The research at EXPPECT Edinburgh is led by Professor Andrew Horne, Professor Philippa Saunders, Dr Douglas Gibson, Dr Lucy Whitaker and Dr Thanasis Tsanas.
Professor Andrew Horne (PhD FRCOG FRCP Edin FRCSEd FRSE)
Co-Director of EXPPECT Edinburgh
- Professor of Gynaecology and Reproductive Sciences, University of Edinburgh
- Honorary Consultant Gynaecologist, NHS Lothian
- Jackie Young (University PA) Email: Jackie.Young@ed.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0) 131 242 6988
- Fiona Elliot (NHS secretary) Email: email@example.com Tel: +44 (0) 131 242 2525
- Please contact Fiona Elliot regarding any personal clinical matters. Tel: +44 (0) 131 242 2525
- Email: Andrew.Horne@ed.ac.uk
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Andrew is Professor of Gynaecology at the University of Edinburgh and a leading researcher in women’s health problems, with a focus on endometriosis and pelvic pain. He has published over 170 peer-reviewed scientific papers. He is Scientific Advisor to the Scottish Chief Medical Officer for Obstetrics and Gynaecology, and Trustee to Endometriosis UK.
View Professor Andrew Horne's webpage for more information.
Professor Philippa Saunders (PhD FMedSci)
Co-Director of EXPPECT Edinburgh
- Chair of Reproductive Steroids, University of Edinburgh
- Work: +44 (0)131 242 6388
- Secretary - Sheila Marshall: +44 (0)131 242 9484
- Email: P.Saunders@ed.ac.uk
Philippa is a biomedical scientist and Professor of Reproductive Steroids at the University of Edinburgh. During her career she has made major contributions to our understanding of the impact of sex steroids on reproductive and other systems. Her current research is focussed on developing new treatment paradigms to treat neuroinflammatory pain in women with endometriosis. Her research benefits from collaboration with clinical colleagues, patients, and commercial partners.
View Professor Philippa Saunders' webpage for more information.
Dr Douglas Gibson (PhD)
Lead for discovery science, EXPPECT Edinburgh
- Sir Henry Dale Fellow, University of Edinburgh
- Work: +44 (0)131 242 6685
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Douglas studied Pharmacology before completing a PhD in Reproductive Endocrinology focussing on women's health and fertility. He is a Sir Henry Dale Fellow in the Centre for Inflammation Research in Edinburgh and leads a research team that focusses on understanding the role of hormones and inflammation in endometriosis.
View Dr Douglas Gibson's webpage for more information.
Dr Lucy Whitaker (MBChB MD MSc MRCOG)
Lead for clinical studies, EXPPECT Edinburgh
- Clinical Lecturer in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Edinburgh
- Honorary Senior Registrar, NHS Lothian
- Email: Lucy.email@example.com
Lucy studied medicine at the University of Edinburgh then completed an MSc and MD alongside her clinical training. She is now a Clinical Lecturer in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in the MRC Centre for Reproductive Health, combining clinical care for endometriosis with a research portfolio focusing on clinical trials and precision treatment for endometriosis-associated pain.
View Dr Lucy Whitaker's webpage for more information.
Dr Thanasis Tsanas (BSc BEng MSc PhD FHEA)
Lead for digital health, EXPPECT Edinburgh
- Associate Professor, University of Edinburgh
- Work: +44 (0)131 651 7887
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanasis trained as an engineer and completed a PhD in Applied Mathematics. He is an Associate Professor at the Usher Institute in Edinburgh, where he leads the Data Analytics Research and Technology in Healthcare (DARTH) group. His expertise is in signal processing and statistical machine learning, focusing primarily on biomedical applications.
View Dr Thanasis Tsanas’ webpage for more information.
Research Insights: Tackling the pain of endometriosis
Professor Andrew Horne and Professor Philippa Saunders discuss their endometriosis research. Recorded on 17 February 2021.
- Video: Research Insights: Tackling the pain of endometriosis
- Research Insights: Tackling the pain of endometriosis. Professor Andrew Horne and Professor Philippa Saunders discuss research to tackle a difficult condition that affects one in ten women in the UK. Recorded 17/02/2021.