Access the UK's top fertility specialists

Our members get the very best guidance, support and advice every step of the way on their fertility journey.

We are very proud of our lineup of UK-leading fertility experts that will join our live broadcasts each month. We will give you the latest guidence on fertility topics from consultant gynaecologists to fertility acupuncturists, nutritionists, to male fertility specialists.

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 realize their dreams of starting a family.

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 harmonizes their career goals with the intricacies of fertility issues.

Stuart Lavery
Divisional Clinical Director at UCLH

Stuart Lavery is the Divisional Clinical Director for Women’s Health at UCLH. He works as a Consultant in Reproductive Medicine and Surgery with a special interest in Fertility Preservation. He is an honorary Associate Professor at UCL and also holds honorary academic positions with Imperial College London, ICRF and the University of Oxford. Previously he was a Consultant in Reproductive Medicine and Surgery at the Hammersmith Hospital where he was medical director and HFEA Person Responsible of IVF Hammersmith for 15 years, and a Founder Director of the Fertility Partnership, the largest provider of fertility services in northern Europe. He has served on multiple advisory boards in the pharmaceutical and FemTech fields. His research interests are fertility preservation and preimplantation genetic testing, and has published over 60 peer reviewed academic articles, and presented both nationally and internationally.

Visit Stuart's website here: https://ariafertility.co.uk/

Melanie Brown
Nutritionist

Melanie Brown is a nutritionist working for twenty years with both men and women to improve their fertility through diet and lifestyle. She has a particular interest in PCOS and endometriosis, two conditions that can affect fertility but can also be managed very effectively through diet. Preparation for IVF is a key part of Mel's work and she is also very active in raising awareness of male infertility. Her Masters research project looked at the effect of male obesity on IVF outcome and she works closely with leading specialists in this field. Mel is very aware that people need to leave her consultations feeling positive and excited about her plan for them and she is not a person that bans everything. "There's no point and anyway treats are vital for good endorphins" she says "and I love a glass of wine, fish and chips and a bar of chocolate as much as anyone! Quality over quantity, it's all about balance"

Visit Melanie's website here:
http://melaniebrownnutrition.com/

Visit Melanie's Instagram here:
www.instagram.com/melaniebrownnutritionist/

Jonathan Ramsay
Male Fertility Specialist

Jonathan Ramsay is a urologist who specialises exclusively in the diagnosis and treatment of sub fertile and infertile men. His approach is to treat the man to improve chances of natural and assisted fertility outcomes.

Jonathan trained at St Bartholomew’s Hospital in London and spent his NHS consultant career at Hammersmith and Chelsea Westminster Hospital. Recently retired from Hammersmith, Jonathan maintains contact with colleagues at Imperial and at Hammersmith where he remains an HFEA licence holder.

Although each couple’s journey may seem similar, investigations can lead to understanding and diagnosis and thus a more rational and sensitive approach to their management. Mr Ramsay's research interests and recent publications include the reasons for poor quality sperm and the relationship of semen analysis, DNA quality of sperm and evidence of inflammation in the genital tract. We are particularly interested in trying to explain (and treat) unexplained infertility either to avoid IVF and ICSI or to make further cycle of treatments more successful. Current research is involved with in-depth assessment of surgically-retrieved sperm both in cases of non-obstructive and obstructive azoospermia and vasectomy reversal.

Visit Jonathan's website here:
https://jonathanramsay.co.uk/

Visit Jonathan's Youtube channel here:
https://www.youtube.com/@jonathanramsay4283

Hannah Vaughan Jones
Previous IVF Patient

Hannah Vaughan Jones is an Emmy-nominated journalist, anchoring live broadcast news for CNN and Sky News. She’s also a professional moderator with a particular interest in international development and global health. Hannah hosts events and high-level discussions for the likes of the WHO, WTO, Facebook, Concordia, Alibaba Group, Union for International Cancer Control, and the nuclear watchdog, the IAEA. She moderated at Women Deliver 2019 in Vancouver, and in 2018 single-handedly hosted the London CHOGM Malaria Summit featuring Bill Gates, fifteen Heads of State and HRH The Prince of Wales. In addition, Hannah runs her own production company, Lewnah Ltd, which is currently developing a video news service for young children. She’s also a senior advisor to BB Partners - a Communications Advisory for Changemakers. Hannah remains a vocal advocate of fertility awareness given her own long journey to motherhood. She lives in West London with her son and husband.

Adrian Lower
Consultant Gynaecologist

Adrian Lower is a highly respected and experienced gynaecologist who has specialised in the field of Reproductive Medicine for the past 30 years. He was appointed as a Consultant at Barts in 1995. His clinical practice is underpinned by research and he is widely published in peer reviewed journals.

He has been at the forefront of a number of innovative developments in the field of reproductive medicine and surgery. He has been listed in the Tatler Good Doctor Guide as one of the top 150 doctors in the country since 2005.  

He is an excellent communicator and offers a bespoke fertility assessment carefully evaluating every aspect of the process to maximise the chance of conception in the shortest time and will take time to ensure that his patients fully understand the planned treatment.

Visit Adrian's website here: http://adrianlower.com/

Emma Cannon
Fertility Specialist

‍Emma Cannon is the founder of the Emma Cannon Clinic, a fertility and women’s health expert, and a registered acupuncturist. For the last three decades Emma has supported individuals and couples on the path to becoming parents.

Emma is a best-selling author, having published The Baby Making Bible and FERTILE and three other successful books. Emma is a member of the British Acupuncture Council and The College of Medicine and holds a Bachelor of Science. She has trained with The Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology in The Management and Treatment of Infertility. 

Emma writes regularly for well known publications including Natural Health Magazine and The Huffington Post. She is also a regular contributer to many newspapers, magazines and radio programmes including Tatler Magazine’s ‘Top 250 Private Doctors’ The Telegraph’s Top Therapists, and Goop’s London Wellness Guide. Emma speaks regularly on the subject of fertility and has given a keynote for TedX titled It’s About Time We Valued Being Fertile.

Visit Emma's website here:
www.emmacannon.co.uk

Emma Kafton
Patient Services Director, The Evewell

Emma founded The Evewell with Mr Colin Davis in October 2018. Together with the two other co-founders, James Kafton and Kristi Flax, The Evewell was set-up with the sole purpose of combining first class fertility and gynaecological clinical care with truly empathetic and supportive service.  Heading up the Patient Services team, Emma has over a decades experience in leading teams that provide best in class service. Working across all teams within The Evewell, Emma ensures that every patient feels supported and cared for.  Emma is passionate that her role is to ensure patients feel as comfortable as possible during their fertility journey.  She works closely with Patient Services team to be the first point of contact with new patients, ensuring that we truly understand what a patient needs from us and how we can best help. “You can’t write a policy for providing empathetic care. It has to come naturally from a team of people who care deeply and understand the great difficulties that our patients are facing. I am proud to work with a team of people who feel this at their core and my role is to support them in being able to do that”.

Visit Emma's website here: https://www.evewell.com/

Amanda Tozer
Gynaecologist & Reproductive Specialist

Amanda Tozer has spent more than 20 years assisting couples experiencing infertility and trouble conceiving (subfertility). She is incredibly knowledgeable in all aspects of fertility and provides a wide range of services for assisted conception and fertility preservation, including egg freezing, in vitro fertilisation (IVF) and genetic testing. Her expertise has led her to the position of lead clinician and person responsible to the HEFA (Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority).  

As an expert in general gynaecology and women’s health, she also helps people going through menopause and investigates and treats post-coital bleeding, intermenstrual bleeding, menstrual disorders, including menorrhagia, polycystic ovarian syndrome, endometriosis and fibroids.

Amanda Tozer also contributes greatly to scientific medical research. She has presented her research in peer-reviewed journals and presented her work on subfertility in national and international conferences.

Visit Amanda's website here: https://ariafertility.co.uk/team/amanda-tozer/

James Nicopoullos
Clinical Director at The Lister Clinic

James Nicopoullos is highly experienced in all aspects of reproductive medicine. He also specialises in the overall management of gynaecological disorders such as polycystic ovarian syndrome, recurrent miscarriage, premature ovarian failure and menopause that have a reproductive element at their core, as well as leading the clinic’s egg freezing/fertility preservation program.

James Nicopoullos is widely published in peer-reviewed international journals with more than 35 publications on topics such as male fertility, management of viral infections and sub-fertility, low ovarian reserve, ovarian hyper stimulation, premature ovarian failure, effect of progesterone levels and other markers of successful fertility treatments.

He is regularly speaker at national and international conferences, regular contributor of fertility support networks, acts as a reviewer for a number of peer-reviewed journals and is an active member of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology and a committee member of the British Fertility Society.

He continues to combine his clinical commitments with an ongoing research program and as clinical director. He is also a member of the HFEA Licensed Centres Panel.

Visit James' website here:
www.hcahealthcare.co.uk/