Laboratory Team

Caroline Watkins

Dr Caroline Watkins

Laboratory Director and HFEA Person Responsible

Caroline has more than 15 years’ experience as an embryologist. As the first embryologist in RHG she helped set up the clinic, gain the first HFEA licence, and performed the first egg collection and embryo transfer in 2014.

Before her career in embryology, Caroline completed a BSc in Medical Biochemistry at the University of Sheffield and then gained a PhD in Immunology.

Before joining RHG she trained as an embryologist in a busy NHS IVF unit, where she worked for seven years. She is very knowledgeable in all areas of laboratory maintenance and quality control, but loves that, in her role, she can combine her scientific expertise with hands-on patient care.

Oluwasegun Babatunde


Oluwasegun (Baba) joined RHG in January 2019 and has over 12 years experience as a Clinical Embryologist. Baba’s embryology career began in Nigeria and he completed his training at the CHU Saint Pierre Hospital and then at the Centre for Reproductive Medicine Universitair Ziekenhuis in Brussels.

Ana García Sifre


Ana is on secondment to RHG IVF Life from IVF Spain in Alicante, which she joined in November 2018. She studied at University of Valencia and qualified in 2017. While at the Daresbury clinic she is one of the laboratory team, including doing IVF, ICSI and biopsy procedures. She also works across all departments to help with the integration of RHG fully into the IVF Life Group.