About HER TRust
HER Trust is a charity devoted to the promotion of an evidence-based, holistic and supportive approach to women’s reproductive health through education and research.It aims to be the most comprehensive, enlightened women's reproductive health charity in the UK.
Through our website and research projects, we aim to encompass all aspects of women’s health from puberty to menopause.
Our philosophy is to encourage women to be informed, positive and proactive and to give them the confidence to make decisions about conventional treatment and therapeutic treatment options.
We aim to bridge the gap between orthodox and complementary medicine so that women are fully aware of and have access to tried-and-tested treatments. And HER Trust aims to raise significant funds for major pioneering research projects making new inroads into treatments for specific key health problems affecting women.
The people behind HER Trust
Professor Geeta Nargund, Chief Executive
Professor Geeta Nargund is the Founder and Chief Executive of Health Education Research (HER) Trust. She is passionate about women’s health, prevention of infertility and making assisted conception treatments globally safer, more physiological, and affordable. She is also Chief Executive and Medical Director of Create Health Clinics, Senior Consultant Gynaecologist and Lead for Reproductive Medicine services at St George’s University Hospital, London and President of the International Scientific Society for Mild Approaches in Assisted Reproduction (ISMAAR) (www.ismaar.org ). She is the author of the first scientific paper on “cumulative live birth rates with natural cycle IVF”. She is a pioneer and scientific writer on “Natural and Mild IVF”. She has published more than 100 peer-reviewed scientific papers including abstracts and several book chapters in the field of Assisted Reproduction and Advanced Ultrasound in reproductive medicine. She is a reviewer for several scientific journals in the field of human reproduction. She has been an examiner for MD, PhD and UK undergraduate & postgraduate degrees. She is an accredited trainer for special skills modules by the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists and the British Fertility Society. She has been the Chairperson of the ESHRE (European Society for Human Reproduction and Embryology) Special Task Force on “Mild ART” and is a member of the Steering Committee of the ESHRE Task Force on “Infertility in developing countries”. She has been a member of the Expert Committee on infertility for the World Health Organisation (WHO). She is a Visiting Professor at Hasselt University, Medical Faculty (working at Genk University Hospital), Belgium; St Marco University Lima, Peru (the oldest university in South America) and SDM Medical College, India. She has been a Senior Governor of Primary and Secondary State Schools in Merton, South London and has been actively involved in National and International Charities promoting Education, Women’s development, Equality and Diversity and Social mobility in the last 15 years.
Professor Stuart Campbell
Professor Stuart Campbell was Academic Head of the department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology in Kings College Hospital, London for 20 years and then held the same post at St Georges Hospital Medical School, London. Professor Campbell was President of the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynaecology for 8 years and is Editor-in-Chief of the Scientific Medical Journal 'Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynaecology'. He holds many international honours and is the Honorary Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. He is a pioneer of Ultrasound Diagnosis in medicine and has introduced many new techniques. He has recently introduced 3D scanning to the UK and set up the first 4D Ultrasound Clinic. Amanda Kelly Amanda is an experienced magazine and newspaper journalist and editor who is passionate about women’s health. She writes for a number of publications including Zest, She, You and OM on everything from health issues to relationships and parenting.
Professor Rex Scaramuzzi
Professor Scaramuzzi is a Professor of veterinary physiology at the Royal Veterinary College in London. He is also Visiting Professor at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at St Georges Hospital Medical School in London. He has 35 years of experience researching medical and veterinary aspects of female reproduction. His specific research interests include how diet and nutrition affect female reproductive health and fertility.
Professor Robert Edwards CBE
IVF pioneer Professor Robert Edwards CBE, generated the world’s first ever test tube baby in collaboration with Patrick Steptoe in 1978. He is a world-renowned expert in embryology and the genetic aspects of assisted reproduction, with many honours to his name. He is the lead speaker at conferences all over the world, and has taught a number of today’s leading scientists. He is currently Chief Editor of Reproductive BioMedicine Online.
Tribute to HER Trust Patron Professor Sir Robert Edwards CBE
Professor Dr. Geeta Nargund, the Chief Executive and Professor Stuart Campbell, the Trustee of Health Education Research (HER) Trust, said: “We are saddened by the passing of our Patron Professor Sir Robert Edwards CBE. Bob’s discoveries, research and work had a profound impact on the world, he inspired generations of medical professionals, and we are honoured to have known him. Through his work, he has brought joy to so many families and opened up new scientific frontiers. Bob was a truly great man, who we will all miss, and our thoughts are with his family at this time.”