Catherine Martin

BSc Biomedical Science, MSc Reproductive & Developmental Biology

Quality Manager, Registered Clinical Scientist (Andrology)

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 completed this 3 year training programme in 2020, graduating with distinction from an additional Masters degree specialising in Andrology (male reproductive health), to become one of the first ever Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registered Clinical Scientists in Andrology.

In 2019 she was elected to the executive committee for the professional body for Andrology, the Association of Biomedical Andrologists (ABA); soon after the ABA merged with other professional bodies to form the Association of Reproductive and Clinical Scientists (ARCS), for which she currently sits on the Andrology Special Interest Group.

Catherine has a joint role as Clinical Scientist (Andrology) and Quality Manager; she is responsible for ensuring that male patients are fully investigated and the findings are implemented individually, and for ensuring that the clinic continues to operate at a high standard to meet the expectations of patients, staff, and regulatory bodies.

“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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