Anna Glasier

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Anna Glasier, OBE, FFSRH, FRCOG is a noted expert in reproductive medicine. She is an honorary professor at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (Department of Public Health and Policy) and the University of Edinburgh (Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology).[1] Her research specialities are reproductive health, and she is globally recognised in the field of emergency contraception, with her work playing an instrumental role in its deregulation.[2]

From 1990 to 2010 she was Director of Family Planning & Well Woman Services for NHS Lothian.[2]

She has worked with international organisations, including the Population Council in New York and the World Health Organisation, where she chaired the Human Reproduction Programme’s Scientific and Technical Advisory Group from 2004 to 2008.[2]

Glasier was awarded an OBE for services to Women's Health in 2005 and an honorary Doctor of Laws from the University of Dundee in 2006.[2]


Glasier graduated from Bristol University with a BSc in 1973. She gained a MBChB at Edinburgh University in 1976, and qualified as a doctor in 1983.

Personal life[edit]

Glasier is the daughter of Phillip Glasier and sister of Jemima Parry-Jones, both noted for their work with birds of prey.