Karen, a founder partner of Fertility Genetics, graduated in Biology and Genetics and later gained a Master's degree in Genetic Counselling from Cardiff University, Wales. Karen is one of the UK's first genetic counsellors specialising in fertility and has led the Genetic Services at leading IVF centres in the country.
Karen is specialised in genetic counselling of patients undergoing preimplantation genetic testing for monogenic diseases (PGT-M), structural rearrangements (PGT-SR) and aneuploidy (PGT-A), preconception carrier screening, and has experience in general, prenatal and cancer genetics.
With a background in industry and education, Karen worked at the National Genetics Education and Development Centre (NGEDC) in Birmingham, UK, now called Health Education England (HEE), producing educational materials for healthcare practitioners working in specialized areas of the National Health Service England (NHSE) to help prepare the workforce for the mainstream integration of genetics/genomics into routine clinical practice.
What we think at MyFertility
Karen is one of the most knowledgeable and influential genetic counsellors in the UK. She has helped thousands of patients navigate the complexity of fertility genetics and her experience in the field is one of the major contributing factors to the immense success of Fertility Genetics in a short period of time.