Jean, Laboratory Manager – Scientific Director, Fertility Solutions Sunshine Coast
Jean is Fertility Solutions Laboratory Manager and Scientfic Director for both Sunshine Coast and Bundaberg. Jean has a team of four scientist who work across our two clinics. She has been working in the Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART) industry since 2001, with experience in two of the largest and reputable IVF units within Australia.
Jean completed her Bachelor of Science degree majoring in Genetics at the University of New South Wales prior to starting in the Biochemistry and Andrology department at North Shore Fertility. After three years Jean progressed to the role of embryologist, however was interested in gaining a theoretical knowledge and therefore completed her Masters of Science in Medicine (Reproductive Health and Human Genetics) through the University of Sydney, whilst still working as an embryologist.
In 2005, she presented her findings from her treatise, “Sex Ratios following Blastocyst Culture”, at the Fertility Society of Australia (FSA) conference in Christchurch NZ, where she was awarded Best Scientific Paper by a recent graduate. In 2006, Jean represented the Fertility Society of Australia at the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) conference in Prague, CZ.
In January 2009, Jean started as a Senior Scientist with Genea. Here she gained more valuable experience within a much larger laboratory. Due to her continued desire to educate patients and staff, she soon progressed to the role of Training Manager – Embryology. Within this role Jean was responsible for training new staff and maintaining relevant training documentation.
Jean moved from Sydney to the Sunshine Coast in 2012, when she started with Fertility Solution as the Laboratory Manager. Jean enjoys the challenges that IVF presents, with each patients history and journey requiring a personalised approach of treatment.