Francoise Shenfield

Francoise Shenfield

(United Kingdom)

LRCP, MRCS, MA (Medical law and ethics)

LRCP, MRCS (1975), Diploma of Child Health (1976), Family Planning Certificate (1977), Family Planning Instructing Doctor Certificate (1982), Counselling Certificate from the Lincoln Institute for Psychotherapy (1983), MA in Medical Law and Ethics, King’s College, London, (1993 )

Clinical Lecturer in Infertility, University College London Hospital teaching hospital; specialist care of infertile couples at UCLH RMU for over 35 years
Honorary Lecturer in Medicine (Medical Ethics), UCL, London
Member of the French Académie de Medecine , member of its Ethics committee and section 9 (reproduction and child health)

Past appointments
Inspector for the Human fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA), 1996- 1999; Member of the HFEA executive committee: from 2002 for 3 years; member of Progress Educational trust executive committee 1999-2005
ESHRE: member of executive committee 2007-2013; founder member of Ethics and Law SIG and taskforce 1997, coordinator of all ESHRE SIGs and Taskforces 2011-2013 ; coordinator of SIG Global Socio cultural aspects of (in)fertility GSCAIF 2015-18,
FIGO: member of Ethics committee since 2005, co chair since 2009 till 2015

MAIN INTERESTS and current activities
1) Clinical
Care of infertile couples, working as a physician in a team which covers all aspects of fertility treatments from ovulation induction, IUI, to IVF
Responsible for the donor insemination programme between 1984 and 2009
2) Academic
Infertility, both male and female, especially the ethical, legal and social aspects and in particular the European comparative dimension, cross border reproductive care and fertility preservation
Regular teaching at UCLH and UCL: under and post graduate
Regular international teaching and lecturing at post graduate level, through ESHRE and FIGO, as well as varied national fertility societies