Meet our Advisory Board - The IVF Network

Meet our Advisory Board

We are very proud of our Advisory Board of UK-leading fertility experts who help shape and guide the IVFN. They offer the latest guidance on fertility topics from consultant gynaecologists to fertility acupuncturists, nutritionists, to male fertility specialists.

Emma Cannon

Fertility Specialist

Emma is a distinguished fertility expert, renowned author, and passionate advocate dedicated to guiding individuals and couples on their path to parenthood.

With over two decades of experience, Emma has established herself as a trusted and respected figure in the realm of reproductive health and wellness.

Carole Gilling-smith

CEO & Medical Director

Carole embarked on her illustrious journey in medicine by graduating from Cambridge University.

Over the course of her remarkable career, she has amassed a wealth of knowledge and expertise in the dynamic realm of reproductive medicine and infertility and pioneered bespoke care programs that enable members of the LGBTQ+ community to realise their dreams of starting a family.

James Nicopoullos

Clinical Director

James is a distinguished sub-specialist in Reproductive Medicine and Surgery, serving as a Consultant Gynecologist at HCA Healthcare, based at The Lister Hospital. His illustrious career is marked by a profound commitment to enhancing reproductive health and providing exceptional care to his patients.

Jonathan Ramsay

Male Fertility Specialist

Jonathan is a distinguished fertility expert whose career is defined by a profound commitment to advancing reproductive health and providing hope to individuals and couples on their journey to parenthood.

His contributions to the field of fertility extend beyond patient care. He actively engages in research and education, staying at the forefront of the latest advancements in reproductive medicine.

Jennifer Elworthy

Career & Fertility Coach

Jennifer partners with ambitious and determined women, providing them with the guidance they need to navigate the intricate terrain of balancing career ambitions with fertility concerns and treatment.

Using a diverse array of coaching techniques, she empowers her clients to gently regain control of their lives amidst challenging circumstances. Together, they forge a path forward, one that harmonises their career goals with the intricacies of fertility issues.

Melanie Brown


With a diverse career spanning the health and beauty industry, Mel made a pivotal shift by pursuing a deep passion for nutrition, embarking on a journey that has positively impacted countless lives since 2002.

Her career is characterized by her unwavering commitment to improving fertility, holistic well-being, and the transformative power of nutrition.