Hilary Critchley BSc (Hons); MBChB (Hons); MD; FRCOG; FRANZCOG; FSB; FMedSci; FRSE is Professor of Reproductive Medicine at the University of Edinburgh and Honorary Consultant in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, NHS Lothian, Scotland.

She was appointed as the Head of School of Clinical Sciences (University of Edinburgh College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine) in August 2012 having been Head, Section Obstetrics and Gynaecology from 2009-2012.

Her Research Programme (http://www.crh.ed.ac.uk/professor-hilary-o-d-critchley/) focuses upon local uterine mechanisms involved in menstruation, implantation and pregnancy interruption. Her research group’s studies address common processes in these pivotal reproductive events, including: injury and repair, the regulation and role of local inflammatory mediators and local immune-endocrine interactions. Recent studies have included further development of models for studying menstruation and uterine/ endometrial bleeding. Data from these studies have made major contributions to understanding the local endometrial response to withdrawal of progesterone, both physiological and pharmacological. Study of the local effects of pharmacological steroid receptor modulation in uterine tissues has informed potential development of novel treatment strategies for problematic uterine bleeding and in the field of endometrial contraception. Her research group has established valuable productive collaborations with research teams working in inflammation research, (cardio)vascular biology and novel imaging.

Her expertise in the field of endometrial biology and reproductive medicine has been nationally and internationally recognised. In 2009 she was elected to the Fellowship of The Academy of Medical Sciences (UK) and in 2012 she was elected to the Fellowship of The Royal Society of Edinburgh. She is current President of The Edinburgh Obstetrical Society (2014-2016); a current Member of Board of Trustees of the World Endometriosis Society and member of the FIGO Committee on Menstrual Disorders.