There are many people involved in your care and treatment and your team is made up of highly trained and qualified IVF and fertility specialists. Here are the profiles of some people you might meet.

Consultants

Dr Marco Gaudoin - Medical Director

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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.

Dr Santanu Achayra - Consultant Gynaecologist

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Santanu graduated from India in 1995. He completed his training there after which, he undertook his higher specialist training in the UK at some of the most renowned reproductive medicine units. He is Person Responsible for Ayrshire Fertility Unit at University Hospital Crosshouse. His special interest is in surgical management of fertility related problems and PCOS. Santanu’s MSc dissertation was on oocyte donation that won distinction and “The Max Hamilton Award” from the University of Leeds. He has published widely and continues to pursue active research interests. He is actively involved in undergraduate and post-graduate teaching as Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer, University of Glasgow. He is a panel member of the MRCOG examination subcommittee with the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists and also Fitness to Practise panellist and PLAB examiner with the General Medical Council.

Counselling

Francesca Howell - Counsellor

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Francesca graduated as a Person Centred Counsellor from Strathclyde University in Glasgow in 2011. She has experience in working in all areas of counselling and has specialised in Fertility Counselling. Her work in the area of fertility started over 10 years ago working with a team of practitioners supporting people experiencing fertility issues. She has a great deal of specialist knowledge which she is able to bring to her work as a counsellor and is committed to supporting the emotional aspect of fertility treatment and the process of finding your way with your own fertility.  Francesca is a member of the British Infertility Counselling Association and works within the ethical guidelines of this body and the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists. And she continues to develop her skills and knowledge through Continuing Professional Development and working with other fertility counsellors. Francesca is an accredited member of BACP.

Nursing team

Pat Ambrose - Clinical Care Manager

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Pat trained as a general nurse and went on to midwifery. Whilst working as a midwife she branched out to the Assisted Conception field from 1995 -2003. Pat trained in scanning and took on a senior nurse role to cover staff training and research from 2001- 2003.

She had a short break from fertility nursing and worked as a practice nurse till 2006 when she was approached to work in the GCRM

Pat has been at GCRM since it opened in 2006 and has expanded her role, Pat has been an integral part of establishing and developing the clinic. She is now an embryo transfer practitioner and the Clinical Care Manager which enables her to support patients throughout their fertility journey.

Tracey Hamilton - Nurse Manager

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Riikka Kirk - Deputy Nurse Manager

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Claire Wentworth - Senior Fertility Nurse Specialist

Sharon Cairney - Theatre Manager

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Lesley-Anne Duncan - Theatre Assistant

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Jade Farrell - Fertility Nurse

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Linda Munn - Staff Nurse

Caroline McColl - Staff Nurse

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Laura McLuskey - Staff Nurse

Embryology

Chris Adam - Lab Manager

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Nicole Gibson - Deputy Lab Manager

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Clare Noble - Lab Lead

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Elaine Grossart - Senior Embryologist

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Fiona Warrander - Embryologist

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Catherine Paterson - Trainee Embryologist

Paul Wighton - Senior Lab Technologist

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Rebecca Samet - Lab Technologist

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Jennifer Lyon - Lab Technologist and Quality Officer

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Administration team

Dannii Nelson - Admin Manager

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Laura Duffy - Senior Administrator

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Karen Downs - Senior Administrator

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Caroline Shaw - Administrator

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Charlotte Lyon - Administrator

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Sinead McKinnon - Administrator

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Gillian Crawford - Administrator

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Business and Finance

Mark Tomnay - General Manager

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Mark joined GCRM in July 17, he has a specialised background in the manufacturing industry bringing vast experience in process improvement and control, Quality assurance and people excellence.

Maggie Morrison - Operational Manager

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Craig Fairbairn - Quality Manager

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Anne McEwan - Finance Manager

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Amy Bruce - Business Support Officer

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