Prof Daniel BrisonPhD, FRCPath

Honorary Professor

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Overview

I am a Consultant Clinical Scientist in the NHS and Scientific Director of the clinical Department of Reproductive Medicine, which offers infertility treatment services to the North West of England.  I hold the post of Person Responsible to the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority for research licences in embryo research (licence R0026) and embryonic stem cells (R0171).  I co-direct (with Professor Sue Kimber) the NW Embryonic Stem Cell Centre (NWESCC) based in the Manchester NHS Trust and the University of Manchester.

I am a member of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority's Scientific and Clinical Advances Advisory Committee, advisor to the MHRA and an examiner in Embryology for the Royal College of Pathologists

Biography

Previous posts

  • Research Student (1989 - 1992)
    Dr HJ Leese, University of York
    Funded by MRC
  • Post-doctoral Research Fellow (1992 - 1993)
    Dr HJ Leese, University of York
    Funded by Journal of Reproduction and Fertility
  • Post-doctoral Research Fellow (1993 - 1997)
    Dr RM Schultz, Department of Biology
    University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA
    Funded by NIH

Present appointments

  • Scientific Director (1997 -present)
    Department of Reproductive Medicine, St Mary's Hospital
    Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT)
  • Consultant Clinical Scientist (1997 - present)
    Department of Reproductive Medicine, St Mary's Hospital
    Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT)
  • Co-Director (2006 - present)
    NW Embryonic Stem Cell Centre (NWESCC)
  • Professor (hon) of Clinical Embryology and Stem Cell Biology (2009 - present)
    Faculty of Biology, Medical and Human Sciences, University of Manchester

Qualifications

Academic

  • BSc (Hons), University of London, UK. Class 2:1 (1983)
  • PhD, University of York (1992)
  • FRCPath, Royal College of Pathologists (2009)

Professional

  • Association of Clinical Embryologists Certificate in Clinical Embryology (hon)
  • State Registration as a Clinical Embryologist with Healthcare Professions Council (CS00267)

Memberships of committees and professional bodies

Professional advisory or consultancy work

  • Co-opted expert on Embryology for the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority’s Scientific and Clinical Advances Advisory Committee (SCAAC) (2005 - present)
  • Advisor the MHRA on IVF culture media

Offices held

  • Elected member of the General Council of the Society for the Study of Reproduction (2002 - 2004)
  • Co-opted embryology expert to HFEA committee on Safety and New Technology (SANT) (2004 - 2005)
  • Reproductive scientist member of the British Fertility Society Executive committee (2005 - 2009)
  • Examiner in embryology for the Royal College of Pathologists (2009 - present)
  • Vice-chair of the UK Clinical Embryonic Stem Cells Forum (2010 - 2015)

External positions

Visiting Professor, Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU)

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