Embryology Team

Our embryologists have a wide range of expertise and will help you through your treatment, each step of the way.

Our senior embryologists include:

Caroline Franklin  (BSc(hons), ICSI practitioner, State Registered Clinical Scientist)
Caroline has worked as an embryologist for over twenty years, and has brought her extensive knowledge and skills to the Unit. She joined Woking in 2004 having previously worked at the Lister Fertility Clinic. Caroline is dedicated to running our embryology laboratory, and takes pride in our excellent success rates. She, along with the rest of the embryology team are always looking to improve the service that we offer to make sure that your embryos are in the best care possible.

Catherine Pretty  (BSc(hons), PhD, ICSI practitioner, State Registered Clinical Scientist, RCPath part 1)
Catherine has previously worked in research looking at early pregnancy. Catherine has nearly fifteen years of experience in IVF and has worked in fertility laboratories around the world, before joining the team at Woking in 2004.

Melanie Evison  (BSc(hons), Dip Clin Emb, ICSI practitioner, State Registered Clinical Scientist, RCPath part 1)
Melanie is a specialist in collating and analysing our results and for submitting our HFEA data. Melanie has worked in the field of fertility for fifteen years, and has been with us at the Victoria Wing for over ten years.

Rebecca Fabian  (BSc(hons), Cert Emb, ICSI practitioner, State Registered Clinical Scientist)
Becky has been an embryologist at Woking since 2006.

Our embryologists are:

Maria Demetriou  (BSc(hons), MSc, Cert Emb, ICSI practitioner, State Registered Clinical Scientist).
Maria has been with the team at Woking since 2006. She has completed her ACE Certificate in Embryology and her State Registration as a Clinical Scientist. Before joining the team at Woking she completed a Masters degree at Imperial College, London and has worked in several London units.

Aimee Birch (BSc(hons), MSc, Cert Emb, ICSI practitioner, State Registered Clinical Scientist).
Aimee has completed her ACE Certificate in Embryology and is a State Registered Clinical Scientist. Aimee has previously completed the MSc in Reproduction and Development at Bristol University and has worked as a lab aide in a London fertility unit.

Laura Swansbury (BSc(hons), Cert Emb, ICSI practitioner, State Registered Clinical Scientist).
Laura has completed her ACE Certificate in Embryology and is working towards her State Registration. Before joining the team at Woking, Laura previously worked at the Winterbourne hospital in Dorchester.

Ellis Larson (BSc(hons), Cert Emb, ICSI practitioner).
Ellis has achieved her ACE Certificate in Embryology, and is working towards her State Registration. Ellis joined the team having previously studied Molecular Biology at Royal Holloway.

Danuta Leonelli-Hiscock (BSc(hons), Masters in Reproductive Medicine)
Danuta previously worked at CREATE fertility in London before joining the team at Woking.

Alison Clargo (BSc(hons))
Alison has joined the team in 2016 having previously worked in antibody discovery.

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