Advisory Board and Editors Women's Health

Tom Bourne

Tom Bourne is Adjunct Professor & Research Team Leader in Dept of Surgery & Cancer, Imperial College London & Visiting Professor, KU Leuven, Belgium. He is Consultant Gynaecologist at Queen Charlotte’s & Chelsea Hospital, London. He is an authority in early pregnancy complications, emergency gynaecology & gynaecological ultrasound.

He has edited 7 books, published >300 papers & been invited to speak at numerous international meetings. His H-index is 44 (Web of Science) & 68 (Google Scholar). He is on the Board & is Treasurer of the International Society for Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology, President of the Association of Early pregnancy units, & Trustee of the Ectopic Pregnancy Trust. He is chair of the early pregnancy clinical studies group & sits on the research committee at the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists. He is on the steering committee of International Ovarian Tumor Analysis trial. He sat on the Society of Radiologists in Ultrasound panel developing guidelines for diagnosing miscarriage in the USA (2012), the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine guidelines panel for diagnosing ovarian cancer(2014), and the American College of Radiology committee for ovarian cancer diagnosis(2016).

Thomas P. Conrads

Professor of Molecular & Cellular Biology and Obstetrics & Gynecology and Chief Scientific Officer of the Department of Defense-Funded Gynecologic Cancer Center of Excellence and the Women's Health Integrated Research Center at Inova Health System.

Offer Erez

Professor, Director of maternity "D" Department and Obstetrical Day care Center , Soroka University Medical Center,Faculty of Health Science, Ben Gurion University of The Negev, Israel. Research Areas: Hypertension In Pregnancy, Coagulation and Hemostasis In Normal and Complicated Pregnancies, Preterm Labor, preterm PROM, IUGR, Stillbirth.
The Development of therapeutic modalities in the field of preterm labor and preeclampsia.

Valerie Fleming

Professor and Consultant at the Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Adviser to World health Organisation, Visitng Professor University of West of Scotland.

Valerie has been a midwife since qualifying in Aberdeen, Scotland in 1979 and has
practised in various countries in Europe, Asia, Australasia, Africa and the Middle
East. She undertook her higher education in New Zealand, gaining Bachelor’s,
Master’s and Doctoral degrees from Massey University. She has been active in
research and international development since gaining her fist academic post in 1991.

From 2007-2011 she was director of Glasgow Caledonian University’s World Health
Organisation Collaborating Centre and during the last two years, Secretary General
of the WHO Global Network of Collaborating Centres. During this time she received
many research and development grants. From 2011-2012 she was Regional Adviser
for Nursing and Midwifery, the WHO Europe’s highest position in the field. During this
time, she worked as a consultant in the Institute of Midwifery, Zurich University of
Applied Sciences (ZHAW) and in 2012 took up a full time position there, returning to
full time research. She continues to attract research funding.

Andrea R. Genazzani

Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics. Former Director of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology of the University of Pisa. President of the International Society of Gynecological Endocrinology. Former President of the International Menopause Society. Editor-in-Chief of Gynecological Endocrinology.

Charles GIllespie

I am an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry (M.D., Ph.D.) and the Associate Director of Medical Student Education in Psychiatry at Emory University. My clinical work focuses on the treatment of mood, anxiety, and stress/trauma-related disorders in adolescents and young adults. My primary research interest is the study of the psychobiology of trauma and stress across the lifespan. In addition to the complications of trauma-related psychopathology (post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, personality disorders, and substance abuse), individuals exposed to trauma also often bear a heavy burden of stress-related medical illness including obesity, diabetes mellitus, metabolic syndrome, and cardiovascular disease. Impoverished minority populations in particular are at high risk for trauma exposure and have limited access to behavioral and medical healthcare. My current research focuses on the genetic mechanisms, environmental exposures, and stress pathobiology that contribute to risk for these disorders with particular emphasis on diabetes mellitus.

Sarah E M Howie

Professor of Immunopathology, MRC Centre for Inflammation Research, University of Edinburgh. Elected Fellow of the Institute of Biology. Past Chair of Council of the British Society for Immunology.

Primary research interest is in how the immune system is involved in chronic inflammatory disease processes - in particular diseases associated with chronic inflammation in the lungs (allergy, lung cancer, fibrosis and chlamydial infection), skin, gut and reproductive tract.

Salvatore Andrea Mastrolia

Dr. Salvatore Andrea Mastrolia completed his degree in Medicine and Surgery with Honors in 2010. He was a resident at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University Hospital of Bari "Aldo Moro", Bari (Italy). In 2013, he started his fellowship within the International Fellowship Program for Advanced Training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology of Soroka University Medical Center (Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel), which he completed in 2016, focusing on fetal medicine, obstetric ultrasound and management of obstetrical emergencies.
In March 2017, Dr. Mastrolia became a senior physician at the Fondazione MBBM (San Gerardo Hospital, Monza, Italy), an institution dedicated to perinatal medicine and affiliated to the University of Milano Bicocca (Milano, Italy).

HIs research Interests include preterm parturition, preeclampsia, recurrent pregnancy loss, intrauterine growth restriction, fetal demise, premature rupture of membranes, placental abruption, and antithrombotic therapies during pregnancy.

Marianna Mazza

Professor of Psychobiology in Psychiatric Rehabilitation
Professor of Psychology in Cardiological Physiopathology

Author of more than 150 papers on prestigious National and International Journals focusing mainly on anxiety and mood disorders, pharmacotherapy, psychotherapy, sleep disturbances
Member of National and International Scientific Societies
Referee for more than 30 International Journals

Nora Nock

My research is focused on using cutting-edge technologies and methodologies including various "-omics" and neuroimaging approaches to better understand the genetic, environmental, behavioral and neural determinants of cancer and related co-morbidities and to improve survivorship in cancer patients, particularly in those who are overweight or obese.

Gozde Ozakinci

Lecturer in health psychology; honorary health psychologist at Maggie's Cancer charity-Dundee; Associate Editor at Journal of Behavioral Medicine; Academic Editor at PLoS ONE

Wei Shen

- Professor of Reproduction and Development Biology at Qingdao Agricultural University
- Director of 'Animal Procreation & Germplasm Innovation' Shandong Key Laboratories in Universities of Shandong

His research includes Molecular and Cellular Approach to the Study of Development Biology of Mammalian Germ Cells. Based on this research and fellowship training he has received several awards and honors. He is serving as an editorial member of several reputed journals, and he has authored many research articles and books.