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Emma Atkinson

Trainee Healthcare Scientist
Emma joined Care Leeds in 2021 as a Reproductive Technologist. She is currently undertaking the National School of Healthcare Science’s Scientist Training Programme, working to becoming a state-registered clinical embryologist.


Emma studied Biomedical Science at Liverpool John Moores University before specialising in Clinical Embryology and Assisted Reproduction Technology at the University of Leeds, achieving a distinction in her Master’s degree. She was awarded a prize for her final project, which focused on epigenetics in the preimplantation embryo.


Upon completion of her Master’s degree, Emma joined Chelsea and Westminster Hospital’s Assisted Conception Unit as a Laboratory Associate. Here, she embarked upon her andrology and embryology training, learning to perform semen analyses, prepare sperm samples for IVF, ICSI and IUI treatments and undertake oocyte retrievals.

Specialities & Credentials

Whilst working at Care Fertility Leeds, Emma attended the Fertility 2023 Conference in Belfast and presented research on whether ICSI is considered necessary in cases of poor sperm morphology.

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