The AMSPAR Patron & Fellows


Professor Lord Winston FMedSci FRSA FRCP FRCOG FREng

Lord Winston is Professor of Science and Society and Emeritus Professor of Fertility Studies at Imperial College London. In the 1970s he developed gynaecological surgical techniques that improved fertility treatments. He later pioneered new treatments to improve in vitro fertilisation (IVF) and developed pre-implantation diagnosis. This allowed embryos to be screened for genetic diseases and has allowed parents carrying faulty genes to have children free of illnesses such as cystic fibrosis. He now runs a research programme at the Institute of Reproductive and Developmental Biology at Imperial College that aims to improve human transplantation. Robert Winston has over 300 scientific publications about human reproduction and the early stages of pregnancy.Robert Winston is also Chairman of the Genesis Research Trust – a charity which raised over £13 million to establish the Institute of Reproductive and Developmental Biology and which now funds high quality research into women’s health and babies.


Dr James Kingsland OBE

James is the Senior Partner in a nationally renowned, award winning General Practice in the North West of England. He devotes his professional time between clinical practice, national advisory roles and for company boards. James has a wealth of experience in General Practice, medical education and medical politics. He is the co-creator of the new care model, The Primary Care Home, which is being implemented nationally as part of the NHS Five Year Forward View.

Mrs Sylvia Cox

Sylvia Cox is a founder member of the Association and served as Chair of Council on two separate occasions.

Mrs Jane Burchill

Jane Burchill began lecturing to Medical Secretaries in 1981. Her interest in developing the qualification led to a as AMSPAR Communication Adviser then as Chief Examiner.

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