Our Ambassadors

Dr Santanu Acharya

MBBS, MD, FRCOG, FICOG, MSc

Santanu is a consultant gynaecologist & obstetrician, Person Responsible, Ayrshire Fertility Unit, University Hospital Crosshouse, Scotland. He is Chair, Ethnic Minority Staff Network (EMSN), NHS Ayrshire & Arran health board.

He is a member of the National Fertility group, the Scottish government’s policy-making body and current Chair for the Primary – Secondary care interface of Fertility Scotland National Network.

He is the Honorary Clinical Associate Professor, University of Glasgow and is an examiner and educational supervisor for medical students from University of Glasgow & Dundee and West of Scotland Deanery.

Santanu also holds various positions at the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists, London:

  • Convenor, International MRCOG 2 course in charge of organizing global courses
  • Standard-setting subcommittee, member
  • Disciplinary, Removal & Reinstatement Committee (DRRC), founder fellow that has been newly constituted at the college
  • MRCOG 3 Examination subcommittee panelist
  • RCOG Advisory Appointments Committee (AAC) Assessor group member

He has been a Medical assessor in the Fitness to Practice panel and also a medicolegal expert in the General Medical Council (GMC) as well as a Professional and Linguistic Assessments Board (PLAB) examiner.

Santanu has co-authored a number of papers in international peer-reviewed journals and has presented numerous papers at national and international conferences. He is the Research Champion for the Scottish NRS Reproductive Health and Childbirth Specialty Group from NHS Ayrshire & Arran.

Publications: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4251-9655

Santanu has always been passionate about global health and was bestowed with the Paul Harris Fellowship, one of the highest honors by Rotary International for his contribution towards the improvement of women and child’s health in the developing world, 2018. As UK Clinical Lead, for global health, a flagship enterprise by the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists he has implemented Essential Gynaecology Skills (EGS) in Bangladesh. He closely works with Kidney Research Scotland in improving organ donation within the South Asian community and supports Dumfries House, Prince’s charity. He is the Global Citizenship program champion in the NHSAA, an initiative by the Scottish government. He is also a medical advisor in the BBC series Casualty.

PCOS Relief is delighted to have Dr. Santanu as an Ambassador, his reputation is a testament to his expertise, leadership, support, and unwavering passion for supporting females diagnosed with PCOS globally.

Gemma Lewis

Director and Senior Solicitor at Mossa-Duke Solicitors

Gemma specialises in high value, complex claims including:

  • Cauda Equina Syndrome and other spinal injuries.
  • Delay in diagnosis of cancer, particularly cervical cancer.
  • Maternity claims.
  • Fatal cases.

Gemma is passionate about her work and about obtaining the best result possible for her clients. She develops close relationships with her clients and is praised for her compassion and empathy. She is recognised for her knowledge of her cases, her attention to detail, and her ability to put her clients first and ensure that they understand every step of the investigation.

PCOS Relief is delighted to have Gemma as an Ambassador, her expertise and experience, in supporting females with Medial negligence claims can offer our members hope and support they require.

Aless Bove

Nutritional Therapist, The PCOS Expert

Aless is a Nutritional Therapist driven by evidence-based research. Her journey began when her grandmother faced health challenges, inspiring Aless to explore the healing power of food during her studies at The College of Naturopathic Medicine.

While working in student clinics, Aless noticed a rising number of women dealing with hormonal imbalances. Understanding the profound impact of diet and lifestyle on hormonal health, she decided to specialise in helping women manage and reverse conditions like PCOS.

Aless is passionate about women's health advocacy and using personalised nutrition and lifestyle protocols along with targeted supplements to create long-lasting change. Her mission is to empower those facing hormonal challenges, one balanced hormone at a time.

PCOS Relief is delighted to have Aless as an Ambassador, her care for change for females diagnosed with PCOS shines through, which is able to support our members by providing key and healthier lifestyle choices.

Eugenia Grand

Eugenia Grand is a Registered Dietitian and member of the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) & the British Dietetic Association (BDA). Eugenia works with patients who may require fertility treatment in the NHS and female patients who need support managing polycystic ovarian syndrome. Eugenia, also specialise in women's health, female and male fertility and pregnancy nutrition.

Eugenia, hold a bachelor’s degree in Natural Sciences from the University of Tartu and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nutrition & Dietetics from Aberdeen's Robert Gordon University.

Over the last ten years, Eugenia, worked in the NHS and private sectors, and has covered various specialities, including nutritional support in adults, gastroenterology, weight management in children and adults, gestational diabetes and type 2 diabetes prevention and remission, allergies in children, oncology, and nutrition in critically ill (intensive care).

PCOS Relief is delighted to have Eugenia as an Ambassador, her knowledge and experience will allow our members to have right nutritional information, that can support them in having a healthy lifestyle and fertility journey.

Amber Bhatty

I’m Amber and I was diagnosed with PCOS in 2020 just before the pandemic begun. My journey hasn’t been an easy one, and learning how to manage PCOS with the ever-changing requirements of life has been tough. I have struggled with heavy painful periods as well as, hair loss, low mood, anxiety, cystic acne, hirsutism, and weight gain.

I have tried various approaches such as the holistic method to manage my PCOS but has been challenging. I am passionate about advocating for PCOS as I know many women deal with this condition and I can relate to what they go through and want to help in any way that I can, through sharing my journey and tips that have worked for me to better manage the condition.

I think having a support network of like-minded women around you can help, just to have that friendly voice on the phone or meet up can really make an impact to know that you are not alone.

PCOS Relief is delighted to have Amber as an Ambassador, she is a self-lived experience female who understands the challenges of being diagnosed with PCOS. Amber will be able to support us in raising the awareness of PCOS and supporting females.

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