Mr Haitham Hamoda MD MRCOG


Mr Haitham Hamoda is a Consultant Gynaecologist and Subspecialist in Reproductive Medicine and Surgery. He is the Clinical Lead for the Menopause Service at King’s College Hospital. Mr Hamoda has published widely in his specialised field and is actively involved in ongoing research projects both locally and nationally and teaches at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

He is author of the BMS consensus statement: Premature ovarian insufficiency, (Reviewed April 2021). He is co-author of the BMS & WHC’s 2020 recommendations on hormone replacement therapy in menopausal women, (Reviewed March 2021).

Mr Hamoda is a Fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and was awarded a degree of Doctor of Medicine (MD) from the University of Aberdeen. He obtained his accreditation as a subspecialist in reproductive medicine at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital.

Dr Paula Briggs MBChB, FRCGP, FFSRH, Dip Ven , DMJ (Clin), Diploma Gynaecology

Chair Elect

Dr Paula Briggs is a Consultant in Sexual and Reproductive Health based at Liverpool Women’s NHS Foundation Trust.

Paula qualified from Glasgow University in 1987. She trained as a GP before moving to Liverpool in 1993 and worked in General Practice and Sexual Health until 2012.

She is now devoted to delivery of women’s health care, research and education. Her main interest is menopause management with a particular interest in vaginal atrophy.

She has co-edited 3 books, co-written an undergraduate textbook in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and a revision guide for MFSRH and written a patient booklet on menopause.

Sara Moger

Chief Executive

Sara Moger was appointed Chief Executive of the British Menopause Society in June 2007.

Educated at The Maynard School, Exeter and Goldsmith’s College, University of London, she graduated in English Literature in 1982. After eleven years of commercial marketing, mainly in London, Sara was appointed head of fundraising, marketing and communications for the Lord’s Taverners. She has remained in the third sector ever since, forming her own charity consultancy, Event Appeal Limited, with a co-director in 1999. Clients have included the Army Benevolent Fund, Hilton in the Community Foundation and Cobra Beer Limited.

Through her late partner, Dr Chic McCune, Sara was introduced to several medical charities. These included Baby Lifeline, Women’s Health Concern, for which she is now a trustee, and the British Menopause Society.

She brings a wealth of experience to her role, which she sees as a catalyst for improving the wellbeing and quality of life for women at a critical stage of their life,
Sara is an avid traveller – who has particular affection for India and France – and she enjoys cooking, the theatre, cinema and armchair rugby and cricket (sometimes).

British Menopause Society Trustees, 2021/2022

Kathy Abernethy
Paula Briggs, Chair Elect
Gill Cheesbrough
Heather Currie
Haitham Hamoda, Chairman
Eddie Morris
Patrick Shervington
John Stevenson

Sara Moger, Chief Executive, (ex officio)

British Menopause Society Medical Advisory Council, 2021/2022

Haitham Hamoda, London, Chairman
Kathy Abernethy, London
Paula Briggs, Liverpool, Chair Elect
Deborah Bruce, London
Pratima Gupta, Birmingham
Annie Hawkins, Salisbury
Tim Hillard, Poole
Olivia Hum, Sussex
Anne MacGregor, London
Nick Panay, London
Kate Panter, London
Lynne Robinson, Birmingham
Janice Rymer, London
Mike Savvas, London
Kalpana Upadhyay, Wrexham
Hugo Pedder, Bristol, statistical advisor to the BMS

Sara Moger, Chief Executive, (ex officio)

Past Chairmen of the Society

1989-91 Mr Tony Parsons
1991-93 Mr Malcolm Whitehead
1993-95 Dr John Stevenson
1995-97 Mr David Sturdee
1997-99 Professor David Purdie
1999-01 Professor David Barlow
2001-03 Professor Linda Cardozo
2003-05 Miss Joan Pitkin
2005-07 Professor John Studd
2007-09 Mr Tim Hillard
2009-11 Professor Mary Ann Lumsden
2011-13 Mr Nick Panay
2013-15 Mr Eddie Morris
2015-17 Dr Heather Currie
2017-19 Kathy Abernethy


Post Reproductive Health journal


Heather Currie, Dumfries, UK
Edward Morris, Norwich, UK

Associate Editor:

Tony Mander, Manchester, UK
Paul Simpson, Norwich, UK

News editor:

Simon Brown, Harrogate, UK