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Pedro Melo


NIHR Academic Clinical Lecturer in Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Pedro studied Medicine in Lisbon and Paris before moving to Oxford for his postgraduate training. He obtained a master's in Clinical Embryology with distinction from the University of Oxford, and went on to complete a PhD in Reproductive Medicine with Arri Coomarasamy at the University of Birmingham. Pedro has recently returned to Oxford to work as a Subspecialty Fellow in Reproductive Medicine and an NIHR Academic Clinical Lecturer in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, collaborating with the Granne and Becker groups at NDWRH.

Pedro's research interests lie in evidence synthesis and clinical studies in infertility and miscarriage. He is the national clinical coordinator for the NIHR-funded LOCI randomised trial, which compares letrozole versus clomifene, with or without metformin, for the treatment of anovulatory infertility in people with polycystic ovary syndrome.

At Oxford, Pedro is the teaching associate for Women's and Reproductive Health at Green Templeton College. During his lectureship, Pedro will investigate the role of luteal dysfunction upon placental maladaptation and preeclampsia. In 2023, the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists recognised Dr Melo's research by awarding him with the Florence and William Blair Bell Fellowship.

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  • Florence and William Blair Bell Research Fellowship (RCOG), September 2023
  • Trainer of the Month for O&G Specialty Training (Oxford University Hospitals), March 2023
  • Best Oral Presentation (AMS Midlands Conference), March 2022
  • British Fertility Society Young Clinician Award (Fertility 2022), January 2022
  • Best Surgical Video (Oxford Scientific Forum for Obstetrics and Gynaecology), May 2018
  • Best MSc in CE Research Project (Board of Examiners, University of Oxford), September 2023
  • Top Medical Student 2005-2011 (NOVA University, Lisbon), November 2011
  • Manuel Machado Macedo Award – Top Medical Student in Lisbon 2005-2011, November 2011