Oocyte in-vitro maturation (IVM), IVF, PCOS, reproductive failure, endometriosis, laparoscopy
Tim Child is working on a number of projects focussing on reproductive failure. These include a prospective study examining the relationship between peripheral Natural Killer (NK) cells and reproductive outcome, oocyte in-vitro maturation (IVM) as an assisted conception treatment for women with PCO, and the causes of recurrent miscarriage and male factor infertility.
Mr Child graduated in Medical Sciences from Cambridge University and Medicine from the University of London. He then undertook postgraduate training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in the Oxford region followed by a 2-year Canadian Research Fellowship at McGill University, Montreal. On returning to the UK he undertook a RCOG subspecialty training fellowship in Reproductive Medicine and Surgery in Oxford and was appointed as Senior Fellow in Reproductive Medicine, University of Oxford, and Honorary Consultant Gynaecologist, Oxford Radcliffe Hospital in 2004.
Mr Child is a prominent specialist in reproductive medicine, world renowned as the leader of the team which undertook the UK’s first successful IVM cycle resulting in the birth of twins in 2007. He is also the co-author of the UK’s highest selling undergraduate textbook in Obstetrics and Gynaecology (Impey & Child; Obstetrics and Gynaecology). In 2004 Mr Child brought his expertise to the Oxford Fertility Unit. His particular areas of interest are infertility, oocyte in-vitro maturation (IVM), recurrent miscarriage, PCOS, reproductive immunology and laparoscopic surgery with special interest in endometriosis.