I am the Executive Pro Vice Chancellor of the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences at the University of Liverpool; Professor and Maternal and Fetal Health and a Consultant Obstetrician at the Liverpool Women’s Hospital. I am a founding Director of the Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) funded Irish Centre for Fetal and Neonatal Translational Research (INFANT www.infantcentre.ie) and was until December 2017 Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Cork University Maternity Hospital where Iworked as a Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist from 2006-2018. I have a longstanding clinical and research interest in hypertensive disorders of pregnancy. My research group is supported by more than €30 million of peer reviewed funding and my work has resulted in >200 peer reviewed original papers, reviews and book chapters. I have received numerous awards for my work, most recently the prestigious title of Researcher of the Year by SFI (2015) and 2015 Irish Tatler magazine Woman of the Year Award for STEM.