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Founding Group

The Reproductive Endocrinology Meeting has been devised by a Founding Group of experts in the field of Reproductive Endocrinology. 

Dr Richard Quinton 

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Dr Richard Quinton is an Endocrinologist at the Northern Region Gender Dysphoria Service in Newcastle-upon-Tyne and an honorary Reader in Reproductive Endocrinology at Imperial College London. 

After graduating from Cambridge University, he trained in Internal Medicine at St Bart’s in London and Erasmus University Hospital in Rotterdam, followed by higher training in general and reproductive Endocrinology at UCL Hospitals in London.

He has been active in research for over 30 years, with a particular interest in Hypogonadotropic Hypogonadism, and has published >200 articles in scientific journals. In 2000, he was awarded the Ralph Noble Prize by Cambridge University for his MD thesis on Kallmann syndrome and, in 2023, received the Outstanding Clinical Practitioner award from the Society for Endocrinology.

He co-led the Society for Endocrinology guidelines group for the management of male hypogonadism (published in 2022) and female hypogonadism (in review 2024); was Vice Chair of the EU-COST consortium on GnRH deficiency and participated in the NIHR-funded TestES consortium, which recently returned data in 2023 that firmly underpinned the cardiovascular safety of testosterone treatment in men.





Dr Sofia Llahana


As an NIHR Post-doctoral Clinical Academic, Consultant Nurse, and Tech Innovation Fellow, Sofia's expertise spans nursing, behavioural science, and user experience (UX) research.

She pioneered the UK's first Consultant Nurse role in Endocrinology, blending clinical expertise, innovation, leadership, and a substantial record of impactful research and grants aimed at enhancing patient-centred care.

Internationally acclaimed, Sofia founded and chaired the European Society of Endocrinology (ESE) Nurse Committee and was awarded the 2021 ESE Special Recognition Award for her significant contribution to endocrinology nursing in Europe, making her the first endocrine nurse worldwide to have received this prestigious award.

In 2019, Sofia was also named by ESE one of the five most influential women in Endocrinology in Europe, and was further distinguished by being awarded the 2022 Nikki Kieffer Medal from the Society for Endocrinology.

Her editorial leadership of “Advanced Practice in Endocrinology Nursing”, a textbook instrumental to global training curriculums for endocrine nurses with over 140K downloads, underscores her impact in the field. 





Professor Aled Rees 


Aled Rees is a Professor of Endocrinology at the School of Medicine, Cardiff University. His clinical practice embraces all aspects of endocrinology with a particular focus on neuroendocrinology. Professor Rees graduated from the University of Wales College of Medicine. He was awarded a Wellcome Trust Clinical Training Fellowship and a Society for Endocrinology Clinical Endocrinology Trust Fellowship for his PhD examining growth regulation in pituitary tumours.

His current research seeks to understand the impact of the hormonal environment in early life on cognition on neurodevelopment, with a particular focus on Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, steroid disorders and thyroid disease. He is Senior Editor of Clinical Endocrinology and General Secretary-elect of the Society for Endocrinology. 





Dr Channa Jayasena


Dr Channa Jayasena is a Reader and Consultant in Reproductive Endocrinology at Imperial College, St. Mary's and Hammersmith Hospitals, London. He is also Head of Andrology at North-West London Pathology Services. Dr Jayasena qualified in medicine at Cambridge University, after which he undertook specialist training in Diabetes and endocrinology in London. He performed research at Imperial College as a Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Training Fellow and subsequently became an NIHR Clinical Lecturer.

In 2018, Dr. Jayasena was awarded an NIHR Post-Doctoral Fellowship investigating the metabolic regulation of male infertility. He is Chief Investigator on an NIHR Health Technology Assessment (HTA) funded project to investigate the Efficacy and Safety of Testosterone Replacement in Men (TestES Consortium). Dr Jayasena is also the lead of the Society for Endocrinology (SfE) Specialist Endocrinology Network for Andrology. He also co-chaired the SfE UK Guidelines for the management of hypogonadism.





Dr Lisa Owens


Dr Lisa Owens works as a Consultant Endocrinologist at St James's Hospital, Dublin and Honorary Senior Lecturer in Medicine, Trinity College Dublin and Imperial College London. She completed a PhD at Imperial College London studying Ovarian Gonadotropin Receptor signalling in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. She is a Reproductive Endocrinologist, and her clinical interests include PCOS, complex menopause, premature ovarian insufficiency and male factor infertility. 






Professor Richard Anderson


Richard Anderson is Elsie Inglis Professor of Clinical Reproductive Science at the University of Edinburgh Centre for Reproductive Health and works clinically in Infertility and Reproductive Endocrinology. He has interests in both female and male fertility, including hormonal male contraception, fertility preservation and the effects of cancer treatments on fertility, and he has also conducted clinical studies developing our understanding of novel neuropeptides in human reproductive function in men and women. He is a member of the HFEA Scientific and Clinical Advances Advisory Committee and the NICHD Scientific Consulting Group of the Contraception Discovery and Development Branch, and until recently, was a member of the ESHRE Executive Committee.


Dr Sophie Clarke