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 IVF-Life UK 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 IVF-Life UK 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.