Professor Charles Richard Kingsland

Professor Charles Richard Kingsland
Charles is Professor of Reproductive Medicine at Edge Hill University and Consultant Gynaecologist at the Liverpool Women’s Hospital.

He joined the staff at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Liverpool in 1989 following a Research Fellowship at the Middlesex Hospital and Bourne Hallam Medical Centre
He was appointed Consultant in Gynaecology and Reproductive Medicine at the Liverpool Women’s Hospital in 1993.

During his time as a Lecturer, Charles established an IVF Unit in Liverpool, the first in Cheshire and Merseyside and, together with a small team, set out to persuade local Heath Authorities as to the importance of infertility therapy and the need for adequate funding.

The first NHS contract was secured in 1990 when 90 cycles of treatment were funded.

As Clinical Director of the Unit, he has overseen its development to become Britain’s largest NHS funded IVF unit with over 2000 cycles performed each year.
It is now a National Unit for the treatment of viral discordant patients and those wishing fertility preservation.

Charles has always been a keen advocate of post graduate training as a string of MD’s and PhD’s from his Unit will testify.

A sub specialty programme in Reproductive Medicine was established in 1998 and a training programme for overseas post graduates has led to many visitors from all over the world.

Training is not only limited to clinicians, however, at an early stage Charles recognised the importance of the role of the Nurse in Reproductive Medicine. Training programmes in Clinical Management, Ultrasound Scanning, Oocyte Retrieval and Embryo Transfers have culminated in the development of an MSC course in Advanced Reproductive Nursing Practice at Edge Hill University.

There are plans in place for the development of further post graduate courses in Andrology and Reproductive Medicine based on distance e-learning with clinical modules at the Liverpool Women’s Hospital.

A lifelong supporter of Nottingham Forest Football Club, you would think that Charles could do something more useful in his spare time!.