Catherine Martin

BSc Biomedical Science, MSc Reproductive & Developmental Biology

Trainee Clinical Scientist

Catherine completed her undergraduate degree in Biomedical Science at the University of Sheffield in 2015, training for a further year in all aspects of diagnostic andrology at a private laboratory (The Doctors Laboratory) in London. She graduated in 2017 with distinction from her Masters degree in Reproductive and Developmental Biology at Imperial College London.

In 2017 Catherine gained one of only two positions in England on the first ever Scientist Training Programme to become a Clinical Andrologist. She is currently training to perform all andrology procedures in the fertility laboratory alongside undertaking an additional Masters degree specialising in Andrology (male reproductive health). In 2019 she was elected to the executive committee for the professional body for Andrology, the Association of Biomedical Andrologists. In her role, Catherine is primarily responsible for ensuring that male patients are fully investigated and the findings are implemented individually.

“Male patients in fertility services can often feel left out of the process; I hope that male patients know that there is someone within the clinic who is on their side, specialised in the male side of things. I enjoy that my role is very diverse as there are several routes to access andrology services, including gender reassignment, spinal injury, surgical sperm retrieval, fertility preservation, and donor sperm.”

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