Professor Bill Ledger is a fertility specialist and gynaecologist, Head of School of Women’s and Children’s Health and Professor of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, University of New South Wales, Director of Reproductive Medicine at the Royal Hospital for Women, and senior fertility specialist with IVFAustralia.
His contributions to infertility clinical practice and research have made him one of the highest profiled specialists in the field in the UK and Europe.
Professor Ledger began his career as Lecturer in the Department of Reproductive Medicine, University of Edinburgh, he obtained dual accreditation in obstetrics and gynaecology and subspecialist in Reproductive Medicine by the RCOG. This led to his appointment as Clinical Reader and Honorary Consultant in the Nuffield Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Oxford in 1993.
He was appointed to the Chair in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Head of Academic Unit for Reproductive and Developmental Medicine at University of Sheffield in 1999 and moved to Australia in 2011. He is a fellow of both Australian and New Zealand and UK Colleges of Obstetric and Gynaecology and holds the Certificate in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (CREI). He was a Member of the UK Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority for 5 years up to 2011 and is a member of the NHMRC Committee to review ethical guidelines on use of ART in Australia.
Professor Ledger’s research interests focus on in vitro fertilisation and assisted reproduction, impacts of reproductive disorders such as polycystic ovary syndrome, endometriosis and premature ovarian failure on fertility and quality of life and health economic and demographic aspects of infertility.
Professor Ledger has published 160 peer reviewed papers and over 50 book chapters and other publications, and is editor/ co-editor of 15 books.
Head of School of Women’s and Children’s Health & Professor of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, University of New South Wales
1999–2011 Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Sheffield
1995–1998 Reader in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Oxford, Dean & Fellow, Green College, Oxford
1982 Nuffield Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, University of Oxford, Medical Research Council Studentship
1979 School of Physiological Sciences, Christ Church, Oxford, Preclinical Medicine
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