Clearblue Advisors

Clearblue engage with a range of independent Healthcare Professionals to broaden our scientific and educational understanding, keep abreast of changing scientific and clinical trends and to have them critique our product-related activities. Our Advisory Board is made up of a range of fertility, pregnancy, contraception and sexual health experts selected for their range of experience.

  • Bill Ledger

    University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

    Bill Ledger is Professor and Head of School of Women’s and Children’s Health at the University of New South Wales in Sydney Australia. He is also Director of Research and development at IVF-Australia and a member of the NHMRC Committee on Ethics of ART. He has published over 150 peer reviewed papers and edited eleven books, mostly on infertility and its causes. He sits on the Editorial Board of several major journals including Fertility and Sterility, RBM Online and BJOG, and was a member of the UK Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority before his move to Sydney in 2011. His research interests focus on effects of ageing on oocyte and embryo biology, cancer and fertility preservation and health economics of ART.

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  • Michael Thomas

    University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, USA

    Michael A. Thomas, MD is a Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and is Fellowship and Section Director of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine, Cincinnati, Ohio. His previous roles include Director of the Center for Reproductive Health at the University of Cincinnati and Vice Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He is board–certified in both Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.

    Professor Thomas gained his B.S. from Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, in 1980 and his M.D. from the University of Illinois, College of Medicine, Champaign, Illinois in 1984. His research interests include Contraception, Infertility, Stress and Reproductive Function, Reproductive Endocrinology, and Menopause. He is also a member of the Endocrine Society, the Society for Gynecologic Investigation (SGI) and the Society for Family Planning (SFP).

    Professor Thomas is nationally recognized as a leader in the field of assisted reproduction and has published extensively in this area including articles in Fertility and Sterility, the Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics, the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, and Menopause.

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  • Cecilia Pyper

    Department of Public Health, University of Oxford, UK

    Cecilia Pyper is an Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the Department of Public Health, University of Oxford. She is also a Consultant in association with the Public Health Action Support Team (PHAST), based at the King’s Fund, London.

    Dr Pyper has over 20 years’ experience as a GP, and has a special interest in fertility awareness and reproductive health. Her research interests include factors which influence time to conception. She also lectures internationally on topics related to reproductive health.

    In her role at PHAST Dr Pyper has led a series of public health and primary care projects to evaluate ways of improving the provision of, and patients’ access to, primary care services.

  • Jill Shawe

    University of Surrey, Guildford, UK

    Jill Shawe is Professor of Maternal & Family Healthcare and Director of the Centre for Research in Nursing and Midwifery Education (CRNME) at the University of Surrey. She works clinically as a Reproductive Health Nurse and Midwife specialising in fertility awareness.

    Professor Shawe has extensive experience in the field of primary care and women's health and in nursing and midwifery education and research. Her research interests include preconception and postnatal care and she is currently researching the issues of diabetes, weight management and pregnancy. She has been instrumental in forming a European Pre-pregnancy Research Collaboration to promote preconception and fertility awareness in Europe.

    She is a member of the RCOG Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) Clinical Studies Group, and a member of the Advisory Group for the Commission of Contraception and Abortion Services in England.

  • James Walker

    St James University Hospital, Leeds, UK

    James Walker is a Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at St James's University Hospital.  He was past new Chair of the Confidential Enquiry into Maternal and Child Health, which publishes national and local reports on maternal, perinatal and child health. Professor Walker was also a Clinical Specialty Adviser for The National Patient Safety Agency. He is the immediate past Senior-Vice President of the RCOG.  He is currently on the Maternity Services Review Board. He has published extensively on his specialist subjects, which include pelvic pain, menopause, menorrhagia, miscarriage, pre-eclampsia and high‐risk obstetrics.