Laboratory Team

Karen Schnauffer

Karen Schnauffer

Laboratory Director
HFEA Person Responsible

We are very pleased to announce the appointment of Karen Schnauffer to our team as Laboratory Director with effect from Thursday 6th September. She will also be taking on the role of HFEA Person Responsible.

Karen is a Consultant Embryologist with a career spanning nearly 25 years. She has a huge amount of experience within the world of IVF, and has been instrumental in setting up four IVF laboratories, and introducing new services and technologies novel in the world of Assisted Conception. She is also responsible for providing training to many junior embryologists from the UK and abroad over the last 20 years.

Karen has previously been responsible for leading the largest embryology team in the UK and was the first person to be appointed as a HFEA Person Responsible over two separate IVF centres. She is frequently approached by colleagues, both nationally and internationally, for advice and support, and has been invited to sit on various expert groups for the HFEA and within the commercial sector. She has been involved in various professional committees over the years and is the membership secretary for the Association of Clinical Embryologists (ACE) and is a member of the ACE Executive committee. Karen is currently the Programme Chair for the annual joint fertility societies meeting (Fertility 2019).

Caroline Watkins – Senior Embryologist
Oluwasegun Babatunde – Embryologist

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