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Professor Catherine Williamson MD FRCP
Catherine Williamson has been Professor of Obstetric Medicine at Imperial College since 2007. She is a leading clinical researcher in maternal medicine in the UK and internationally. Her principal research focus is on the maternal and fetal aetiology and outcomes of a common liver disease of pregnant women, obstetric cholestasis (OC). She is part of the UK team running a clinical trial to find the best treatments. Catherine also uses a large database to study the outcome of tumours of endocrine glands in pregnant women in the UK, with the aim of improving treatment for affected mothers and their unborn babies. She also works on prediction of diseases in pregnant women. Catherine is an author of the Confidential Enquiry into Maternal Deaths and is a member of the genetic steering group of the UK Genetics of Pre-eclampsia consortium. Professor Williamson receives referrals to the specialist obstetric medicine clinic at Queen Charlotte’s & Hammersmith Hospital from colleagues in the UK and internationally and regularly speaks about medical disorders of pregnancy at international courses and conferences. Catherine has two children and in her spare time, enjoys cycling, swimming and days out with her family.