Professional background

Hazel Learner graduated from the University of Southampton in 2008 and completed postgraduate Obstetrics and Gynaecology training in North Central and East London. They undertook additional training in paediatric and adolescent gynaecology (PAG) and she has worked with the PAG team at UCLH from 2017.

Hazel is a member of the Royal College of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, the Faculty of Reproductive and Sexual Health, and the Institute of Psychosexual Medicine.  

Hazel was appointed as consultant gynaecologist at UCLH in 2021 and took over as lead for the paediatric and adolescent Gynaecology service in 2022. Hazel is an honorary consultant at Great Ormand Street Hospital as part of the Cloacal Malformation Multidisciplinary Service and Differences of Sex Development service.

In their clinical practice, Hazel provides care for gynaecological conditions presenting in childhood and adolescence (including vulval issues, menstrual dysfunction, and ovarian cysts).

Hazel provides gynaecological care for young people and adults with Complex Congenital Gynaecological conditions (including uterovaginal agenesis (MRKH), uterovaginal anomalies with obstructed menstruation) and Differences of Sex Development conditions. 

Hazel’s subspecialty and research interests are in genital differences, including complex congenital gynaecology, differences of sex development and female genital cutting/mutilation. Hazel teaches and carries out research in these areas.

Research interests

Complex Congenital Gynaecology (including Mullerian anomalies), Differences of Sex Development, Female Genital Cutting/Mutilation, menstrual dysfunction in adolescence, reproductive endocrinology