Embryology team

Dr Lucy Richardson BSc PhD

Laboratory Director

Lucy’s career began with an illustrious First Class degree in Anatomy and Developmental Biology from University College London in 2003, receiving the highest degree mark for that year. She won a BBSRC studentship to study for her PhD in Embryology at The University of Cambridge’s Wellcome Trust/Cancer Research UK Gurdon Institute, where she investigated the origins of embryonic axis formation. One of her discoveries resulted in several scientific papers and presentations at national and international medical conferences. She continued her training at The Bridge Centre in London and at BMI Chelsfield Park Hospital, gaining her HFEA ICSI Licence and ACE Certificate. Lucy is registered with the Health and Care Professionals Council as a Clinical Scientist and has a keen interest in the development of methods to treat male factor infertility.

Lynne Glover MSc

Lynne Glover MSc

Senior Embryologies

Lynne, besides being one of our Laboratory Managers is also our Donor Sperm Co-ordinator. A state registered Clinical Scientist, she gained her MSc in Human Reproductive Biology at Imperial College in London, has the ACE Certificate in Clinical Embryology and since 2005 has held her ICSI Practitioner Licence. She is co-author of a number of respected published embryology papers. Since joining in 2006, Lynne has helped hundreds of patients successfully start families at the Herts & Essex Fertility Centre.


Stephanie Engley BSc

Trainee Embryologist

Stephanie has been part of our embryology team since February 2012. She helps the embryologists with a variety of day-to-day duties in the lab. She joined us from Royal Surrey County Hospital, where she worked as a medical laboratory assistant in histology. She graduated with a First Class Honours degree in Human Biology from Kingston University.