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Alison Rastrick

Clinical Embryologist
Alison works at Care Woking as one of the Embryology team.


Alison trained through the NHS Scientist Training Programme (STP), completing a MSc in Clinical Science. The STP is a three-year training programme, which involved an academic aspect at Manchester Metropolitan University and full-time clinical experience at Care Woking.

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My favourite thing about being an embryologist is being able to help our patients understand their treatment and guide them through the process. I hope that I help our patients feel understood and valued. I love working in the laboratory and it still absolutely astounds me how amazing embryo development is. It really is a privilege to be able to do this work.
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Alison Rastrick


Alison studied Biochemistry and graduated from the University of Bath in 2010. After working in the pharmaceutical industry for six years, she followed her heart to embryology and joined the Woking team in 2016. She began the STP in 2018 and became a state-registered Clinical Scientist in 2022.

Membership of Professional Bodies

Member of the Association of Reproductive & Clinical Scientists (ARCS)

Links to published works

All work listed above published as Alison Clargo