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Geoffrey Trew is a consultant in Reproductive Medicine and Surgery and worked at the Hammersmith Hospital and Queen Charlotte’s Hospital for over 20 years. He has published over 100 peer reviewed papers, over 20 book chapters and has been listed as one of Tatler’s “Best Private Doctors” for three years running.
Mr Trew is an instructor in laparoscopic and complex hysteroscopic surgery as well as one of the few surgeons recommended by the International Ashermans Support Group for the treatment of severe intra uterine adhesions. He also specialises in the diagnosis and correction of congenital abnormalities.
He lectures frequently both nationally and internationally in the areas of reproductive surgery and assisted conception. Mr Trew has published over a hundred peer reviewed papers and authored over twenty book chapters in these areas.
Mr Trew has an international referral base and has appeared for three years in Tatler’s list of “Best Private Doctors”.
Areas of Expertise
Nick Panay is a Consultant Gynaecologist with a special interest in Reproductive Medicine and Surgery, Menopause and Menstrual Disorders.
He is a Consultant Gynaecologist, Subspecialist in Reproductive Medicine & Surgery Queen Charlotte’s & Chelsea Hospital and Chelsea & Westminster Hospital London, also Honorary Senior Lecturer, Imperial College London.
He has a particular interest in minimal access surgery, both laparoscopic and hysteroscopic. He heads the operative outpatient hysteroscopy centre at Queen Charlotte’s Hospital which facilities the one stop investigation and treatment of women with bleeding disorders.
Qualifications and Employment (training)
BSc MBBS FRCOG MFSRH
As director of the West London Menopause & PMS Centre at Queen Charlotte’s & Chelsea and Chelsea & Westminster Hospitals, he heads a busy clinical and research team which publishes widely, presents at scientific meetings and trains health professionals at all levels. Much of his teams’ research has focused on improving the understanding and management of premature menopause, PMS, new HRT preparations and complementary therapies.
Dr Hauzman is an expert in Fertility having held the position of Senior Consultant Gynaecologist for five years at the international department of a major fertility centre in Madrid, Spain, where he gathered extensive experience in personalised cross-border reproduction treatment services, being fluent in English, Hungarian, French, Italian, German, Spanish and Russian.
He graduated from Semmelweis University in Budapest, Hungary where he subsequently completed his specialisation in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. After finishing research fellowships in Boston, USA, and Münster, Germany, he received his PhD for studies on the prediction of the outcome of in vitro fertilisation treatments.
Dr Hauzman’s current research interests are in preimplantation genetic diagnosis and endometrial receptivity. He is author of over twenty peer-reviewed papers and one book chapter in the field of fertility.
He works closely with Dr Anna Carby to oversee the day to day clinical management of the unit. He has a private practice at both Boston Place Clinic and 92 Harley Street.
Besides his clinical activities, Dr Hauzman was Associate Editor of the scientific journal Human Reproduction between 2010 and 2014, and has been a reviewer of this journal since 2006.
He is a member of the European Society for Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) and the Hungarian Society for Obstetrical and Gynaecological Sonography.
Marco graduated from Edinburgh in 1987 and trained there initially but undertook his higher specialist training in Glasgow. He has been involved in the fields of reproductive medicine and infertility since 1995 and set up an assisted reproduction programme in conjunction with the South Glasgow NHS Trust in 1999. His MD thesis was on single fetal cell prenatal diagnosis. He has published widely in all areas of reproductive medicine and infertility and continues to pursue these research interests.
Richard is a Consultant Biochemist and Honorary Professor of Reproductive Medicine at Glasgow University, who has a world-renowned reputation in infertility. As lead member of the Glasgow team, he pioneered IVF treatment protocols in the early 1980’s which are still used in every clinic throughout the world. His expertise in this field has been recognised by appointments to the British Fertility Society (BFS), the European
Society for Human Reproduction (ESHRE) and the inspectorate of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA, the governing body of fertility clinics in the UK). He has published more than 100 original research articles in the scientific literature surrounding reproductive medicine and infertility, is an invited speaker internationally and is an acknowledged expert in this field.
Tracey qualified as a Registered Nurse from Edinburgh in 1992, and went on to work in Medicine and Accident and Emergency before further her training as a Midwife in 1997. This role was in all aspects of midwifery, where she developed a keen interest in pregnancy loss. Tracey entered the fertility setting in 2010 taking on a Fertility Nurse Specialist Nursing role in GCRM, setting up a pregnancy loss support service in 2011, and has presented two poster presentations at the annual British Fertility Society meetings. Tracey has been the Nurse Manager since March 2017 and is currently undertaking a Master of Science Degree in Advanced Fertility Practice based in Liverpool.
Chris has been working as an embryologist since 1997, starting her career at the fledgling clinic, Exeter Fertility in Devon. Chris remained at Exeter until 2004. In the spring of 2004 Chris, her husband and young family returned to Scotland. Chris then divided her time between Plymouth fertility (as a locum embryologist) and Dundee fertility clinic. In 2005 Chris worked solely in Dundee. Chris achieved the recognition as state registered Clinical Scientist in 2005. January 2006 Chris returned to Glasgow where she worked at Glasgow Nuffield and remained there until November 2006 when she took up the post as clinical embryologist at the newly opened GCRM.
Chris took on the role as Deputy Lab manager in 2013 and her current role as Lab Manager in 2017.
Dr Agbaje currently works as a Consultant Gynaecologist & Infertility Specialist in the Belfast Trust. A graduate of Queen’s University, he trained in London and Belfast, and was awarded a PhD in 2008. He has published a number of research papers related to male infertility, and has presented his work both nationally and internationally. He obtained RCOG sub-speciality training in Reproductive Medicine and Surgery in 2010. His specialist interests include male infertility and reproductive endocrinology (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, Ovulation disorders, Hirsutism). He is experienced in the advanced management of both male and female fertility problems including, Reproductive Surgery (fibroids, endometriosis & tubal disease), Ovulation Induction and Assisted Conception (In-vitro Fertilisation – IVF/ICSI).
Donna trained as a Registered General Nurse at the Northern Area College of Nursing/Waveney Hospital, Ballymena, between 1988 and 1991. Post training she worked in the Gynaecology Ward, Royal Maternity Hospital, Belfast, where she developed a keen interest in fertility treatment. She began working in the Regional Fertility Centre, RMH in 1995, initially as a Fertility Nurse and then as Ovum Donation Nurse. She was Sister there from 2002 until 2004, before leaving to work in the private sector as a Fertility Nurse Manager. Donna has been an active member of the Royal College of Nursing, Fertility Nurses Forum and previously a member of their steering committee, promoting and supporting the development of fertility nursing. She has advanced her own clinical skills by gaining qualification in Fertility Ultrasound Scanning, through the University of Derby.
Dr Kerr brings over 15 years of experience in clinical embryology to the team at GCRM-BELFAST. He graduated from the University of Nottingham in 1999 with a Masters in Assisted Reproduction Technology and commenced work as an embryologist at Manchester Fertility Services. During this time he attained the ACE Certificate in Clinical Embryology. In 2007 he was awarded a PhD in Developmental Biology for his work assessing the role of Kinase signaling in early human development. On moving to St Mary’s Hospital in Manchester, he successfully applied his extensive knowledge to clinical research alongside Prof Daniel Brison & Prof Sue Kimber on early embryo development. On completion of this work he joined Glasgow Royal Infirmary Assisted Conception unit in 2009 as a Consultant Embryologist. The combination of his research background and clinical experience fulfills GCRM-BELFAST’s ethos of applying evidence based research with advances in clinical care.
Nick is one of our two Medical Directors and Person Responsible for the Unit at the Burton Fertility Clinic. He has over 15 years’ experience in looking after patients with subfertility including those undergoing IVF. He is an active researcher and has published over 100 scientific papers many of which have led to changes in clinical practice and guidance.
Nick is known internationally for his work on ultrasound and has given keynote lectures all around the World. He is an Executive Member of the British Fertility Society (BFS), the Reproductive Medicine Clinical Study Group (RM-CSG), the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics in Gynaecology (ISUOG), and Wellbeing of Women’s (WoW) Advisory Committee. He is an Advisor to NICE and the RCOG on fertility and reproductive surgery and is an Advocate of patient and public involvement in research through PREPARE, a patient group he established in 2012.
Nick is an experienced surgeon and operates at the Treatment Centre in Nottingham where he sees NHS and private patients together with his colleague and fellow fertility expert James Hopkission.
James is one of our two Medical Directors. He is an RCOG Subspecialist in Reproductive Medicine and Surgery and has been involved with IVF and fertility management since 1993.
He completed his research and training in Oxford before moving to Nottingham to take up his consultant post and lead the NHS Fertility service at QMC. His research looked at the development of endometriosis and the endometrium and he has extended his interest since to become an experienced laparoscopic (keyhole) surgeon in endometriosis, adhesions and fibroids.
He has authored or co-authored 30 papers and book chapters. James sat on the RCOG Subspecialty Committee and is the lead for subspecialty training in Reproductive Medicine in Nottingham, the programme for training the next generation of specialist doctors in fertility.
Associate Professor in Reproductive Medicine, University of Oxford.
Honorary Consultant Gynaecologist, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford.
Founding Director, The Fertility Partnership.
Professor Child is an Internationally renowned fertility specialist. He was the IVF clinician who helped put together the current NICE Fertility Guidelines and is a board member of Fertility Fairness, a lobbying group for greater NHS IVF funding. He is also the co-author of UK’s highest selling textbook in Obstetrics and Gynaecology (Impey & Child; Obstetrics and Gynaecology). His particular areas of interest are infertility, oocyte in-vitro maturation (IVM), recurrent miscarriage, PCOS, reproductive immunology and laparoscopic surgery with special interest in endometriosis. In 2012 he helped bring together Oxford Fertility and IVF-Hammersmith to form The Fertility Partnership (TFP), of which he is a Director. TFP is now the largest provider of IVF treatments in the UK across its 7 clinics.
As an experienced embryologist, Karen joined Oxford Fertility to lead the laboratory team in 2002. The Unit now performs over 2000 cycles per annum. Previously, Karen has lead laboratory teams at both Sheffield Fertility Centre and Burton Centre for Reproductive Medicine. Karen is a State Registered Clinical Scientist. She was Chair of the Association of Clinical Embryologists (ACE), the UK professional body for Embryologists, from 2000 to 2003 and was an External assessor on the Training Committee for a number of years. Karen was the first embryologist to sit on the British Fertility Society committee and has previously been an external advisor for the HFEA. She has recently become the first President of the ACE.
Nikki qualified as a Registered Nurse from Plymouth University in 1990 and continued to work in Plymouth on a large gynaecology ward after graduation. She completed a diploma in Health Care studies from Plymouth University in 1993 and was promoted to senior staff nurse. Nikki joined the Oxford Fertility team in 1995 as a fertility nurse and completed her qualification in Fertility Nursing from Southbank University in 2002. She completed an ultrasound course in 2007 has been helping to manage the nursing team as Deputy Nurse Manager since 2009. She has been responsible for training the junior nursing staff and holds regular refresher sessions for all medical staff. She took over the department in 2015 and now manages the nursing team.
Subrata graduated from medical school in 1995 and obtained the MRCOG in 2002 followed by a Master Degree in Medical Education.
His fertility experience was obtained from St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London and continues with his current post as Fertility Specialist at the Broomfield Hospital, Chelmsford. Subrata has specialised in the treatment of couples with subfertility and women with menstrual disorders and general gynaecological conditions.
“As a Consultant Fertility Specialist, I am delighted to be working with such a highly experienced and enthusiastic team, their support provides an excellent platform in which we can quickly and efficiently assess your fertility needs and treat with you with the most appropriate and effective treatment.”
Andy Glew has a passion for embryology. He has been an embryologist since 1987.
His vast experience has earned him both national and international acclaim. He has developed other fertility services on a business and managerial level and is highly thought of in the field.
“It is my goal to make Simply Fertility a centre of excellence, offering a bespoke approach to treatment, with a focus on delivering high success rates and excellent patient satisfaction”
Sarah Walt has over 20 years’ experience in Clinical Embryology and is a state registered clinical scientist.
She has set up and managed IVF laboratories throughout Essex and spent time assisting the development of a unit in Australia.
“I feel proud to be a co-founder of Simply Fertility. We believe that direct contact with our scientific team will give you the support and advice you need. We offer a unique hand holding service and we will be with you every step of the way”
George Christopoulos is a Consultant Gynaecologist and accredited Sub-specialist in Reproductive Medicine and Surgery by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. He is the Clinical Lead in Thames Valley Fertility Unit, which is part of the Fertility Partnership.
He completed his training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in tertiary NHS units, including Guy’s and St Thomas’ and Queen Charlotte’s and Chelsea Hospitals. He worked as a Clinical Research Fellow in Assisted Conception for two years and subsequently completed his subspecialty training in Reproductive Medicine and Surgery in Hammersmith Hospital. He holds a Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) in Advanced Gynaecological Endoscopy from the University of Surrey and has received extensive training in laparoscopy and hysteroscopy in Endometriosis Centres accredited by the British Society for Gynaecological Endoscopy. He holds a Diploma from the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Health (DFSRH) of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.
Mr Christopoulos has a significant research background. He has published extensively in the field of assisted conception and his research interests include uterine fibroids, polycystic ovarian syndrome and the prevention of ovarian hyper stimulation syndrome. His MD at Imperial College London focused on the use of novel medication, which aimed to decrease complications and improve the safety profile of IVF cycles. This research project received widespread attention from the scientific community and the media both at national and international level. He has received multiple awards at international fertility meetings.
His special interests include reproductive endocrinology, menopause and the management of male infertility. He has been a member of the British Fertility Society and Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists since 2012. His philosophy has always been to tailor medical treatment to the individual needs of women and couples through a clear and evidence-based approach.
Dima graduated from the American University of Beirut in 2002 and started her training in embryology in the same year at the Assisted Reproductive Technology Unit of the American University of Beirut Medical Centre. She moved to the UK in 2004 and has since completed the Association of Clinical Embryologists Certificate, achieved state registration and gained more than 10 years experience in clinical embryology, having worked in several laboratories in the UK. She is trained to the most senior levels in all areas of clinical embryology including extensive experience in embryo biopsy with a special interest in preimplantation genetic diagnosis. She has trained many other embryologists who are now in senior positions in other laboratories around the UK and abroad. She is interested in participating in clinical trials that aim to enhance evidence-based practice and to optimise IVF outcomes. She values personalised treatment and close interaction with patients in the different stages of their treatment.
Nicky qualified as a nurse in 1987 and as a midwife in 1989. She was privileged to be able to deliver her nephew in 1992; that was the highlight of her midwifery career before moving back into nursing in 1997, when she took her first post as a fertility nurse in Buckinghamshire.
She is passionate about patient care and treating everyone as she would like to be treated herself. In her spare time, she likes to spend time relaxing with her husband and their four cats.
Dr Sue Ingamells PhD FRCOG is a fully accredited sub specialist in reproductive medicine and surgery with a specific interest in IVF.
She trained as an Obstetrician and Gynaecologist in Southampton and Salisbury and has worked in infertility since 1995. Sue has worked with Wessex Fertility since 1999. Her PhD with The University of Southampton was on the subject of ovarian function. She was also a Wellcome Trust clinical research fellow in molecular biology and endometrial function. Sue is specially trained in fertility and women’s health.
Her additional areas of expertise include recurrent miscarriage, endometriosis and ovulaltory disorders and their treatments. Wessex Fertility is a recognised centre for the provision of surrogacy service, with Sue coordinating these cycles with her dedicated team.
Testicular and male factor fertility issues can be fully investigated at Wessex Fertility and treatments such as surgical sperm retrievals are carried out on site by Sue. Sue is a university tutor for the medical students at the University of Southampton and teaches science and medical students in Reproductive Medicine.
Dr Chantal Simonis is a Gynaecologist and Obstetrician having trained in Southampton, Winchester and South Africa. She has worked with Wessex fertility since 2000.
Chantal spent three years as an IVF Research Fellow in Southampton and during that time undertook research into the effects of IVF treatment on women with polycystic ovaries. She has a special interest in reproductive medicine and recurrent miscarriage. Chantal has developed the Rapid Fertility Assessment clinic at Wessex Fertility which allows for prompt diagnosis and treatment of fertility problems. She was awarded her Doctorate in Medicine for research into polycystic ovary syndrome in 2011. Chantal spent three years as an IVF Research Fellow with the team when it was based at the Chalybeate Hospital in Southampton. Chantal also holds the RCOG/RCR Advanced Diploma in Obstetric Ultrasound.
Tony has been working as an embryologist since 1999, starting at the Winterbourne Hospital in Dorchester where he qualified in 2003.
After moving to Wessex Fertility he completed his MSc in Clinical Embryology at Leeds University. He now works as Wessex Fertility’s Embryology Manager. Tony serves on the ACE training committee, and therefore is responsible for supervising trainee embryologists across the UK.
Jo joined Wessex Fertility in 2010 as a Fertility Nurse. She qualified as a General Nurse and as a Midwife in Southampton and later specialised in Women’s Health.
She now works as Wessex Fertility’s Operational Manager, leading the team of nurses, nursing support staff and receptionists.