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Advisory Panel

Jan Brockie
Menopause Nurse Specialist, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford
Dr Heather Currie
Associate Specialist Gynaecologist and Obstetrician. MD Menopause Matters Ltd, Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary
Lilieth Grant
Senior Lecturer, Health Psychology/Counselling & Psychotherapy, Birmingham City University
Professor Amanda Griffiths
Professor of Occupational Health Psychology, Institute of Work, Health and Organisations, University of Nottingham
Dr Sally Hope
Retired General Practitioner, Oxford, Researcher and Associate Specialist, The Metabolic Bone Unit, Nuffield Orthopaedic, Hospital, Headington
Professor Veronica James
Professor of Nursing Studies, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Nottingham
Dr Shaista Khan
General Practitioner, Leen View Surgery, Bulwell, Nottingham
Professor Diana Kuh
Director, MRC National Survey of Health and Development, MRC Unit for Lifelong Health and Ageing
Dr Lorna Layward
Consultant (ex-Senior Research Manager, Research into Ageing, Help the Aged)
Professor Klim McPherson
Visiting Professor of Public Health Epidemiology, Nuffield Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, University of Oxford
Elizabeth Mills OBE
Independent Charity Consultant, Eminence Grise
Dr Gita Mishra
Programme Leader, MRC National Survey of Health and Development, MRC Unit for Lifelong Health and Ageing
Professor Margaret Rees MA DPhil FRCOG
Reader in Reproductive Medicine, University of Oxford, Honorary Consultant in Medical Gynaecology, Visiting Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of Glasgow 
and Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Reproductive Sciences at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey Editor in Chief Maturitas
Dr Susan Snoxall
Research Nurse, MRC National Survey of Health and Development MRC Unit for Lifelong Health and Ageing
Ms Sue Ziebland
Research Director, Health Experiences Research Group, Department of Primary Health Care, University of Oxford

Thanks to the participants who shared their experiences of the menopause; to those who helped recruit participants; to our advisory panel; to our transcribers Judith Beckett and Anna Dixon, and to Dr Sally Hope, Dr Jackie Maxmin, Dr Andrew Herxheimer, Diana Kuh, Nicky James, Sue Ziebland, Kate Field and Lucy Tran.

Supported by:
Research for patient benefit (RfPB) programme

Grant holders:
Sue Ziebland
Diana Kuh
Veronica James
Ann McPherson


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