Professor Dilly OC Anumba, MBBS FWACS FRCOG MD LL.M (Medical Law)
Professor Anumba is currently Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Sheffield and has worked as a Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at Sheffield Teaching hospitals for 18 years. He is Vice Chair of the Academic Board of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and Lead Clinician of the Fetal Medicine Unit, Sheffield. He has also served on the NICE Medical Technologies Advisory Committee (MTAC).
Professor Anumba investigates the physiology of human parturition, particularly the role of immunity and inflammation in term/preterm labour and pregnancy complications such as hypertension, fetal growth restriction and stillbirth. He is also investigating new techniques to predict preterm birth by the detection of cervical remodelling changes as well as changes in the vaginal microbiome and metabolome. He runs specialist clinics in Prenatal Diagnosis and Fetal Therapy, Prematurity Prevention, and High-Risk Pregnancy, all of which have research spin outs. One spin out is ECCLIPPx, a research programme that explores electrical impedance spectroscopy and several other innovative techniques and devices for predicting preterm birth. Prime Global Health is another spin out and aims to bring together interdisciplinary researchers from the United Kingdom, South Africa to address the challenges of preterm birth in low-middle income countries where its prevalence is highest. Professor Anumba serves as Programme Director of Prime Global Health and Principal Investigator of ECCLIPPx.