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2019 Speakers


Chair: Dr Toni Hazel

Toni Hazell trained at St. Mary’s Hospital Medical School and then on the Northwick Park VTS. She has been a GP in Tottenham for the last 14 years, working as a clinical assistant in sexual and reproductive health and HIV for some of this time. She is a medical writer and editor for the RCGP, BMJ learning, Pulse, MIMS and others and has also contributed to such esteemed medical journals as Take a Break and Marie Claire!

When not working, her two small children keep her busy and she enjoys running and swimming when she has the time.



Dr Hannah Short

Dr Hannah Short is a GP specialist in female hormonal health. After obtaining her undergraduate degree in Human Sciences from the University of Oxford, she went on to complete her medical training at the University of Cambridge and qualified in 2009. She achieved membership of the Royal College of General Practitioners (MRCGP) in 2016, and has completed diplomas from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (DRCOG) and Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare (FSRH).

 In December 2018, Dr Short was awarded the Advanced Certificate in Menopause Management and is recognised by the British Menopause Society (BMS) as a Menopause Specialist. She is currently Associate Editor for Post-Reproductive Health (official journal of the BMS).


Dr Nitish Narvekar

Dr Narvekar is a Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist and an accredited Specialist in Reproductive Medicine and Minimal Access Surgery based in London.

Dr Narvekar specialises in the investigation and treatment of infertility, fertility preservation for cancer and personal choice, fibroids, endometriosis, uterine anomalies including uterine septum, tubal patency and surgery, miscarriage and implantation failures, polycystic ovaries, abnormal vaginal bleeding including heavy and irregular menstrual bleeding, and, pelvic pain. He is an expert in advanced laparoscopic and hysteroscopic surgery having performed over 500 complex operations for management of various reproductive and general gynaecological conditions.

Dr Narvekar graduated from Goa University, India in 1990 and trained as an obstetrician and gynaecologist thereafter. He was admitted as a member of the Royal College of Obstetrician and Gynaecologist in 1999, following which, he undertook a research fellowship in Reproductive Medicine at the University of Edinburgh followed by a sub-specialty fellowship in Reproductive Medicine and Minimal Access Surgery at University College London Hospitals. Dr Narvekar was accredited as a dual specialist in 2008.

Dr Narvekar is widely published in the field of reproductive medicine and minimal access surgery and is actively involved in the training, examination and supervision of students and specialists.


Dr Kate Nambiar

Dr. Kate Nambiar is a sexual health physician working in the Brighton Sexual Health and Contraception Service (BSHAC). She trained at Oxford University and Imperial College, London and has worked in sexual health since 2003. Dr. Nambiar is the chair of the British Association of Sexual Health and HIV (BASHH) gender and sexual minorities special interest group. Her clinical and research interests are focussed on the sexual and reproductive health of trans people and since 2012 she has run a specialist sexual health service for trans and gender variant people in Brighton (Clinic-T).


Dr Victoria Barber

Dr Victoria Barber has been a GP partner in Northants for over 18 years. She is a keen supporter of Target Ovarian Cancer, offering the charity her professional expertise through a number of channels including being a GP expert on the patient ‘Ask the Expert’ panel, media spokesperson and campaigner for better access to diagnostics and treatments. Dr Barber regularly talks to GPs, nurses and women’s groups about the importance of recognising the early symptoms of ovarian cancer.























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