I was an undergraduate at Queen’s University Belfast. After obtaining my MRCOG I joined the Reproductive Medicine Team at Imperial College London. I came to Oxford in 1997 as a Sub-Specialist trainee in Reproductive Medicine and upon completion joined the academic staff of NDOG as a Senior Fellow and Honorary Consultant in Reproductive Medicine and Surgery. From 1999 until 2012 I was Director of the Sub-Specialist training program in Reproductive Medicine in Oxford. I was Medical Director and Lead Consultant in the Oxford Fertility Unit from 1999 until 2012. In 2011 I initiated and was one of the Foundering Partners of an IVF clinic network (Reproductive Partnership) which is now the largest in the UK. Working with Stephen Kennedy I facilitated the development of the now very successful MSC course in Reproductive Medicine which is closely linked to the IVF facility. From 1999 building on collaboration with Leuven University I developed the Endometriosis surgical service in Oxford to eventually become a national referral centre. I was appointed Associated Professor in 2014.
Other activities have included:
- 1997-2000: USAID / WHO Women and Children programme in Ukraine and Russia.
- HFEA Appeal Committee Member ( 2009 – 2012)
MB BCh BAO MPhil FRCOG
- Consultant and Sub-Specialist in Reproductive Medicine and Surgery
My research has been mostly based in Reproductive Medicine and Endometriosis. My current area of research interest are in Ovarian tissue cryopreservation for pre-pubertal and adolescent girls as well as supporting the Endometriosis research activity now lead by Christian Becker.