Centre Tel. 01224 553101

0900-1300 Mon - Fri 

Nursing Tel. 01224 550567

0830-1230 Mon - Fri

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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.

Neville Trower

 Business Manager (Licence holder)

 

Nev is a biochemist by training, has over 30 years' experience in healthcare and applied science, having fulfilled a variety of leadership and management roles in service delivery, quality management and operational excellence. 

Professor Abha Maheshwari MD, MRCOG

Clinical Director & Person Responsible (PR)

Abha is our Clinical Lead in Reproductive Medicine & PR, 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 Lab director and responsible for the overall operation and administration of the lab.

Dr Srisailesh Vitthala FRCOG

Consultant Gynaecologist & Sub-specialist in Reproductive Medicine and Surgery

Srisailesh joined the team in Sept 2020, and is one of two consultants at the centre. Srisailesh previously worked as Director of Women’s Services & Consultant Gynaecologist and Sub Specialist in Reproductive Medicine at the Ovum Women and Child Specialty Hospital, Bangalore and Consultant (Locum) in Leicester Fertility centre at Leicester Royal Infirmary.

 

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 Laxmi Shingshetty MBBS, MD, DNB, MRCOG

Clinical Research Fellow

Laxmi joined the team in January 2022 and is currently working as a Clinical Research Fellow. Laxmi is BFS certified having worked in St Mary’s Hospital, Manchester and provides clinical consultations and fertility procedures. Laxmi is also undertaking scientific research with particular focus on prediction models in unexplained infertility.

Dr Silvia Nedelcu

Clinical Research Fellow

Silvia has trained in general obstetrics and gynaecology for 7 years and joined the AFC team in February 2023 as a Clinical Research Fellow in reproductive medicine. Silvia has an MSc in Reproductive Sciences from UCL and her current research focus is on male infertility.

 

Dr Robyn Parkins

Clinical Research Fellow

Details to follow.

 

Laura Stephen

Senior Charge Nurse

Details to follow.

 

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.



Dr Sylwia Milne

Deputy Laboratory Manager

Sylwia is a Deputy Lab Manager and also a senior clinical embryologist, performing all aspects of clinical embryology with utmost importance for patient focused care. She has over 20 years of experience in embryology and has joined AFC in 2019. She strives to improve clinical practices, in keeping with recent advances in fertility research, and ensuring all procedures are introduced and performed to the highest standard.

 

 

Angela Park

Counsellor

Angela is the counsellor at the Centre. Having worked in this field for near-on twenty years, her role with us is to provide emotional and psychological support to patients, at any and every stage of their fertility journey. Angela also supports individuals and couples who are considering donor conception, becoming a donor(s), fertility preservation and those in a surrogacy arrangement.

 


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ACRM Staff List

Management team

 

Prof Abha Maheshwari
Neville Trower
Dr Liz Ferguson
Laura Stephen
 

Consultant/Person Responsible
Business Manager and Licence holder
Laboratory Manager
Senior Charge Nurse
 

 

Medical team

 

Dr Sailesh Vitthala

Dr Himanshu Borase
Dr Nicola Marconi

Dr Laxmi Shingshetty

Dr Suman Dadhich

Dr Silvia Nedelcu

Dr Robyn Parkins
 

 

Consultant

Consultant
Sub Specialty Trainee

Sub Specialty Trainee

Clinical Research Fellow

Clinical Research Fellow

Clinical Research Fellow

 

 

Laboratory team

 

Sylwia Milne
Michael Baines

Viktorija Dunn

Donald Macmillan
Charlotte Baxter
Savvas Dimitriou
Caitlin Davis
Lena Gospel

Lynsey Christie

Anthony McLaughlin

 

Deputy Lab Manager
Senior Clinical Embryologist
Senior Clinical Embryologist

Clinical Embryologist
Trainee Embryologist

Trainee Embryologist
Laboratory Technician
Healthcare Scientist Specialist (Andrology)

Healthcare Scientist Specialist (Andrology)

Andrology Technician

 

Nursing team

 

Leigh Anne Reid

Alex Ross

Avril Kidd

Gillian Payne

Leanne Glennie

Judith Falconer

Vicky Loney

Erin Snowden

Lynne Duncan

Melissa Bruce

Melissa Pawlett
Donna Pirie
Irene Thomson
Jill Griffiths

Laura Morrice

Chloe Spencer

Joanna Furtak

Specialist Fertility Nurse/ Donor Co-ord

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

Specialist Fertility Nurse

Specialist Fertility Nurse

Fertility Nurse

Fertility Nurse

Fertility Nurse

Fertility Nurse
Out Patient Assistant
Out Patient Assistant
Out Patient Assistant

Out Patient Assistant

Out Patient Assistant

Out Patient Assistant

 

Support team

 

Erin Stanbridge

Chris Shirran

Kalsoom Yule

Zoe Finnie
Anne Ross

Pamela Murray

Elizabeth Barkes
Felicia Odunaiya

Heather Stout
Maureen Thomson
Susan Joss

Eva Burke

Business Support Manager

Quality/Data Co-ordinator

Finance Co-ordinator

AFC Clinic Co-ordinator
FC Clinic Co-ordinator

Clinic Co-ordinator

Secretary

Secretary

FC Secretary

Receptionist
Receptionist

Lab Admin Assistant

 

Counselling services

 

Angela Park
Caroline Stewart

Counsellor (Aberdeen sessions)
Counsellor (Inverness sessions)