Professor Andrew Weeks

Professor of International Maternal Health, University of Liverpool

Andrew Weeks is Professor of International Maternal Health Care at the University of Liverpool and consultant obstetrician at Liverpool Women’s Hospital. He was brought up in Kenya, and had his medical training in Yorkshire and Uganda before joining the University of Liverpool in 2003.

Andrew Weeks’ primary interest is in the translation of maternity care from high to low resource settings. He has a particular interest in misoprostol (he runs the www.misoprostol.org website), induction of labour, postpartum haemorrhage and developing medical technologies. Andrew has over 200 publications to his name and currently runs clinical trials in the UK, Uganda and India, funded by the MRC, Wellcome Trust, DFID and NIHR.