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Prof Jenny Kurinczuk BSc(Hons), MBChB, MSc(Epid), MD, FFPH, FAFPHM, FRCOG(Hons)

Professor of Perinatal Epidemiology, Director of the National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit (NPEU)


Jenny Kurinczuk graduated in Medicine from Leicester University in 1985. Following post-graduate training in epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and Public Health Medicine she was appointed Lecturer in Epidemiology at Leicester University and embarked upon her doctoral research on occupationally related male infertility. She then spent seven years working at the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research in Western Australia. She returned to the UK in 1999 to take up a Senior Lecturer post in Reproductive and Perinatal Epidemiology at Leicester University.

Jenny joined the NPEU in October 2003 as Consultant Clinical Epidemiologist, was promoted to Deputy Director of the Unit and Reader in Perinatal Epidemiology in 2008, before becoming Professor of Perinatal Epidemiology in 2010 and Director of the NPEU in 2011. Her research expertise lies particularly in the areas of the causes and consequences of neonatal encephalopathy, cerebral palsy and congenital anomalies, and the health outcomes for children born following assisted conception. She is also involved in leading national studies of near miss maternal morbidity and the evaluation of paediatric surgical interventions for congenital anomalies.