Ms Valerie Peddie

Ms Valerie Peddie
Ms Valerie Peddie

Ms Valerie Peddie

Honorary Research Fellow


School of Medicine & Dentistry

Division of Applied Health Sciences

Aberdeen Centre for Reproductive Medicine


Maternity Hospital

Cornhill Road


AB25 2ZL


MSc; BA (Hons); ADM; RM; RGN

I have been involved in Fertility Nursing since 1993, and Chair of the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) Midwifery & Fertility Nurses Forum from 2008-2011.  I currently hold the position of Nurse Consultant (Fertility Preservation) within the Dept. of Reproductive Medicine and Registered Trainer in Pelvic Ultrasound (British Fertility Society). I am also an active member of the European Society for Human Reproduction & Embryology (ESHRE) Nurses & Midwives Certification Committee.

I have always been perceptive to the development of a specialist training and educational framework for fertility nurses that would provide the basis for standardised job titles, role definition and quality of care, which led to the publication, ‘Training & Educational Framework for Fertility Nursing' (RCN, 2013/2018). Jointly, with the RCN Committee, I was involved in developing the 'Fertility Nurse Competences' - and review, (RCN, 2011) and was part of the RCN Advanced Nursing Practice project team, contributing to the position statement for regulation and standardisation at advanced levels of nursing practice for patient safety and public protection.

Overall, I have a specialist interest in exploring reproductive potential and decision-making within a variety of settings - including oncology - contributing to the RCN clinical professional resource 'Fertility Preservation' (2017). I have designed analysed and published several applied qualitative and clinical studies in reproductive health care, written several book chapters, have a national and international profile, and continue to support the Robert Gordon University in providing teaching sessions in Fertility and Reproduction for 3rd Year Midwifery Students.


  • MSc Medical Sciences 
    2011 - University of Aberdeen 

External Memberships

European Society for Human Reproduction & Embryology (ESHRE)

Royal College of Nursing

British Fertility Society


Teaching Responsibilities

I have been involved in teaching of 3rd year medical/zoology/biology students - 'Ethics of Reproduction' and 3rd year Midwifery students - 'Fertility & Reproduction Module'


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  • Successful controlled ovarian stimulation and vitrification of oocytes in an adolescent diagnosed with myelodysplastic/pre-malignant clone with monosomy 7

    Peddie, V. L., Maheshwari, A.
    Human Fertility, vol. 21, no. 1, pp. 39-44
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Qualitative website analysis of information on birth after caesarean section

    Peddie, V. L., Whitelaw, N., Cumming, G. P., Bhattacharya, S., Black, M. E.
    BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, vol. 15, 180
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Factors affecting decision making about fertility preservation after cancer diagnosis: A qualitative study

    Peddie, V., Porter, M. A., Barbour, R., Culligan, D., MacDonald, G., King, D., Horn, J., Bhattacharya, S.
    BJOG-An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, vol. 119, no. 9, pp. 1049-1057
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Request for "social egg freezing"

    Peddie, V., Bhattacharya, S.
    Assisted Reproduction Techniques. Sharif, K., Coomarasamy, A. (eds.). Blackwell Pub., pp. 159-164, 6 pages
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters
  • Toward developing a training pathway for fertility nurses: report of the 2010 training and educational survey

    Peddie, V., Denton, J., Barnett, V.
    Human Fertility, vol. 14, no. 3, pp. 167-178
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Derivation of stem cells from human embryos: the principled arguments of potential donors and recipients

    Porter, M. A., Peddie, V., Counsell, C., Pearson, D., Bhattacharya, S.
    New Genetics and Society, vol. 29, no. 2, pp. 209-220
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • 'Not taken in by media hype': how potential donors, recipients and members of the general public perceive stem cell research

    Peddie, V. L., Porter, M., Counsell, C., Caie, L., Pearson, D., Bhattacharya, S.
    Human Reproduction, vol. 24, no. 5, pp. 1106-1113
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • hESCCO: development of good practice models for hES cell derivation

    Franklin, S. B., Hunt, C., Cornwell, G., Peddie, V., Desousa, P., Livie, M., Stephenson, E. L., Braude, P. R.
    Regenerative Medicine, vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 105-16
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • A fertile future? Life after cancer in young men

    Peddie, V. L., Porter, M., Bhattacharya, S.
    Expert Review of Anticancer Therapy, vol. 7, no. 8, pp. 1069-1073
    Contributions to Journals: Editorials
  • Safety versus success in elective single embryo transfer: Women's preferences for outcome of in vitro fertilisation

    Scotland, G. S., McNamee, P., Peddie, V., Bhattacharya, S.
    BJOG-An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, vol. 114, no. 8, pp. 977-983
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
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