Qualifications

  • Qualified from the London Hospital Medical College  1974
  • Joint Committee on Contraception certificate  1976
  • Diploma of the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists  1976
  • Family Planning Instructing doctor certificate  1980
  • Member of the Royal College of General Practitioners  1980
  • Member of the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare  1993
  • Letter of Competence in subdermal contraceptive implant techniques 1996; last recertified 2013
  • Letter of Competence in postgraduate education (FSRH) 1997; last recertified 2013
  • Doctor of Medicine (University of London) 1999
  • Letter of Competence in intrauterine techniques  2002; last recertified 2013
  • Fellow of the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare  2005
  • Fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners  2006
  • Member of the Expert Witness Institute  2007
  • Master of Laws (Medical Law) (University of Northumbria)  2009

Current Posts

Current Appointments

Research Work

  • Awarded first prize in the RCGP/Astra Research Award, 1980.
  • Awarded a grant of £19,000 in 1992 from North West Thames Regional Health Authority for a survey of women’s reproductive health; this survey formed part of my doctorate.
  • I have had seven oral and nine poster presentations accepted at national and international congresses.
  • I have written over 80 peer-reviewed papers, two books and thirteen chapters in books on contraception and reproductive health care.

Other Activities

  • I participated in the launch of the findings of Professor Sally Sheldon’s project on Medical Abortion and the Law on 23 March 2016
    http://www.kent.ac.uk/law/mabal/project_events.html
  • I have given 21 invited lectures at international conferences.
  • I have reviewed articles for 28 different medical journals.

Previous Posts Held

  • Research Assistant, Margaret Pyke Centre, London   1980 – 1981
  • Principal in general practice, Bedfordshire   1981 – 1998
  • Medical Director, EPIC (holds General Practice Research Database)  1999 – 2002
  • Lead Clinician in Sexual & Reproductive Health, Hertfordshire   2001 – 2003
  • Clinical Director, BPAS   2003 – 2005
  • Specialty Doctor in Sexual & Reproductive Health, Worcestershire, 2004 – 2011
  • Honorary Associate Professor in the Institute of Clinical Education, Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick, 2006 – 2013
  • Clinical Lead in SRH Dorset, 2011 – 2016

Some Previous Appointments Held


CV Full CV available on application.