Paths to Parenthub

Speakers

Sarah Pallett

Sarah Pallett

Egg Donation & Clinical Relations Lead - Sarah is responsible for leading the services offered by the Altrui & Apricity teams, alongside liaising with their partner clinics. She has 30 years of experience in medical nursing, community nursing and gynaecology, and is a passionate advocate on how egg donation changes lives.

Mel Johnson

Mel Johnson

Mel is a solo mum (single mother by choice) to her 3 year old daughter. She's an experienced coach with 15 years of personal development and leadership coaching, skills which she now uses to work with single women who want to ensure that they don’t miss out on motherhood because of their relationship status.

Susan Golombok

Susan Golombok

Susan Golombok PhD FBA is Professor of Family Research and Director of the Centre for Family Research at the University of Cambridge. She has pioneered research on lesbian mother families, gay father families, families with transgender parents, families formed by single mothers by choice, and families created by assisted reproductive technologies including in vitro fertilisation (IVF), donor insemination, egg donation and surrogacy.

Vince Londini

Vince Londini

Vince is Dad to three sperm-donor conceived children ages 15, 13, and 10. Vince is regularly quoted in the media on his experiences as an infertile man, with support groups for infertility, and with donor conception. Vince serves as Chair of Donor Conception Canada.

Danny Ruddock

Danny Ruddock

Danny discovered he was infertile about 30 years ago and, through many ups and downs, he now has 2 boys aged 16 & 18 through donated sperm. He works mainly as an actor, but he also facilitates for the Donor Conception Network.

Julie Marie

Julie Marie

Julie Marie is the author of the Happy Together Children’s Book Series, a collection of six heartwarming books to help introduce young children to the family building concepts of egg donation, embryo donation, sperm donation and IVF.

Debbie Kennett

Debbie Kennett

Debbie is a well known author and speaker and an internationally recognised expert on genetic genealogy. She is an Honorary Research Associate in the Department of Genetics, Evolution and Environment at University College London.

Dr Helen O’Neill

Dr Helen O’Neill

Dr Helen O’Neill is a lecturer in Reproductive and Molecular Genetics and Director for the MSc in Reproductive Science and Women’s Health at the Institute for Women’s Health, University College London (UCL).

Angela Pericleous-Smith

Angela Pericleous-Smith

Angela is Chair of the British Infertility Counselling Association (BICA) and has practised as a specialist fertility counsellor for almost 20 years. Angela offers support, therapeutic and implications counselling to couples and individuals exploring their fertility and considering assisted conception or fertility preservation.

Gerry McCluskey

Gerry McCluskey

Working for Family Routes, a voluntary social work agency, Gerry McCluskey has a particular interest in the broad range of different ways in which families are formed, the issues of belonging, connection, identity, loss and fulfilment which relate to the pursuit of family life whatever its form.

Caroline Spencer

Caroline Spencer

Caroline Spencer, is a fertility counsellor and cognitive behavioural psychotherapist working in one of the major London fertility clinics as well as in private practice. She has worked extensively with single women, same-sex and heterosexual couples before, during and after treatment.

Professor Nicky Hudson

Professor Nicky Hudson

Nicky is a medical sociologist. Her work is about people’s experiences of their reproductive health and the medical and health care systems that they encounter. She has been researching reproduction for 20 years, and leads the Centre for Reproduction Research at De Montfort University in Leicester.