Core Committee

UKARCOG Chair

Michael Rimmer

Michael Rimmer

Michael took over as chair of the UK ARCOG in May 2019 and is a graduate from St Andrews, Liverpool and Warwick Universities. He is currently undertaking a PhD at the MRC Centre for Reproductive Health at the University of Edinburgh following his appointment as a ECAT – MRC Clinical Research Fellow. Michael’s research focuses on the release of extracellular vesicles from prepubescent testicular tissue in response to chemotherapy and how this may be manipulated to preserve fertility.

Deputy Chair

Emma Long

Emma graduated from Nottingham Medical School in 2008. She has been part of the UKARCOG since 2014. She is currently in her ST5 year working in South Yorkshire and has an interest in Gynae Oncology.

Past Chair

Bassel Wattar

Bassel Wattar

Profile to be updated soon

Secretary

Olivia Raglan

Olivia Raglan

Dr Raglan graduated from Imperial College London in 2011 and is currently an Obstetrics and Gynaecology Registrar in the North West Thames London Deanery. She has recently completed a PhD in gynaecological oncology focusing on endometrial cancer. Interests include gynaecological oncology, minimal access surgery and medical education.

RSM Trainee Representative O&G Section Council

Web Master

Catriona Barlow

Catriona Barlow

Catriona graduated from the University of Glasgow (via St Andrews) in 2010 and entered postgradute training in the West of Scotland. Her O&G training is centred on Glasgow but has rotated throughout South and West Scotland. In 2017-18 she completed a Scottish Clinical Leadership Fellowship and worked on consent with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow as well as working the the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management. She also sits on the committee for the West of Scotland O&G Trainees.

Stats

Ian Henderson

Profile to be updated soon

Members

Alexandra Viner

Alex Viner

Dr Viner graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 2011 and is currently undertaking a 3 year PhD programme at the MRC centre for reproductive health in Edinburgh, supported by the NIHR. She is working alongside researchers from Malawi and Zambia, focusing on ways to improve outcomes for preterm babies in low- and middle- income settings. Her interests include fetal and maternal medicine, global health and running long distances. 

Nicola Tempest

Nicola Tempest

Dr Tempest graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2008 and is currently out of programme doing a PhD in gynaecology sponsored by the Wellbeing of Women. She is in year 6 of speciality training in obstetrics and gynaecology in Merseyside. Her interests include gynaecology basic science research and rotational deliveries.

Jennifer Tamblyn

Jenniefer Tamblyn

MROG co-chair

Clinical Research Fellow at University of Birmingham

Obstetrics and Gynaecology ST2 OOPR

Dr Tamblyn graduated from University of Birmingham in 2011 and is currently completing a 3-year PhD investigating the immune effects of vitamin D in pregnancy at University of Birmingham. She is supported by Wellbeing of Women Clinical Research Fellowship programme. Her interests include materno-fetal medicine, reproductive immunology, and playing lots of squash.

Adalino Sacco

Adalino Sacco

RCOG Trainees’ Committee Chair

Dr Sacco is a maternal-fetal medicine subspecialty trainee at University College London Hospital and NIHR academic clinical lecturer at University College London. Her interests include fetal surgery and prenatal therapy.

Lucy Higgins

Lucy Higgins

Dr Lucy Higgins is an NIHR Academic Clinical Lecturer working at the Maternal and Fetal Health Research Centre, University of Manchester. After graduation from the University of Birmingham Medical School in 2006, she commenced the clinical academic training programme in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, winning the RCOG Prize Medal in 2011. She completed an Action Medical Research funded doctoral research training fellowship in 2015. Her primary research interest is in antenatal identification of placental pathologies associated with late-onset fetal growth restriction and stillbirth using third trimester ultrasound.

Lucy is the UK ARCOG lead for the NESTT study.