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Dr Fiona Schneider’s Qualifications:

MB BS London University

MSc Loughborough University in Medical Management with research in stress in health professionals

Fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

Advanced medical leader with British Association of Medical Managers

General Medical Council registered

Instructing doctor of The Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Medicine

Lay minister in the Church of England

About Fiona Schneider

Fiona Schneider was born in Rawdon, West Yorkshire and trained as a gynaecologist and obstetrician. She has more than twenty years experience as a consultant working for various healthcare providers.

Fiona trained at St Bartholomew’s Hospital and The Hammersmith Hospital, London and also in Oxford and Leeds. After time in Germany where she gained experience in running her own very successful gynaecology practice, Fiona went on to work as a Consultant in the Leeds University Hospitals.

She has provided professional and pastoral mentoring support to medical graduates and other health care professionals.

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Fiona has wide experience of working with women and vulnerable young people from right across the social spectrum latterly in Wakefield and Castleford

She is married with two sons, keeps bees and dogs and cycles and runs for fun. She is an active member of All Saints’ Church, Ilkley where she is a lay minister.

“When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.”

— Charles A. Beard