Dr Sue Avery

Dr Sue Avery was previously a Trustee at the Progress Educational Trust (PET). She was also Director of the Birmingham Women's Fertility Centre based at Birmingham Women's Heathcare Trust, Scientific Director of Bourn Hall Clinic, Chair of the Association of Clinical Embryologists, the first clinical embryologist to serve as a member of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority, and one of the first clinical embryologists to be made a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists. She originally studied Zoology at the University College of North Wales (now Bangor University), and went on to obtain a Postgraduate Diploma in Law from De Montfort University and a PhD from King's College London. Her PhD thesis on sperm physiology and fertilisation was supervised by Professor Sir Robert Edwards, a pioneer of in vitro fertilisation who went on to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. In 2015, Sue gave the inaugural Professor Sir Robert Edwards Memorial Lecture, Standing on the Shoulders of Giants.