Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Metabolism, Digestion and Reproduction

Clinical Professor



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Miss Kiran Dosanjh +44 (0)20 7594 4217




5009Institute of Reproductive and Developmental BiologyHammersmith Campus





Prof VKK Chatterjee, University of Cambridge, Department of Medicine

Prof Mark McCarthy, University of Oxford, OCDEM

Dr Gerard Conway, University College London, Department of Endocrinology

Dr William Rainey, Dr Bruce Carr, University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas

Professor DH Abbott, University of Wisconsin

Prof Axel Themmen, Erasmus Medical Centre, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Guest Lectures

Ricardo Azziz Distinguished Career Award Lecture, Androgen Excess & PCOS (AE-PCOS) Society, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden, 2018

The Harrison Lecture (Keynote, plenary),, Endocrine Society of Australia Annual Meeting, Gold Coast Convention Centre, Queensland, Australia, 2016

Keynote Plenary Lecture of the Society for Reproduction & Fertility (opening lecture at World Congress of Reproductive Biology), World Congress of Reproductive Biology, Edinburgh, 2014

Polycystic ovary syndrome, reproduction and fertility (SRF Distinguished Scientist Award lecture 2010), Society for Reproduction & Fertility, University of Nottingham (SRF annual meeting), 2010

Insulin Action in the Ovary, British Endocrine Societies, Annual Meeting, Brighton Centre, 2004

A link between Diabetes and Endocrinology? The Polycystic Ovary syndrome, Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh: St Andrewstide Symposium, 2003

The Genetic Basis of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Swiss Society for Endocrinology & Diabetes: Annual Meeting, 2003

Programming Reproductive Function: Polycystic Ovary syndrome, 2nd World Congress on Fetal Origins of Adult Disease; Brighton Centre, 2003

Programming Reproductive Function: Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, 2nd World Congress on Fetal Origins of Adult Disease; Brighton Centre, 2003

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: Congenital or Acquired, Northwestern University, Chicago: Dean's Clinical Research Day, 2003

Genetics of Polycystic ovary syndrome, Plenary lecture, Societe Francaise de la Gynecologie, Paris, 2002

Van Campenhout Lecture, Canadian Fertility and Andrology annual meeting, Quebec, 2002

Follicle development in Polycystic ovary syndrome, Invited lecture, Gordon Research Conference on Reproductive Tract Biology, New london CT, USA, 2002

Polycystic ovary syndrome and insulin resistance, Spanish Fertility Society, Symposium on Insulin Resistance, Valencia, 2001

2nd World Congress on Controversies in Obsetrics & Gynaecology, Paris,, 2001

Genetics of Androgen excess in Polycystic ovary syndrome, Society for the Study of Reproduction (USA) Annual Conference, Ottowa, 2001

Folliculogenesis in Polycystic ovary syndrome, 5th Dutch Endo-Neuro Meeting, Doorwerth, The Netherlands, 2001

IVF Lecture Tour, University of Gothenburg and Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, 2001

Metabolic aspects of Polycystic ovary syndrome, Association of Clinical Biochemists, Annual Meeting, London, 2001

Management of Adolescents with Polycystic ovary syndrome, European Federation of Endocrine Societies (EFES) 5th European Congress of Endocrinology, Turin, 2001

Feldberg Prize lecture, University of Aachen, December 2002