Victoria started her career in the field by achieving a distinction in her MSc in Prenatal Genetics and Fetal Medicine at University College London. She began her Embryology training in 2008 at the London Fertility Centre, where she completed her Association of Clinical Embryologists certificate.
In 2011, she joined the dynamic team at the Centre for Reproductive and Genetic Health (CRGH). She quickly progressed to a senior level, gaining her State Registration with the Health & Care Professions council (HCPC) in 2013, and becoming intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) and biopsy trained.
In 2017, after having two children of her own, Victoria moved to Newlife Fertility Clinic in Epsom, Surrey. In January 2019, Victoria was promoted to Laboratory Manager and Lead Embryologist. Within two months of her promotion, Victoria played a key role in the clinic’s successful inspection with the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA). This gave her a greater insight into the HFEA regulations and their role in educating and protecting patients undergoing fertility treatment.
At Newlife Fertility Clinic, Victoria adapted her role to be able to spend more time speaking with her patients during their treatment and most importantly building a rapport with patients, so gaining their trust. Providing patients with Embryology Consultations prior to their cycles to complement the Doctor’s consultations proved to be invaluable for the guidance and support of the patients. This is however a service that is often not possible in most clinics, as the Embryologist’s time is often taken up with clinical work in the laboratory.
Appreciating the benefit of patient advice and support from an experienced Embryologist led to the launch of All about Embryology.