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Introduction

Our specialist team of staff have wide experience in all aspects of reproductive medicine. Several are national leaders in the field.

Alison McTavish

Quality & Business Manager


Alison is a co-founder of the fertility centre participating in research and became a Fertility Nurse Specialist and built the nursing team within the Centre. Alison is now in a management role and is responsible for the quality of services provided and to manage the financial resources to maintain standards.

Professor Abha Maheshwari MD, MRCOG

Clinical Director & Person Responsible

Abha is our Clinical Lead in Reproductive Medicine & Person Responsible, which is a legal responsibility role to ensure that all licensed activities within AFC are undertaken with proper regard to the regulatory framework governing treatment and research. Abha is also the Andrology Laboratory director and therefore has the ultimate responsibility for the overall operation and administration of the laboratory.

Dr Smriti Bhatta MBBS,MD,MRCOG

Senior Clinician


Smriti joined the fertility centre in October 2013 and took up the post of Senior Clinician from May 2015 onwards. She is responsible for dealing with daily clinical queries and evaluating the Centre treatment results to ensure provision of evidence based safe and clinically effective service. Smriti is medical lead for the egg donation programme.

Dr Nicola Marconi MD, MSc, ARCOG

Clinical Research Fellow

Nicola joined the fertility centre in September 2017 and is currently working as a Clinical Research Fellow. He provides clinical consultations and fertility procedures. He also performs scientific research with particular focus on maternal and perinatal safety of pregnancies resulting from reproductive treatments.

Dr Christopher Allen - MB BCH BAO MRCOG MRCS (Ed)

Clinical Research Fellow

Christopher joined the Fertility Centre in August 2018 and is currently working as a Clinical Research Fellow. Christopher provides clinical consultations and fertility procedures. He is also undertaking scientific research with particular focus on maternal and perinatal safety of pregnancies resulting from donor sperm.

Lorna Low

Senior Charge Nurse

 

Lorna is a Fertility Nurse Specialist who manages and develops the performance of the nursing team through competency based training and is dedicated to ensuring that every patient seen within Aberdeen Fertility Centre receives safe, timely and effective clinical care.

Dr Elizabeth Ferguson

Laboratory Manager

Elizabeth is the Laboratory Manager who is also a clinical embryologist who has worked in the field of IVF since joining the Fertility Centre in 2003. She is responsible for managing both the Andrology and Embryology services. Her role is to ensure that the highest standards are maintained in the laboratory providing patients with the best chance of a successful outcome.



Valerie Peddie RGN; RM; ADM; BA (Hons); MSc

Fertility Preservation Nurse Consultant

 

Valerie is Consultant Nurse (Fertility Preservation). Infertility associated with cancer and other medical conditions can have a significant psychological impact on patients, necessitating appropriate fertility-related psychological support and clinical care. Valerie works across Scotland, liaising with Oncology, Haematology and Transgender services ensuring consistency, best-practice, and training of specialist nurses and medical staff in this regard.

Erin Stanbridge

Personal Assistant


Erin is the personal assistant for the Senior Management team within the Department. She is responsible for coordinating and organising the Management teams schedules to ensure a high standard of professionalism is met for all staff, patients and the department.

Lianne Scruby

Finance Secretary


Lianne is responsible for the daily financial processes within the department. She is also our point of contact for any patients who wish to discuss invoicing, payments or queries throughout their care.



ACRM Staff List

Management team

 

Prof Abha Maheshwari
Alison McTavish
Dr Liz Ferguson
Lorna Low
Neville Trower

Consultant/Person Responsible
Aberdeen Fertility Centre Manager
Laboratory Manager
Senior Charge Nurse
Quality Manager

 

Medical team

 

Prof Siladitya Bhattacharya
Dr Sailesh Vitthala
Dr Smriti Bhatta
Dr Christopher Allan
Dr Nicola Marconi

Dr Ashleigh Holt-Kentwell
Dr Prachi Risbud

 

Consultant
Consultant
Senior Clinician
Sub Speciality Trainee
Clinical Research Fellow

Clinical Research Fellow
Speciality Doctor in Fertility

 

 

Laboratory team

 

Sylwia Milne
Donald Macmillan
Michael Baines
Madele McGrory
Charlotte Baxter
Savvas Dimitriou

Adrian Castellanos
Caitlin Davis
Lena Gospel

Lynsey Christie

Anthony McLaughlin

 

Senior Embryologist
Embryologist
Embryologist
Embryologist
Trainee Embryologist
Laboratory Technician

Laboratory Technician
Laboratory Technician
Healthcare Scientist Specialist (Andrology)

Healthcare Scientist Specialist (Andrology)

Andrology Technician

 

Nursing team

 

Val Peddie

Vicky Loney
Avril Kidd
Gillian Payne
Anne Rattray
Leanne Glennie
Leigh Anne Reid
Judith Falconer
Lynne Duncan

Alex Ross
Carolyn McRae
Donna Pirie
Irene Thomson
Jill Griffiths
Aimee Duncan

Fertility Preservation Nurse Consultant

Specialist Fertility Nurse
Specialist Fertility Nurse
Specialist Fertility Nurse
Specialist Fertility Nurse
Specialist Fertility Nurse
Specialist Fertility Nurse
Fertility Nurse
Fertility Nurse

Fertility Nurse
Out Patient Assistant
Out Patient Assistant
Out Patient Assistant
Out Patient Assistant
Out Patient Assistant

 

Support team

 

Chris Shirran
Erin Stanbridge
Deborah Ogg
Elizabeth Barkes
Felicia Odunaiya
Lianne Scruby
Mandy Innes
Maria Ntessalen
Eva Burke
Vrinda Kamble
Anne Ross

Pamela Murray
Maureen Thomson
Susan Joss
June Booth

Karen Berry

Quality/Data Co-ordinator
Personal Assistant
Secretary
Secretary
Secretary
Finance Assistant
AFC Clinic Co-ordinator
Unit Administrator
Data Input Assistant
Data Input Assistant
FC Clinic Co-ordinator

Clinic Co-ordinator
Receptionist
Receptionist
FC Secretary/ Lab Admin Assistant

Lab Admin Assistant

 

Counselling services

 

Angela Park
Caroline Stewart

Counsellor (Aberdeen sessions)
Counsellor (Inverness sessions)