Michael Rimmer


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I am a SCREDS clinical lecturer and specialist registrar in Obstetrics and Gynaecology based at the MRC Centre for Reproductive Health within the Institute of Regeneration and Repair at the University of Edinburgh.

My PhD was conducted in the labs of Prof. Rod Mitchell and Prof Chris Gregory and explored the impact of small lipid bound structures called extracellular vesicles in the pre-pubertal testis in response to chemotherapy.

In addition to conducting discovery and translational based lab in male fertility work I undertake applied health research and evidence synthesis more widely in the field of reproductive health.

The aim of my research and clinical practice is to improve reproductive health outcomes for both men and women. Using evidence based health care and identifying areas of unmet clinical need I hope to develop my future career as a clinician scientist.

During my clinical lectureship I am leading a global imitative to develop a core outcome set for future male fertility research (https://www.ed.ac.uk/centre-reproductive-health/commit).  I am also the immediate past chair of the UK Audit and Research Collaborative in Obstetrics and Gynaecology (UK ARCOG), a national collaborative of trainees in obstetrics and gynaecology who aim to delivery national audit, service evaluation and research projects. In addition to chairing the UK AROCG, I have have sat on the National Trainees Committee, Academic Board and Scientific Advisory Committee of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. 


Current Research Interests

Male infertility & development of core-outcome sets. 
Onco-fertility preservation. 
Extracellular vesicles. 


Education/Academic qualification

Medicine & Surgery , Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery

Health Research , Master of Science

Medicine , Master of Research

External positions

British Fertility Society - social media rep

10 Jan 2023 → …

UK Socioty for extracellular vesicles

20 Dec 2022 → …


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