Paths to Parenthub

Speakers

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.

Marilyn Crawshaw

Marilyn Crawshaw

Now an Honorary Fellow at University of York, Marilyn has long standing interests in reproductive health and the outcomes of assisted conception treatments. She has written about and researched into donor conception, surrogacy, cancer-related fertility, adoption and birth registration.

Julianne Boutaleb

Julianne Boutaleb

Julianne is a highly experienced perinatal psychologist, who has worked for over 17 years in the NHS and in private practice with individuals and couples adversely impacted by infertility issues.