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National Association for Premenstrual Syndrome

Expert Panel

Nick Panay BSc MRCOG MFSRH

NAPS Chairman

Present position

Consultant Gynaecologist, Subspecialist in Reproductive Medicine & Surgery Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and Chelsea & Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer, Imperial College London 

CV Summary

Nick Panay is a Consultant Gynaecologist with a Special Interest in Reproductive Medicine and Surgery, Menopause, PMS, contraception and gynaecological endocrinology. 
As director of the West London Menopause & PMS Centre at Queen Charlotte’s & Chelsea and Chelsea & Westminster Hospitals, he heads a busy clinical and research team which publishes widely, presents at scientific meetings and trains health professionals at all levels. 

Much of his team’s research has focused on improving the understanding and management of Premature Menopause, PMS, Female Sexual Dysfunction, New HRT and Contraceptive regimens and Complementary Therapies.
He is currently the Editor-in-Chief of Climacteric (The Journal of the International Menopause Society) and is on the editorial boards of the Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Healthcare. Through his work with a number of councils and women’s groups he campaigns actively for women's health issues both nationally and internationally.

His affiliations include: Chairman of The British Menopause Society, Chairman of The National Association for Premenstrual Syndrome,Council member of The Royal Society of Medicine (O & G Division),Patron of Daisy Network (Premature Ovarian Failure Society) and Past Council member of The British Society for Gynaecological Endoscopy.

Ms A. P. Hawkins BSc MROCG DFSRH

NAPS Trustee

Locum Consultant in Gynaecology at Salisbury

Annie Hawkins trained in general Obstetrics and Gynaecology and then went on to conduct three years of Research into female reproductive hormones and how they affect sexuality. She has worked extensively in Menopause and PMS clinics and also trained for four years to become a Member of the Institute of Psychosexual Medicine.

Her areas of special interest are Menopause, Premenstrual Syndrome, female Sexuality, Psychological Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Early Pregnancy, Acute Gynaecology, Gynaecological Ultrasound and Forensic Gynaecology

Dr Carrie Sadler GP and research specialist

NAPS Trustee

Carrie is a GP in Derbyshire.

She also works as an Associate Specialist in the Derby Sexual Health service.She has had a special interest in Women’s health for many years particularly Premenstrual Syndrome, Menopause, contraception and gynaecology.

She has a commitment to training local GPs  and nurses for the Diploma  and letters of Competence of the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Health.

She also speaks regularly about the above  areas of Women’s Health at both local and national meetings

Professor John Studd

Patron of The National Association for Premenstrual Syndrome

Professor John Studd is a Consultant Gynaecologist at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and Emeritus Professor of Gynaecology at Imperial College.  He recently received the prestigious Khon Foundation Award for his “outstanding contribution in the field of Osteoporosis”. He is a member and past chairman of the British Menopause Society.

Professor Studd has a long working experience of menstrual health research, beginning when he started the first menopause clinic in Birmingham in 1969.  In addition to his research interest in menopause symptoms, Professor Studd has pioneered a number of groundbreaking treatments.  He championed the use of hormone implants for women with osteoporosis or with severe depressive or sexual problems after the menopause, and the now almost routine route of HRT after hysterectomy.  He was the first to prescribe the use of oestrogen patches and implants for the treatment of PMS.

Professor Studd has written more than 500 scientific articles and written or edited more than 25 post-graduate books on gynaecology.

He is Founder and a past Vice-President of the National Osteoporosis Society and was a Council Member of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists for many years and is also a Past-President of the Section of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the Royal Society of Medicine.

Ms C L Domoney MA MRCOG

NAPS Trustee

Consultant in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London

Claudine Domoney trained in general Obstetrics and Gynaecology and then went on to conduct her research into female reproductive hormones. She particularly conducted studies in Premenstrual Syndrome in which she looked at Progestagens and Alternative treatments. She has worked extensively in Menopause and PMS clinics and also trained for four years to become a Member of the Institute of Psychosexual Medicine. Her areas of special interest are Menopause, Premenstrual Syndrome, female Sexuality, Psychological Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Urogynaecology and Forensic Gynaecology.

Dani Singer, Psychotherapist/Counsellor; MBACP [Snr Accred]/UKCP reg.

NAPS Trustee

Dani has been working in the field of women’s health with a particular interest in young women with POI (premature ovarian insufficiency) for over ten years and more recently with those who experience PMS. She believes an integrative approach can contribute to more effective emotional self-management and a sense of personal control through validation and supporting or introducing personal strategies which may help to lessen the impact of bodily symptoms.

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