Professor Ben W. Mol

Professor Ben W. Mol
Professor Ben W. Mol

Professor Ben W. Mol

Chair in Obstetrics & Gynaecology



Ben (Willem) Mol joined the Aberdeen Centre for Women's Health Research in 2020 in a part-time position next to his position as professor of O&G at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. Professor Mol continues to work towards the development of large collaborative networks internationally: he has strong working relationships in The Netherlands, Europe and the United Kingdom, across Australia and New Zealand, as well as the United States, Canada, China, Viet Nam, South Africa, and Brazil. He (re)-demonstrated the effectiveness of cervical pessary to prevent preterm birth, balloon for induction of labour and tubal flushing for infertility.

Working in The Netherlands until 2013, he was instrumental in setting up the Dutch research consortium in Women's health. He was recognized in Nature as one of the 100 most proliferative authors in Medicine and in his specialty . His professional adagium is “A Day without Randomisation is a Day without Progress”.



  • PhD Medicine 
    1999 - University of Amsterdam 
    With honours
  • MD Medicine 
    1993 - University of Amsterdam 
  • BSc Economics 
    1991 - University of Amsterdam 
  • FRANCOG Obstetrics and Gynaecology 
    2017 - RANZCOG 

External Memberships

Professor at Monash University

Member of Dutch Society for Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Member of Royal Australian New Zealand College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Member of ESHRE, SMFM, Soc. Clinical Trials, ACTA

Editor of Human Reproduction Open

Latest Publications

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Prizes and Awards

Jan Swammerdam Prize 2001 for best PhD thesis The Netherlands

ZonMW Pearl 2013 for outstanding contribution to Research

NHMRC Research Excellence Award 2014 Top Ranked Practitioner Fellow

Alexandre Yersin Prize for Outstanding Medical Publications in Viet Nam (2019 and 2020)


Research Overview

 Much medical practice around the world is conducted without evidence that interventions are beneficial to the patient and will not cause harm. Professor Ben Mol aims to develop evidence on the effectiveness of all medical interventions in this area, preferably through large collaborations in randomised clinical trials, to provide insight on the available evidence tailored to the individual patient for both patients and doctors. To achieve this, international collaboration through coordination of research agendas for clinical and basic research, and the establishment of guidelines is essential. The group aims to involve young people, create large datasets and initiate international collaboration.

Research Areas

Biomedical Sciences

Research Specialisms

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Epidemiology

Our research specialisms are based on the Higher Education Classification of Subjects (HECoS) which is HESA open data, published under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International licence.


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