Dr Alison Richardson
Dr Alison Richardson is one of the Subspecialty Trainees in reproductive medicine and surgery here in Leeds. This means she is training to be a fertility specialist.
She went to medical school in Bristol and qualified in 2005. Since then she has completed six years of training in general Obstetrics and Gynaecology and spent three years undertaking research for a PhD. The title of her thesis was ‘Minimizing diagnostic uncertainties in early pregnancy’. She has won prizes for research and published findings in several different journals and given numerous presentations at national and international conferences.
For her research, Dr Richardson also worked in an IVF unit in the Midlands. She knew then that she wanted to specialize in reproductive medicine and that she wanted to be trained by some of the top fertility doctors in one of the best fertility units in the country, and this is why she came to Leeds – she even travels 160 miles a day for the privilege!
Dr Richardson is quoted as saying "So far I have not been disappointed. I enjoy everything about my job: the variety of work it offers; the continuity of care it affords; the emphasis on practicing evidence based medicine; the ability to work in a fantastic, highly skilled and motivated team; and, most importantly, the opportunity to help couples fulfill their desire to start or expand their families".