• Doctor, specialty trainee in obstetrics and gynaecology (senior registrar), Simpson Centre for Reproductive Health, NHS Lothian and University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Lucy Whitaker obtained her medical degree from the University of Edinburgh in 2007.  She is undertaking postgraduate training in obstetrics and gynaecology in Edinburgh where she is the South-East Scotland advanced laparoscopic trainee for the excision of benign disease, including endometriosis and fibroids.  

Her research training was with Professor Hilary Critchley and Professor Andrew Horne and her MD thesis focused on the effects of selective progesterone receptor modulators on the endometrium. Her research interests are in chronic pelvic pain and heavy menstrual bleeding. Earlier this year, she coordinated a submission revising the endometriosis coding for WHO ICD-11 on behalf of WES, ASRM, ESHRE, BSGE, and ESGE. She has contributed to the peer-reviewed literature and continues to focus on translational research in endometriosis-associated pain and heavy menstrual bleeding.