Professor Ben Willem Mol




Professor Ben Willem Mol is a professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Adelaide. Prior to coming to Australia in 2014 he was a Professor of Clinical Evaluative Research in Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Reproductive Medicine in the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Amsterdam (AMC-UvA).. He is focused on the organisation of multi-centric evaluative research in Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Fertility. In the context of a national research consortium, over 50 hospitals, including all eight academic centres, are working together to carry out multi-centric randomised trials. The research is focused mainly upon everyday practices. As a Professor, Mol considers his most important task to be the stimulation and innovation of evaluative research in Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Reproductive Medicine. His professional adage is ‘A day without randomisation is a day without progress.’

Mol is chairman of the Guideline Commission (commissie Richtlijnen) and member of the Scholarship Commission (commissie Wetenschap) of the Dutch Association for Obstetrics and Gynaecology (Nederlandse Vereniging voor Obstetrie en Gynaecologie, NVOG).

Mol has co-authored > 500 peer reviewed publications, of which some have been published in high-impact journals such as NEJM (2), Lancet (7), JAMA (2), PlosMedicine (1) and BMJ (9). His Hirsh index is 38.

To view his presentation “Evaluation of effectiveness of health care:  non-committal or binding?” please click on the link below:

Evaluation of effectiveness