Gillian M Lockwood

Dr. Gillian M Lockwood, BM BCh. MA (Oxon) D. Phil FRCOG Consultant in Reproductive Medicine, Care Fertility Dr Gill Lockwood was a late recruit to medicine, having read Philosophy, Politics and
Economics at Oxford University and then worked as a Government Statistician. A television documentary encouraged her to change careers to Medicine and she qualified in 1986. A chance meeting with Professor Robert Edwards (the ‘test-tube’ baby pioneer) introduced her to the science of IVF and since 1990 she has specialised in Reproductive Medicine. For 10 years she was Senior Clinical Research Fellow and Lead Clinician at the Oxford Fertility Unit, where her research interests included Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Premature Ovarian Failure and Recurrent Miscarriage. She collaborated in Oxford with Professor Nigel Groome on the development and
application of the new assays for inhibin and activin and her Doctoral Thesis was on the role of inhibin in ovulation and early pregnancy. She has subsequently undertaken extensive research in the use of AMH in fertility management. She lectures and broadcasts on ethical and social issues in Reproductive Medicine and was Vice Chair of the RCOG Ethics Committee. She has been an Associate Editor of Human Reproduction and a member of the Editorial Board of Human Fertility. She has published over 30 ‘first author’ articles in international journals and has contributed to many text books and review publications. She claims her most widely read publication is Fertility and Infertility for Dummies ! She was the Medical Director of the first clinic in the UK to achieve healthy pregnancies using cryopreserved eggs; a development that has given new hope of becoming ‘genetic mothers’ to women who have to undergo sterilising chemotherapy
or radiotherapy and to women who choose to delay pregnancy for other reasons. Her latest book ‘Egg Freezing in the 21st Century : A global perspective ‘ will be published in 2022

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