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.

Dr Clement Tay - Consultant Gynaecologist and Subspecialist in Reproductive Medicine

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After graduating in Medicine from the University of Glasgow in 1980 Clem had his specialist training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in Glasgow and Edinburgh.  He also graduated Master in Medical Science from the University of Glasgow in Developmental Biology.  He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in London and a Fellow of The Royal College of Surgeons and Physicians of Glasgow.  In 1988 he was appointed to a World Health Organisation (WHO) Clinical Research Fellowship at the MRC Reproductive Biology Unit at the University of Edinburgh under the supervision of Professor Anna Glasier.  Following that he completed his subspecialty training in Reproductive Medicine at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh with Professor David Baird. Clem is dually accredited by the RCOG as a subspecialist in Reproductive Medicine and a specialist in Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

Clem has  been a Consultant in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Subspecialist in Reproductive Medicine at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh since 1996. He has over 25 years of extensive experience caring for patients with complex infertility problems including IVF, fertility preservation and preimplantation genetic diagnosis.  He also have a busy NHS practice in Infertility, Reproductive Endocrinology and General Gynaecology.  Clem is involved in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh as well as being an examiner for the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologist in London. He is a member of the British Fertility Society and the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology.

Counselling

Marie Prince - Counselling Service

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Marie graduated as a Clinical Psychologist from the University of Hull in 2006. She has experience in working across all aspects of physical health and emotional well being using a variety of therapies including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. The counselling service at GCRM aims to offer a safe and supportive space to explore the emotional impact of your fertility journey. It will also offer the opportunity to discuss the implications of your treatment, both for you and when appropriate for the other people it may effect. Marie is HCPC registered and a member of the British Infertility Counselling Association

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.

Prof Richard Fleming - Consultant

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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 Hamilton - Nurse Manager

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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.

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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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.

Nicole Gibson - Deputy Lab Manager

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Clare Noble - HFEA PR & 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 - Acting Admin Manager

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Karen Downs - Acting Deputy Admin Manager

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Caroline Shaw - 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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