prevention and treatment of complications in mothers with pre-eclampsia, epilepsy, diabetes, and obesity.
She leads several national and international collaborative research networks. Many of her studies have resulted in high impact publications and have influenced national and international guidelines.