Our Embryologist team

Our embryologist team are skilled and experienced.

Karen Thompson is our lead embryologist.

Karen graduated with a BSc (hons) in biology from the University of Manchester in 1994 and has been working in the field of Reproductive Medicine since 1995. She has completed several postgraduate courses specialising in Clinical Embryology and is a diplomate of the Royal College of Pathologists. She spent over 8 years working in London before joining the team at Leeds in 2006. She is the Lead Embryologist and Person Responsible to the Human Fertilisation and Licensing Authority for the Clinic. Karen leads a very experienced multidisciplinary team of 17, including scientific and support staff and strives to deliver a high quality service using the latest technologies available in the field.

Karen and the team at Leeds have been very involved locally and nationally with the scientific training program run by the national school of healthcare science and are very proud of the training they deliver, resulting in top quality state registered embryologists, many of whom stay on to contribute to the Leeds team on a permanent basis.