Meet the fertility team

Meet the team

Consultants

Sabah BaghdadiMr Sabah Baghdadi, Medical Director, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist

 

 

Sabah BaghdadiMiss Lynne Robinson, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist

 

 

Embryologists 

Jane Cuthbert CS MSc BSc(hons)

Jane is our Fertility Centre Manager and a Senior Embryologist. She helped set up the centre in 1989. She has been an ICSI qualified practitioner since 1998. Jane is a founder member of the Association of Clinical Embryologists.

Manjeet Hunjan CS MSc BSc(hons)

Manjeet is a clinical embryologist and joined the team in 2013, having worked in many other centres across the UK. 

Dr Melanie Lake CS PhD BSc(hons)

Senior Clinical Embryologist Fertility Centre Quality Manager, Melanie has a BSc degree in Anatomy and Developmental Biology and then went on the gain a PhD in Developmental Biology. 

Melanie is a state registered Clinical Scientist and has been an ICSI qualified practitioner since 1999. Melanie is a member of the Association of Clinical Embryologists. 

Amrit Surdhar CS BSc (Hons)

Senior Clinical Embryologist and Laboratory Manager, Amrit has a BSc degree in Applied Biology. She has worked at The Fertility Centre since 1995. In 2004 Amrit gained the Association of Clinical Embryologists Diploma in Clinical Embryology. 

Amrit is a state registered Clinical Scientist and became a registered ICSI practitioner in 2005. Amrit is a member of the Association of Clinical Embryologists and the British Fertility Society. On top of her duties as Laboratory Manager she also acts as a sperm donation co-ordinator.

Jo Turner

Jo is a state registered Biomedical Scientist with many years of experience within andrology prior to her joining The Fertility Centre in 2007. Jo performs routine semen analyses and sperm freezing.  

Nurses

Sister Jane Baghdadi

Jane is a State Registered Nurse and Registered Sick Children’s Nurse. Jane is a founder member of The Fertility Centre staff having helped set up the unit in 1989. She is now a very experienced fertility sister and performs ultrasound scanning, early pregnancy scans, and assisting in theatre. 

She undertakes all duties associated with general fertility nursing and the care of our patients. 

Sister Katie Roberts

Katie worked as a Registered General Nurse before training for a degree in Midwifery. Katie worked as a registered midwife before joining The Fertility Centre in 2005. Katie’s duties include ultrasound scanning, early pregnancy scans, and assisting in theatre. 

She undertakes all duties associated with general fertility nursing and the care of our patients. Kate also acts as the sperm donation co-ordinator for the import of donor sperm.

Sister Claire Thompson

Claire is a Registered General Nurse and is an experienced fertility nurse having started working within the Fertility field in 1993. Claire joined The Fertility Centre in 1998. Claire’s duties include ultrasound scanning, early pregnancy scans, and assisting in theatre. 

She undertakes all duties associated with general fertility nursing and the care of our patients. Claire also acts as the egg donation co-ordinator. 

Sister Jill Wilson

Jill is a Registered General Nurse and is an experienced fertility nurse having started working at The Fertility Centre in 2000. She previous worked in an Early Pregnancy Assessment Unit. Jill’s duties include ultrasound scanning, early pregnancy scans, and assisting in theatre. 

She undertakes all duties associated with general fertility nursing and the care of our patients. She also acts as the co-ordinator for our NHS contracted work.

Secretaries

Claire Brettell, Senior Administrator

Claire is a trained medical secretary, and has worked at The Fertility Centre since 1998. Claire provides the day-to-day clerical administration within the Centre. 

Denise Mace, Receptionist

Denise has worked at The Fertility Centre since 2004. Denise works as the receptionist and is the first point of contact for patients, and as well as booking appointments she also deals with all general patient telephone enquiries.

Jackie Hare, EDI Administrator

Jackie has worked at The Fertility Centre since 2001 and is responsible for all the data entry which we are required submit to the HFEA. 

Aysha Sboui, Receptionist

Aysha works alongside Denise to provide the first point of contact for patients, booking appointments and general patient telephone enquiries.

Gemma Marke, Notes Administrator

Gemma is responsible for collating all the information required for making up treatment notes.  

Counsellor

Astrid Gibbs

Astrid is a highly experienced counsellor and has been helping fertility patients for fifteen years. She has worked here at The Fertility Centre since 2000. She has Diplomas in Humanistic Counselling and Clinical Hypnotherapy. 

She is a member of the British Association of Counselling Practitioners and the British Infertility Counselling Association.

To find out more about our fertility services please call us on 0121 446 1501.