Professional background

Miss Melanie Davies is a consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist and accredited subspecialist in reproductive medicine, senior consultant at the Reproductive Medicine Unit, and chair of trustees of the EGA Hospital Charity.

Her special interests are in gynae-endocrinology and fertility preservation. Melanie runs a large service for reproductive effects of cancer and chronic disease, and leads dedicated clinics for women with premature ovarian insufficiency and adolescent care. She set up and leads the ‘emergency service’ for women with a new cancer diagnosis to offer egg or embryo feeezing, ovarian tissue storage, ovarian transposition or ovarian suppression.

Melanie is the chair of Fertility Preservation UK, a member of the medical advisory committee of the British Menopause Society and the executive committee of the British Fertility Society. She was previously responsible for the HFEA-licensed fertility services provided at UCLH, a clinical advisor to the HFEA and a contributor to NICE guidance on fertility, menopause, endometriosis, and heavy menstrual bleeding.

Miss Davies is an experienced RCOG training programme director for reproductive medicine and chairs the subspecialty training committee at the RCOG. She is the chief investigator for the POISE study, a multicentre NIHR-funded trial. She lectures nationally and internationally and has publications in the New England Journal of Medicine, British Medical Journal, and Human Reproduction.

Research interests

  • Reproductive medicine
  • Premature ovarian insufficiency
  • Turner syndrome
  • Menopause
  • Reproductive effects of cancer and chronic disease
  • Pregnancy following fertility treatment