Professor Jan J Brosens
Department of Surgery & Cancer
Tel: +44 (0)20 7594 2164
Dr Jan J Brosens
Professor Jan Brosens graduated from the Catholic University Leuven, Belgium in 1990 and pursued postgraduate training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in the United Kingdom. He became a member of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in 1995 and a Fellow of the College in 2008. He obtained a Ph.D. from the University of London in 1999, working on the mechanisms underpinning the preparation of the lining of the womb (endometrium) for pregnancy, a process called decidualization. He was awarded a Wellcome Trust Clinical Scientist Fellowship in 1998 and subsequently the Chair of Reproductive Sciences at Imperial College London in 2004. More recently, he was also appointed to the Chair of Reproductive Medicine and he is an Honorary Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at Imperial College NHS Healthcare Trust.
His research centres on the role of steroid hormone signalling in the human endometrium, especially in the context of prevalent reproductive disorders, such as infertility, endometriosis and endometrial cancer. His major translational interest, however, is focused on improving the management of miscarriage, the most common complication of pregnancy.
As the clinical lead in the Recurrent Miscarriage Clinic at Queen Charlotte’s and Chelsea Hospital, he works closely with Professor Tom Bourne (Consultant) and Ms Catriona Stalder (Consultant) and established a clinical research program, aimed at predicting and preventing pregnancy complications, such as miscarriage, fetal growth restriction and preeclampsia, prior to pregnancy.