Richard Smith

Mr J. Richard Smith MD FRCOG

Mr Richard J Smith leads our UK research team and is a Womb Transplant UK trustee and member of the advisory board. Find out more about his background and work.

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Srdjan Saso BSc MRCS PhD

Srdjan Saso is a Womb Transplant UK Trustee and valuable member of our advisory board. Find out more about his previous work and research in this area.

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Mr Hossam (Sam) Abdalla FRCOG

Sam Abdalla is the co-founder and Director of The Lister Fertility Clinic, UK’s largest fertility clinic based at The Lister Hospital, Chelsea, London. He has also been a member of the HFEA board since 2004.

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Mr David Corless BSc MD FRCS

David Corless is a Consultant Upper Gastrointestinal and General Surgeon, based at Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Together with Mr Richard Smith, he has been the chief surgeon with all our experiments and has been involved with this project since 1995.

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Dr Alex Clarke DPsych MSc BSc(Hons) AFBPsS

Alex Clarke is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist within the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Royal Free Hospital, London. She is also an Honorary Professor at the Department of Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology at University College London. Furthermore, she is the psychology lead for Face Transplant UK.

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Miss Catrina Donegan RN MSc

Catrina Donegan has a long-running interest in gynaecology and sexual health and is a Senior Lecturer in Women’s Health at Middlesex University, London.

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Mrs Eleanor Findlater

Eleanor Findlater is a businesswoman and a former TV presenter and journalist.

Neil Huband

Mr Neil Huband

Neil Huband is a communications specialist in the medical and science sectors and works with a number of research teams and associated charities.

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Ms Jill Lewis RN

Jill Lewis is a Senior Theatre Sister who has been a long-running supporter of radical abdominal trachelectomy and uterine transplantation. She is also the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of ‘House of Hope Nepal UK’ (registered charity no. 1083224).

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Ms Rodena Kelman

Rodena Kelman is Mr Richard Smith’s practice manager.

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Mr Yau Thum MD

Yau Thum is a Fertility Specialist at the Lister Fertility Clinic with a specialist interest in reproductive immunology, which includes natural killer cells, recurrent failed implantation after IVF treatment and recurrent miscarriage of immunological origins.