Professor Alastair Sutcliffe
, is an internationally known expert on the health of children and their Mothers born after Assisted Reproduction.
His career began in Manchester where he conducted the first studies of children born after embryo cryopreservation. When he moved to London 24 years ago and subsequently employed by UCL, he was conducted a number of studies of children born after ICSI and more recently other bigger studies using established datassets.
His most recent sentinel work is a report about cancer risk after ART conception in children across the UK, which was published in the NEJM and very recently a similar large study looking at the risk of reproductive cancers in women who have been exposed to ART (Whether they got pregnant or not)
Professor Sutcliffe pursues other research projects in child health and is also developing a pessary for the treatment of Bacterial Vaginosis.
Professor Sutcliffe collaborates across the world and is known for his clear speaking style. He has published over 180 papers, written and edited books, and has had funding from many prestigious sources including EU, MRC, NIHR, Wellcome, CRUK.
Whilst not doing that, the day job for the past 28 years has been looking after sick children of all ages at UCLH and Great Ormond Street Hospitals and his own three at home (with his wife and boss Nurhan) who are well!