Women’s Health Conference 2024: Speaker profiles

Dr Olivia Hum

Dr Olivia Hum has been a GP Partner at Foundry Healthcare Lewes for 16 years, specialising in women’s health and sexual health. She is a GP and BMS Trainer, an accredited British Menopause Society Menopause Specialist, and sits on the BMS Medical Advisory Council.  

She runs the Circle Room, a sexual health clinic for young people, and is a member of the RCGP Adolescent Health Group. She is the co-director of Myla Health, a company which provides menopause care and works with the NHS, corporate organisations, and charities to provide education and workplace menopause services.  

Dr Zoe Schaedel

Dr Zoe Schaedel is the co-director of Myla Health and has 16 years’ experience as an NHS GP with expertise in women’s health and sexual health. She is an accredited British Menopause Society Menopause Specialist and leads the Brighton and Hove Community NHS Menopause Clinic.  

Dr Schaedel is a member of the British Menopause Society’s Medical Advisory Council, the Primary Care Women Health Foundation’s Education Committee and NHS England’s Menopause Improvement Programme Clinical Reference Group.  

Dr Schaedel has developed a special interest in sleep and lectures on the International Sleep Medicine Course. She sits on the British Sleep Society Education Committee and is the co-founder of The Good Sleep Clinic.  

Miss Neerja Gupta

A dedicated and passionate Obstetrician and Gynaecologist working in the specialty for the last 17 years in the U.K. 

Neerja trained in the East of England specialty rotation and obtained RCOG advanced module accreditation in benign gynaecology surgery, advanced labour ward practice, vulval disorders and medical education. 

Also very passionate about good quality training and have been the RCOG college tutor at their trust for the last 3 years. 

Neerja has many publications to their name and have two peer reviewed publications in the last year.  They have mentored a trainee for their MSC degree and dissertation at UCL last year.   

Victoria Howell

Victoria trained as a registered nurse at the university of east Anglia and Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, her career has spanned practice nursing, community nursing, continuing healthcare and senior clinical management in the NHS. She is an independent portfolio registered nurse who specialised in the menopause. She trained with the British Menopause Society, Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Health, and the Primary Care Women’s Health Forum and is also a British Menopause Society Accredited CBT for hot flushes and night sweats facilitator.  

Victoria sees women for one to one support in her clinic, she also provides the staff menopause clinic for Kingston NHS FT and Hounslow and Richmond Community NHS FT. She also provides the nurse led menopause clinic for a GP surgery in South Norfolk.  Victoria co-founded the women’s health education network Norfolk or WHENN, in October 2022 with other registered healthcare professionals, the aim to provide free education for HCPs working in primary care. There first conference April 2022 was very well received, and they had a guest appearance from Carolyn Harris MP share her menopause story. 

Victoria also provides general menopause awareness training, manager’s menopause training, and menopause champion training for businesses and is very busy with this. 

She has written articles in professional journals on vulval skin conditions, and a chapter in the book Aaargh to Zen of perimenopause. 

Dr Susanna Unsworth

Susanna completed their medical training at Cambridge University in 2004, and subsequently worked in hospitals throughout the eastern region, before qualifying in general practice in 2010. During this time, they enhanced their expertise in women’s health, achieving diplomas in community gynaecology, reproductive health and menopause care, gaining Menopause Specialist registration with the British Menopause Society. Susanna’s NHS work now focuses solely on women’s health, in roles as a Breast specialist at Cambridge Breast Unit and as a community gynaecology GP in Essex. Alongside this, Susanna started their own private menopause clinic, Cambridge Women’s Health, which has now been running for over 4 years. 

Gbemi David-West

Dr Gbemisola David-West is an Obstetrics and Gynaecology Registrar in the Oxford deanery. She is a Clinical Teaching Fellow in the Nuffield Department of Women’s & Reproductive Health. Gbemisola acts as the differential attainment representative within Obstetrics and Gynaecology in Thames Valley and is the secretary of CDIN.


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