Louise Kenny

Pro vice-chancellor of the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, University of Liverpool

Prof Louise Kenny is the executive pro vice-chancellor of the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences at the University of Liverpool; professor of maternal and fetal health; and a consultant obstetrician at the Liverpool Women’s Hospital.

She is a founding director of the Science Foundation Ireland-funded Irish Centre for Fetal and Neonatal Translational Research (INFANT) and was professor of obstetrics and gynaecology at Cork University Maternity Hospital, where she worked as a consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist from 2006 to 2018.

Louise has a longstanding clinical and research interest in hypertensive disorders of pregnancy. Her research group is supported by more than €30m of peer-reviewed funding and her work has resulted in more than 200 peer-reviewed original papers, reviews and book chapters.

She has received numerous awards for her work, including the prestigious title of Researcher of the Year by SFI (2015) and Irish Tatler magazine Woman of the Year Award for STEM (2015).