The Team

Our highly skilled multidisciplinary team are here to help you through your fertility journey.

Consultants

Dr Valentine Akande
MBBS PhD MRCOG

Medical Director & Lead Clinician

Valentine is a Consultant Gynaecologist, Fertility Specialist & Reproductive Surgeon. He has been treating couples with Fertility and reproductive problems since 1995 and has personally helped several hundred fulfil their dream of having a baby.

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Dr Amanda Jefferys
MRCOG BMBS BMedSci

Medical Director & Fertility Consultant

Amanda is a Consultant Gynaecologist and Subspecialist in Reproductive Medicine & Surgery.

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Dr Hajeb Kamali
BSc MBChB MRCOG

Consultant Gynaecologist, Recurrent Miscarriage Lead & Fertility Specialist

Hajeb is a Consultant Gynaecologist and Specialist in Recurrent Miscarriage and Reproductive Medicine at both North Bristol NHS Trust and the Bristol Centre for Reproductive Medicine (BCRM).

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Dr Guy Morris

Consultant Gynaecologist and Subspecialist in Reproductive Medicine and Surgery

Guy works in the Gynaecology Department at North Bristol NHS Trust and the Bristol Centre for Reproductive Medicine. He graduated with Honours from Bristol Medical School in 2010 before beginning his Obstetrics and Gynaecology training in 2013.

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Dr Sarah Armstrong

Consultant Gynaecologist and Subspecialist in Reproductive Medicine and Surgery

Sarah is a subspecialist in Reproductive Medicine and Surgery and is a Consultant Gynaecologist, with an interest in Reproductive Medicine and Paediatric and Adolescent Gynaecology, at St Michael’s Hospital, Bristol. She completed her subspecialty training in Oxford, gaining a broad range of skills and experience with teams at both The John Radcliffe Hospital and The Fertility Partnership.

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Dr Alex Price
MBChB MRCGP Dip (TLHP)

Fertility Consultant & Lead for Egg Donation Services

Alex is a Fertility Specialist, qualified in 2001 and has worked in the field of gynaecology since 2003, at both North Bristol NHS Trust and the Bristol Centre for Reproductive Medicine (BCRM).

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Dr Caroline Chebsey
BSc MBBS MRCOG (part I) MRCGP

Fertility Consultant

Caroline has joined BCRM as Fertility Consultant. She qualified in 2007 and has worked in the field of gynaecology since 2009. She also works as a General Practitioner in Bristol.

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Dr Frederica Von Hawrylak
MBChB, MFSRH, DipGUM

Fertility Consultant

Freddie is a Consultant in Sexual and Reproductive Health having qualified in 2012 and working within the field here in Bristol since 2016.

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Dr Rebecca Davies
BA (Oxon) BMBCh MRCOG

Clinical Fellow in Reproductive Medicine

Rebecca qualified from the University of Oxford in 2011. Her passion for women’s health led her to pursue advanced training in obstetrics & gynaecology.

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Dr Toshi Sherpa
MBChB BSc (Hons), MRCOG

Fertility Fellow

Toshi is a Fertility Fellow at BCRM and a Senior Obstetrics & Gynaecology Registrar at St. Michael’s Hospital, bringing a wealth of expertise and compassion to his practice. Renowned for his kind, calm, and zen demeanour, he resonates with colleagues and patients alike, embodying warmth and professionalism in all aspects of his life.

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Dr Mariliz Chatzipanteli

Clinical Fellow in Reproductive Medicine

Dr Chatzipanteli qualified in 2008 and finished her Obstetric and Gynaecology training in Greece. She has a Masters in Human Reproduction from Aristotle University in Greece. During training, she was involved in urogynaecology research work. Mariliz has been living in the UK for over 5 years with experience of working within the NHS as a fellow in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in Manchester and Norwich hospitals and has received much positive feedback for her teaching skills. Mariliz has worked as part of the medical team at BCRM for three years.

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Dr Hadeel AlKharouf

Clinical Fellow in Reproductive Medicine

Dr. Hadeel AlKharouf is a clinical fellow at the Bristol Centre for Reproductive Medicine (BCRM) in Bristol. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Medicine and Surgery from the Jordan University of Science and Technology, one of the leading universities in Jordan, which she earned in 2011. She further specialized in obstetrics and gynaecology, obtaining her specialty degree in 2017, and subsequently became a member of the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (RCOG).

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Dr Oliver O’Donovan
BSc MBBS MRCOG

Consultant Gynaecologist, Endometriosis Lead & Fertility Specialist

Oli qualified in 2006 and has been working in Gynaecology since 2008. He is a consultant gynaecologist working with BCRM and also for the NHS at St. Michael’s Hospital, Bristol.

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Scientific Director

Paul Wilson
BSc; Dip Clin Embryol, Dip RCPath

Head of Embryology & Andrology

Paul is the Scientific Director for Fertility Bristol as well as Consultant Embryologist & Andrologist.

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Clinical Nurses

Carrie Lomax

Director of Nursing & Clinical Services

Louise Mitchell

Nurse Manager

Paula Bot

Fertility Nurse Consultant

Anne Dickerson

Fertility Nurse Specialist

Fiona Pringle

Fertility Nurse Consultant

Jess Abel

Senior Assistant Practitioner

Sarah Edwards Mullett

Fertility Nurse Specialist

Margaret Caddy

Fertility Nurse Specialist

Jane Burton

Fertility Nurse Specialist

Kelly Herbert

Fertility Nurse Specialist

Lydia Turner

Fertility Nurse Specialist

Nicola Robbins

Fertility Nurse Specialist

Taylor Williams

Fertility Nurse Specialist

Elizabeth Ackerman

Fertility Nurse Specialist

Sarah Mifflin

Healthcare Assistant

Consultant Anaesthetists

Dr Karine Zander

Consultant Anaesthetist

Dr Claire Fouque

Consultant Anaesthetist

Dr Judith Nolan

Consultant Anaesthetist

Theatre Nurses

Gemma Cooper

Theatre Lead Nurse

Laura Bellis

Fertility Theatre Nurse

Charlotte Armstrong

Fertility Theatre Nurse

Emily Tyler

Fertility Theatre Nurse

Nicole Felstead

Fertility Theatre Nurse

Embryology & Andrology Laboratory

Corrina Gibbons

Lead Clinical Embryologist & Laboratory Manager

Jennifer Nisbett

Senior Clinical Embryologist & Scientific Lead for Data Compliance and Governance

Karla Turner

Senior Andrologist

Heather Griffith

Senior Clinical Embryologist

Hannah Kennedy

Senior Clinical Embryologist

Joanne Sayers

Senior Clinical Embryologist

Lesley Lunn

Senior Clinical Embryologist

Philippa Adams

Senior Clinical Embryologist

Victoria Bithrey

Clinical Embryologist

Megan Atkinson

Clinical Embryologist

Iva Vrabtcheva

Clinical Embryologist

Rebecca Matthews

Clinical Embryologist

Sophia Seabrook

Clinical Embryologist

Hannah Clark

Clinical Embryologist

Lucy Hill

STP Embryologist

Verity Ashburn

STP Embryologist

Fiona Thomson

IVF Technologist

Lauren Levicki

IVF Technologist

Business Operations and BCRM Administrators

Kim Donaldson
BSc, Dip RC Path, PGCert Healthcare Leadership

Business Operations Director

Joanne Tyrrell

Quality Manager

Abbie Walker

Patient Experience Manager

Katie Mackreth

Finance Controller

Alex Donaldson

Business Operations Support Manager

Ellie England

Quality & Clerical Coordinator

Sara English

Egg Donation Programme Manager

Imogen Bailey

Patient Access Supervisor & Donor Sperm Services Coordinator

Beata Haase

Nursing Administration Lead

Lydia Cuthbertson

PA to Mr Akande & Medical Secretary

Rachel Smith

Medical Secretary

Elizabeth Brain

Medical Secretary

Karen Hillman

Patient Coordinator

Bianca Popescu

Patient Treatment Coordinator

Tamara Kyriacou

Nursing Patient Advisor

Evie Newport

Patient Advisor

Amy Northcott

Patient Advisor

Natasha Perry

Patient Advisor

Cydney Chapman

Patient Advisor

Rosie Tucker

Patient Advisor

Olivia Hood

Finance Administrator

Charlotte Loving

Patient Advisor

Frankie Balbernie-Collings

Laboratory Administrator & Compliance Coordinator

Gina Rae

Laboratory Patient Advisor

Hana Brewer

Laboratory Patient Advisor

Counsellors & Patient Support Therapists

Wendy Martin

Counsellor & Treatment Support Therapist

Francine Blanchet

Counsellor & Treatment Support Therapist