The Team

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


Dr Valentine Akande

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

Medical Director & Fertility Consultant

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

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Dr Hajeb Kamali

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 Frederica Von Hawrylak

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 Alex Price

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 Abhiruchi Paisal
M.D, Fellow Reproductive Medicine

Fertility Consultant & Lead for Male Fertility

Dr Paisal obtained her M.D in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in 2006 and completed her fellowship in Reproductive Medicine in 2011. She has since been practicing in the field of fertility. In addition, she also holds a diploma in ultrasonography.

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Dr Caroline Chebsey

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 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 Rebecca Davies

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 Jessica Leese

Clinical Fellow in Reproductive Medicine

Jessica graduated form the University of Exeter (PCMD) in 2014. She is currently a senior registrar in obstetrics and gynaecology with The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists having started her specialist training in 2016.

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Dr Oliver O’Donovan

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

Fiona Pringle

Fertility Nurse Consultant

Anne Dickerson

Fertility Nurse Specialist

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

Jess Abel

Senior Assistant Practitioner

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

Embryology & Andrology Laboratory

Corrina Gibbons

Lead Clinical Embryologist & Laboratory Manager

Jennifer Nisbett

Senior Clinical Embryologist & Scientific Lead for Data Compliance and Governance

Heather Griffith

Senior Clinical Embryologist

Hannah Kennedy

Senior Clinical Embryologist

Karla Turner

Senior Andrologist

Joanne Sayers

Senior Clinical Embryologist

Lesley Lunn

Senior Clinical Embryologist

Philippa Adams

Senior Clinical Embryologist

Victoria Bithrey

Clinical Embryologist

Megan Atkinson

Clinical Embryologist

Sophia Seabrook

Clinical Embryologist

Hannah Clark

Clinical Embryologist

Lucy Hill

STP Embryologist

Verity Ashburn

STP Embryologist

Fiona Thomson

IVF Technologist

Fiona Baldwin

IVF Technologist

Business Operations and BCRM Administrators

Kim Donaldson
BSc, Dip RC Path, PGCert Healthcare Leadership

Business Operations Director

Joanne Tyrell

Quality Manager

Abbie Walker

Service Development Manager

Katie Mackreth

Finance Controller

Alex Donaldson

Business Operations Support Manager

Beata Haase

Nursing Administration Lead

Ellie England

Quality & Clerical Coordinator

Imogen Bailey

Patient Access Supervisor & Donor Sperm Services Coordinator

Alison Inker

Patient Coordinator

Karen Hillman

Patient Coordinator

Bianca Popescu

Patient Treatment Coordinator

Charlotte Davies

Senior Patient Advisor

William (Billy) Moore

Patient Advisor & Treatment Coordinator

Amy Northcott

Patient Advisor

Evie Newport

Patient Advisor

Karen Gower

Patient Advisor

Hana Brewer

Patient Advisor

Tracy Anstey

Patient Advisor

Sarah Dart

Finance Clerk

Lydia Cuthbertson

PA to Mr Akande & Medical Secretary

Rachel Smith

Medical Secretary

Elizabeth Brain

Medical Secretary

Tamara Kyriacou

Nursing Patient Advisor

Katie Farrands

Nursing Patient Advisor

Frankie Balbernie-Collings

Laboratory Administrator & Compliance Coordinator

Gina Rae

Laboratory Patient Advisor

Lauren Levicki

Laboratory Patient Advisor

Counsellors & Patient Support Therapists

Wendy Martin

Counsellor & Treatment Support Therapist

Francine Blanchet

Counsellor & Treatment Support Therapist