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Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry

Professor Steve Thornton

Professor Steve Thornton VP (Health) Barts and The London

Vice-Principal

Professor Steve Thornton is Vice Principal at Queen Mary University of London, Professor of Obstetrics and Consultant at Barts Health NHS Trust.

Steve qualified from Southampton University in 1983 and undertook his clinical training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in Newcastle upon Tyne where he started research into the mechanism of human term and preterm labour. His work has particularly focussed on preventing and treating preterm labour given its major implications for the life and health of baby.

Following an MRC Clinician Scientist post at the University of Cambridge, he became Professor of Obstetrics at the University of Warwick in 1998, Dean at Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry in 2010, then Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean at the University of Exeter Medical School in 2015. He joined Queen Mary University of London as Vice-Principal (Health) in 2015.

Steve holds/has held a number of external Board and advisory positions, including Trustee for Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. He has been a non-executive director for a number of NHS Trusts, including University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire, Barts NHS, Plymouth and Truro.

Email: steve.thornton@qmul.ac.uk

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