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Executive Committee

Sharon Mortimer

President

Sharon Mortimer PhD graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Biological Sciences from the University of Newcastle, and a PhD from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Sydney, Australia, and completed two years of postdoctoral research in the Department of Animal Science at the University of Sydney.

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Alison Campbell

Member

Alison Campbell studied at Leicester and Nottingham Universities, obtaining a Master’s degree in Assisted Reproduction Technology. She is currently undertaking a PhD at the University of Kent. She has held a senior embryology position with CARE Fertility at its inception in 1997.

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Christophe Blockeel

Member

Christophe Blockeel is Medical Director of the Centre for Reproductive Medicine at University Hospital Brussels in Belgium, and a visiting professor at the University of Zagreb, Croatia, at the School of Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. He was the president of the Belgian Society for Reproductive Medicine from 2017 until 2020.

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David Gardner

Past President

Professor David Gardner did his undergraduate and postgraduate training at the University of York in the UK in the laboratory of Professor Henry Leese. He then spent time as a Fellow at Harvard Medical School with professor John Biggers, before moving to Monash University in the late 1980’s to work with Alan Trounson.

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Dean Morbeck

Member

Dr. Morbeck is the Scientific Director at Fertility Associates New Zealand, Sunfert International Fertility Centre, and an Honorary Lecturer at the University of Auckland. He oversees science in IVF clinics throughout New Zealand and Malaysia that annually perform >4000 fresh cycles.

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Hasan Burjaq

Member

Hasan Burjaq obtained his Bachelor of General Studies with concentration in Biology & Chemistry and his Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology from Xavier University - Cincinnati, OH, USA. He has acquired his Master’s degree in Health Studies: Leadership from Athabasca University –Canada.

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Mina Alikani

General Secretary

Dr. Alikani started her work in the field of human assisted reproduction in 1983 and completed her PhD studies in 2006 through Monash University in Clayton, Australia.She is currently an editor of the Journal, Reproductive Biomedicine Online, and holds positions as laboratory director as well as clinical consultant for laboratories in New York and New Jersey, USA.

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Laura Rienzi

Member

Laura Rienzi studied at Rome and Padua Universities, obtaining a biological’s degree magna cum laude and a Master’s degree in Reproductive Medicine. Since 2020 she is Scientific Director of GeneraLife an International Reproductive Medicine network.

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Stephen Harbottle

Treasurer

Stephens career in reproductive science began as an honours graduate in Applied Biology in 1994 as a Trainee Embryologist post at the University of Bristol under the supervision of Barbara Ray.  In 2002 he joined the team at Newcastle Fertility Centre at Life as Andrology Laboratory Manager and Senior Embryologist.

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Honorary Members

Yona Barak - Jacques Cohen - Brian Dale - Kay Elder - Linda Gregory - Alan Handyside - Yves Menezo - Alan Trounson - Marc Van den Bergh - Steen Willadsen

 

 

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