Clearblue Medical 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.
University of New South Wales
Professor William Ledger is the Head and Professor of the Discipline of Obstetrics & Gynaecology in the School of Women's & Children's Health at the University of New South Wales, Sydney. He is a senior fertility specialist, obstetrician and gynaecologist and was the Chair and Head of the Academic Unit for Reproductive and Developmental Medicine at the University of Sheffield, UK until 2011. He has published over 200 peer reviewed papers and edited thirteen books, mostly on infertility and its causes. He sits on the Editorial Board of several major journals including Human Reproduction 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.
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Michael A. Thomas, MD is Chief 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 Executive Vice Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Dr Thomas gained his MD from the University Of Illinois College Of Medicine in 1984, and was a resident at Wayne State University in Detroit. Dr Thomas completed his fellowship in reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the University of Cincinnati, and is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. His research interests include Infertility, Endometriosis, PCOS, Stress and Reproductive Function, Reproductive Endocrinology, and Menopause. He is also a member of the Society of Reproductive Endocrinologists, Association for Reproductive Health Professionals, ASRM Patient Education Committee, and ASRM Contraception Special Interest Group.
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.
Dr Julie Oliver completed her medical degree at the University of Leeds and after training in obstetrics and gynecology she made the shift to general practice.
Dr Oliver is now an accredited GP with Special Interest (GPwSI) in Gynaecology working within North Durham CCG and has set up a business called Durham Gynae which is commissioned to provide GPwSI services. She is also an accredited trainer for the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare.
Dr Oliver has interests in women’s health, sexual health and teaching, and was part of a team which set up the Primary Care Women’s Health Forum, helping to spread the word across the primary care community of changes and developments.
University College London Hospitals
Cecilia Bottomley is a Consultant Gynaecologist at UCLH and an Honorary Associate Professor at the EGA Institute of Women’s Health.
Previously she led the Early Pregnancy Unit at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital for 9 years. Her initial training was at Trinity College Cambridge followed by Guy's and St Thomas' Hospitals.
Cecilia's MD focused on the prediction of pregnancy loss using clinical and ultrasound markers and has subsequently had a diverse academic output including investigation of hyperemesis gravidarum, psychological impact of early pregnancy uncertainty and prevention of miscarriage.
She has authored or co-authored over 35 peer reviewed papers in top impact Obstetrics and Gynaecology Journals and regularly carries out academic peer reviews for several journals. She has written/co-authored text books and chapters.
For several years Cecilia has lectured nationally and internationally on Early Pregnancy and Emergency Gynaecology. She is a medical advisor to the Ectopic Pregnancy Trust and has held other positions including being member of the RCOG Clinical Studies Group, elected member of the General Medical Council and Chair of the Scientific Committee for the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Association of Early Pregnancy Units. She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
University of Southampton
Professor Nick Macklon is Group Medical Director of London Women's Clinic and Visiting Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Copenhagen.
Nick Macklon trained in Edinburgh, and carried out his doctoral research in Glasgow before taking a Fellowship in Fetal Medicine in Rotterdam where he was subsequently appointed Senior Lecturer and Director of the Assisted Conception Unit. In 2005 he was appointed Professor of Periconceptional Medicine and Infertility at the Utrecht University Medical Centre, where he became Head of the Department of Reproductive Medicine and Gynaecology. In 2009 he was appointed to the Chair in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in Southampton.
Professor Macklon has published widely in the fields of ovarian stimulation and endometrial receptivity. In addition to contributing chapters to standard texts in the field, he has published three books, including the award winning IVF in the Medically Complicated Patient, and the Textbook of Periconceptional Medicine. External appointments include the Executive Committee of ESHRE, and Visiting Professor at the University of Adelaide
Dr Gnoth is director of Gynaecological Endocrinology and Reproductive Medicine at Green-IVF in Grevenbroich, Germany and professor in obstetrics and gynaecology at the University of Cologne. Dr Gnoth is author of more than 50 scientific papers, 2 textbooks and several book chapters on infertility, periconceptional gynaecology, infertility treatment, especially reproductive endocrinology
He is also a member of the board of trustees of the German IVF Register (DIR).
University of London
Emma trained at St Georges Hospital, University of London. She is a Consultant in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the Royal Free London, where she is the Lead for Early Pregnancy and Emergency Gynaecology. She has a special interest in Early Pregnancy and Gynaecological Ultrasound. She worked as a research fellow for many years and has published over 50 peer reviewed papers on early pregnancy topics.
She has written many book chapters and edited her own book on Early Pregnancy Ultrasound. Emma is a previous Coordinator of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology Special Interest Group in Early Pregnancy. She is on the board of the association of early pregnancy units (AEPU) and is a medical advisor to the ectopic pregnancy trust (EPT). She frequently lectures on different aspects of early pregnancy.