Our senior management team provide strategic and operational leadership for the women’s health division. They ensure we are delivering high quality and responsive services and that patient care and experience remains central to what we do.

StuartLavery.pngMr Stuart Lavery is the Divisional Clinical Director for Women’s Health at UCLH. He works as a Consultant in Reproductive Medicine and Surgery with a special interest in Fertility Preservation. He is an honorary Associate Professor at UCL and also holds honorary academic positions with Imperial College London, ICRF and the University of Oxford. Previously he was Medical Director and HFEA Person Responsible of IVF Hammersmith for 15 years, and a Founder Director of the Fertility Partnership. He is currently a Founder Director of Aria Fertility in Marylebone. His research interests are fertility preservation and preimplantation genetic testing, and has published over 60 peer reviewed academic articles, and presented both nationally and internationally.

Elizabeth Eddershaw.jpgElizabeth was appointed as the General Manager for Maternity and Neonatology in January 2021. Elizabeth has held a number of operational roles in the NHS, working in various specialities including paediatric emergency medicine, outpatients, paediatric and community epilepsy services, neonatology and acute adult mental health services.

She has experience working in Clinical Governance and at a National level, working for NHS Elect on their Ambulatory Emergency Care Improvement Projects and Acute Frailty Network, developing best practice and improvement methods for acute medicine.

As a graduate of the NHS Graduate Management Training Scheme, Elizabeth holds a Master’s degree in Healthcare Leadership and is particularly interested in multi-disciplinary working to achieve holistic, high-quality patient care. Elizabeth wants women and their families to have a positive experience in every aspect of their care, and works closely with the Maternity Voice’s Partnership to ensure that we are continually improving our services.

June Pembroke-Hajjaj.jpgJune trained at Kings College London, starting her career at Guys and St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, establishing their first case-loading team back in 2003. June then went on to be an Independent Midwife before returning to the NHS as Labour Ward Matron.

She then worked as a consultant midwife supporting women’s birthing experiences before returning to UCLH as Deputy Head of Midwifery. June believes that the act of giving birth by whatever process is an act of immeasurable love, recognising a known midwife can cross boundaries reducing problems, and enhancing the experience contributing to positive parenting.

Nicola Hawes.jpgNicola trained and then worked as a midwife in Sussex. She came to UCLH in 2015 and has worked in many areas of midwifery before joining the Women’s Health Safety team in 2020.

Nicola is passionate about ensuring women and babies receive safe, compassionate and high quality care, whilst ensuring there is a positive and safe environment for staff to work in.