About the Research Team
Edinburgh leads fertility preservation in the UK. The team at the Centre for Reproductive Health heads an established programme for freezing and storing ovarian tissue from girls with cancer, and in 2013 they became the first centre in the UK to obtain ethical approval for a fertility preservation programme for boys.
The unique expertise available in Edinburgh makes this the only centre in the UK where this combined clinical service and research programme can be established.
Rod Mitchell, Clinical Research Fellow at the Centre for Reproductive Health and Honorary Consultant Endocrinologist at Edinburgh Royal Hospital for Sick Children, has a proven track record of research into development of the testicles.
Hamish Wallace, Consultant Paediatric Oncologist, Edinburgh Royal Hospital for Sick Children, has vast experience in the care of young people with cancer, including assessment and counselling regarding fertility.
Richard Anderson, Professor of Clinical Reproductive Science at the University of Edinburgh, leads the female fertility preservation programme and has published widely on the subject of fertility preservation for children with cancer.
Norah Spears, Professor of Reproductive Physiology, University of Edinburgh, has done a large amount of research into the effects of chemotherapy on the ovary.