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If you missed Endo Bonds and Endometriosis Awareness in the Scottish Borders on Thursday 5th August for our First Discussion Panel, focused around Pain Management & Endometriosis.

Don't worry we have the video!

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We were joined by some fantastic Endometriosis experts in their field:
  • Dr Lucy H R Whitaker (MBChB MD MSc MRCOG), Clinical Lecturer in Endometriosis and Pelvic Pain, EXPPECT
  • Priscilla Fernandez, Specialist Research Nurse/Midwife from EXPPECT
  • Rosie McCluskey, Endometriosis Nurse Specialist, Glasgow Endometriosis Clinic
  • Kirsteen Campbell, Endometriosis UK Support Group Leader
  • ellehcoruk, Endometriosis Blogger

Our Panelists 

Dr Lucy Whitaker (MBChB MD MSc MRCOG)

Clinical Lecturer in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Edinburgh. Honorary Senior Registrar, NHS Lothian

Lucy Whitaker graduated from the University of Edinburgh and after two years in Christchurch Women’s Hospital in New Zealand, has done her obstetric and gynaecology training in Edinburgh and South East Scotland. After obtaining a Scotland wide competitive entry advanced training post in endometriosis and minimal access surgery, she is spending the final four years of her postgraduate training in Edinburgh as part of the EXPPECT nationally recognised BSGE Endometriosis Centre. During this time she is focusing on Endometriosis Surgery and Hysteroscopy.

Alongside this she has completed an MSc in Surgical Sciences and is a Clinical Lecturer in Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

Priscilla Fernandez (BN, BSc (Hons))

Clinical Research Nurse

Priscilla first qualified as a Registered Adult Nurse from Glasgow Caledonian University in 2006. Her first post consisted of a medical ward rotation, changing wards every 3 months to ensure a broad exposure to different specialties for a period of 18 months. Following this, Priscilla secured a post at a medical ward in Glasgow where she worked for the next 5 years. Knowing that she wanted to specialise in Reproductive Health, Priscilla then completed her Midwifery degree at the University of Central Lancashire in 2014 and secured a post at the Pregnancy Support Centre at the RIE, where she looked after patients experiencing complications in early pregnancy. Whilst working there, she became interested in the research being conducted by Prof. Andrew Horne; this is when she became a Clinical Research Nurse working within his team in 2015. Since then, she has worked on clinical trials hoping to help women suffering from pelvic pain and/or endometriosis.

Rosie McCluskey

Endometriosis Clinical Nurse specialist for the West of Scotland based at the Queen Elizabeth University hospital in Glasgow. Part of a team with two specialist endometriosis gynaecology consultants and PA.

Kirsteen Campbell

Support Group Leader, North Highland

Kirsteen is married and a Mum of two. She has lived with endometriosis for over 20yrs.  Kirsteen lives in Caithness in a little village. She is a development officer for a self-management project for people with long term health conditions. Kirsteen started the North Highland group in January this year.

Rochelle Elleh Cor Uk 

Live Music Organiser, Presenter & Blogger with years of experience as a professional marketeer. Recently qualified in Mindfulness Practices, Diplomas in Aromatherapy and currently studying Yoga.

"Since being diagnosed with Endometriosis I have dedicated my time to increase my quality of life and in 2020 during lockdown, I openly spoke about living with Endometriosis, sharing my journey towards reducing my pain and helping others try to do the same"