Professor Steve Thornton joined Queen Mary in 2016. Steve qualified from Southampton University in 1983 and did 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 focused on preventing and treating preterm labour.
In Newcastle, Steve obtained membership of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists as well as gaining his MD then moved to an MRC Clinical Scientist post in Cambridge, where his work continued on the science and clinical aspects oflabour. He obtained his first Professorial position at the University of Warwick in 1998 where he continued to undertake research related to pretermlabour. Steve held a number of additional roles during his time at Warwick, including positions with the Strategic Health Authority and leading research and development for the University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust. He took the role of Dean at Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry in September 2010 and became the inaugural Dean at the University of Exeter Medical School in 2012. He was appointed as Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean at the University of Exeter Medical School in 2015. He continues to undertake leading roles at the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and Medical Schools Council. He has been elected to the Executive team at the Medical Schools Council.
Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry is part of Queen Mary University.