, is a full-time National Health Service (NHS) consultant and Lead Clinician at Leeds Fertility, one of the largest assisted conception units in the UK. His special interests include all aspects of polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), assisted conception, paediatric and adolescent gynaecology and disorders of sexual development.
Professor Balen was Chair of the British Fertility Society until January 2018, a member of the World Health Organization (WHO) Global Infertility Guidelines Committee and Chair of the WHO Expert Working Group on the management of PCOS. He also sits on the Council of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, London, UK. He is past Chair of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology’s (ESHRE’s) Special Interest Group on Reproductive Endocrinology and is a member of the ESHRE Fertility Awareness Committee.
He is the author of 13 books and more than 220 peer-reviewed papers. His books include Infertility in Practice (4th edition 2014) and Current Management of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (2010), Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology (2018).
As Chair of the British Fertility Society, Adam created two new national task forces: Fertility Preservation UK to ensure nationwide provision for those who require fertility preservation, and The Fertility Education Initiative to improve the provision of education to young people about all aspects of reproductive health, including factors that may influence their future fertility. He is also Chair of the NHS England IVF Pricing Development Expert Advisory Group.