Prof Heazell runs Tommy's Maternal and Fetal Health Research Centre at the University of Manchester, where he is also professor of obstetrics. His main research interest is the placenta problems that can lead to stillbirth and how we can predict them, but he also studies maternal health conditions that can raise stillbirth risk such as diabetes and lupus. He led the recent national Stillbirth Priority Setting Partnership, chairs the International Stillbirth Alliance and is part of the lifesaving MBRRACE-UK consortium working to save mothers’ and babies’ lives. With midwifery colleagues he also established the pioneering Rainbow Clinic at St Mary’s Hospital, which has reduced the stillbirth rate in Greater Manchester by 32% since 2010 (against a much lower national average rate of reduction). His award-winning pregnancy research has been funded by Tommy's charity since his PhD on pre-eclampsia in 2008, during which time he’s published more than 120 papers.