Jill Davies

 General Secretary


Born: Shropshire, England, United Kingdom. E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



  • BSc Applied Chemistry, PGCE Integrated Science, MSc Cryobiology by research, AATB CBTS, TPM on-line Tissue banking certificate


 Professional Experience

  • Trained with cardiothoracic surgeons Mr Donald Ross & Sir Magdi Yacoub at the National Heart Hospital in London. In 1990, left London and started the heart valve bank at the Oxford University Hospital in Oxford, England. The bank is a not-for-profit tissue establishment and is now known as the Oxford Cell & Tissue Biobank since the research biobanking service has expanded. OCTB collaborates with Oxford University and now supplies cardiovascular tissue, corneas for transplant and research and brains & spinal cords and other tissues for research and is involved with ATMP's in clincal trials with Oxford University.  This Oxford team provides a clinical fertility tissue cryopreservation service for patients prior to gonadotoxic chemotherapy or radiotherapy. This service is embedded within a research program led by Oxford University researchers and supported by collaboration with IVI Fertilty clinic and Edinburgh University.


 Scientific Associations

  • Executive member of the TCES/BATB, Member of ESHRE, AATB, SLTB,Society for Cryobiology & ISBER.