A Kew resident has been recognised in the New Year’s Honours List.

Professor Andrew Shennan, a consultant obstetrician at Guy’s and St Thomas’, has been made an OBE (Officer of the Order for the British Empire) for his work in maternity services.

He is recognised for his award-winning preterm surveillance clinic at the hospital, which has been emulated around the country.

The clinic focuses on screening for, treating, and preventing premature birth.

As a result of this approach, 90 per cent of high-risk women seen at the clinic have had a healthy baby at full-term, compared with a national average of 50 to 70 per cent of women.

Professor Shennan said: “I am delighted to receive this recognition, but am basking in the reflected glory from the efforts of many.

“I really enjoy working with my patients. Making a difference to them is the reason why we do this.”

“It’s also really satisfying having students, both undergraduate and PhD, because you’re able to nurture the next generation of researchers who will have an impact on the future population.

“Helping others to realise their potential is truly worthwhile.”