Professor Bob Pattinson

Professor Bob Pattinson is the director of the MRC Maternal and Infant Health Care Strategies Research Unit and clinical head of the department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Pretoria. 

He serves on the National Committee for the Confidential Enquiries into Maternal Deaths and the National Perinatal Morbidity and Mortality Committee, and the National Perinatal Morbidity and Mortality Committee in South Africa.  He also is responsible for the perinatal care and child health care surveys in South Africa. 

His main research interests are in obstetrics, medical audits, health systems and effective methods of outreach.  His main research focus is on determining the most effective means of implementing new health care strategies and improving current programmes. 

His main activities now are in determining the most efficient ways to scale-up emergency obstetric care.