The assisted conception unit was founded in 1994 to provide fertility treatment and assisted conception to our local population. We were based at Queen Mary's Hospital in Roehampton until June 2012 when we moved to refurbished and larger facilities at Kingston Hospital.

We have worked closely with several centres of excellence to develop our "Transport IVF" service and we have grown to become a large provider of this type of IVF and now see patients from many parts of the UK and beyond. We have been working with King's College Hospital in Denmark Hill since April 2015

Medical Staff

Miss Rowena Bevan, MA MD FRCOG

Miss Bevan was appointed as lead clinician in 2001. She is Person Responsible to the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority. She is a consultant gynaecologist  and subspecialist in reproductive medicine and minimal access surgery.

Miss Bevan qualified at Queens' College, Cambridge University and Guy's Hospital, London University. She trained in reproductive medicine and surgery at Hammersmith Hospital and St. Mary's, Paddington.

Mr Emmanuel Kalu, Pg Cert Med Ed, MRCOG

Mr Kalu was appointed to the ACU in 2008 as a consultant gynaecologist and subspecialist in reproductive medicine and minimal access surgery. He has a special interest in assisted conception and the management of endometriosis related infertility.

Mr Kalu trained in reproductive medicine and surgery at The Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and The Lister Fertility Clinic.

Mr Tom Brooker, MRCOG

Mr Brooker is a consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist with a special interest in fertility. His interests include HyCoSy scanning and transgender fertility preservation. He joined the ACU in 2015.   Mr Brooker qualified from St George’s Hospital Medical School in 2004 and undertook a fellowship in IVF at Guy’s Hospital in 2011.

 

Fertility Counsellor

 

Sandra Hewett BA (Hons), FdA, MBACP (Accred), AMBICA

Sandra is an experienced and accredited fertility counsellor. Qualified in 2011, she sees many clients who are going through fertility treatment, in many different circumstances.

She offers Kingston ACU patients counselling from her premises in Bookham, Surrey. Individuals and couples are welcome.  She is both supportive and practical and looks forward to helping patients through the emotional journey of fertility treatment.

Sandra is an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and of the British Infertility Counselling Association (BICA). She is also a member of the Donor Conception Network and a facilitator for its "Talking and Telling workshops".

Nursing Staff

Julie McAvoy  BA (Hons) RGN

Julie is our Senior Nurse and has worked in the department since 2002. She is a member of the British Fertility Society (BFS), having achieved BFS Pelvic Ultrasound Accreditation in 2006.

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Laura MacGreggor  BA (Hons) RGN 

Laura joined the ACU team in 2016 having been a qualified nurse for over 10 years.  She has an interest in women's health and working in theatres, outpatients and ward areas.  Since joining ACU Laura has achieved the BFS Pelvic Ultrasound Accreditation and has developed the advanced skill of HyCoSy scanning.  She is a member of the BFS and SING (Senior Infertility Nurses Group).

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Management

Head of ACU - Nick Pulsford, FIBMS

Nick is a founder member of the department and has worked for the ACU since 1991. He is the Quality Manager and responsible for all matters non clinical. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Biomedical Sciences and is also responsible for the seminal fluid analysis and sperm preparation techniques used in the department.

ACU Managers - Sarah Quinnen & Lucy Knowles