Professor Christopher Redman

Emeritus Professor of Obstetric Medicine
Redman Group
Pathogenesis, detection, prevention and treatment of pre-eclampsia

Group Members

  • Miss Ali Chevassut, Research Midwife
  • Dr Antoniya Georgieva, Postdoctoral Research Assistant
  • Mrs Nicola Higgins, Research Midwife
  • Miss Mary Moulden, Medical Technical Officer
  • Mrs Tess Norris, Research Midwife
  • Mrs Carol Simms, Research Midwife
  • Mr Pawel Szafranski, Data Programmer
  • Mr Louis Little, Placement Student


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Contact address NDOG, Level 3, Women's Centre, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX3 9DU, United Kingdom
Department Nuffield Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
College Lady Margaret Hall
Professor Christopher Redman

Prof Christopher Redman

Prof Redman has worked in Obstetric Medicine and investigated the pathogenesis, detection, prevention and treatment of pre-eclampsia since 1970. Much of his work has been in collaboration with Prof Ian Sargent. Their latter joint interests have focussed on the placenta and associated trophoblast derived circulating microparticles.

He pioneered the concept of the role of a systemic inflammatory response both in normal pregnancy and the clinical stages of pre-eclampsia. He is currently engaged in a trial of selenium supplementation to help prevent pre-eclampsia.

His second and separate research interest is in computerised analysis of electronic fetal heart rate recordings (Prof. Redman is the Clinical Director of the Oxford Centre for Fetal Monitoring Technologies). Together with the late Prof Dawes a successful clinical system for antepartum records was developed and has been marketed since 1991. A current endeavour is to develop a comparable system for use in labour, based on a unique archive assembled in the Women’s Centre since 1992.

Sources of Funding

  • The Wellcome Trust 2006- 2010
  • The National Institute for Health Research 2007- 2012
  • Unipath 2008- 2009
  • Cyathus 2008- 2010
  • Huntleigh
  • Beckman Coulter


Christopher Redman MA, MB, BChir, FRCP joined the Department of the Regius Professor of Medicine (Prof Sir Richard Doll) in 1970. He moved as a University Lecturer and Consultant in Obstetric Medicine to the Nuffield Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology in 1976. He became a Clinical Professor in 1992. In addition to his research interests he created the High Risk Service in the Women’s Centre and many of its associated clinics.

He is a Fellow ad eundum of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and recipient of the Chesley Award of the International Society for the Study of Hypertension in Pregnancy (2000), the Barnes Award, of the International Society of Obstetric Medicine (2002), ex-President of the International Society for the Study of Hypertension in Pregnancy (2006-2008) and Founder and Trustee of the charity Action on Pre-eclampsia.


Awards Training and Qualifications

  • 1967 MB, BChir, Cambridge
  • 1981 FRCP