There are many people involved in your care and treatment and your team is made up of highly trained and qualified IVF and fertility specialists. Here are the profiles of some people you might meet.

You can read our staff stories here.


Mr Subrata Gangooly - Medical Director

Dr Gangooly

Subrata graduated from medical school in 1995 and obtained the MRCOG in 2002 followed by a Master Degree in Medical Education.

His fertility experience was obtained from St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London and continues with his current post as Fertility Specialist at the Broomfield Hospital, Chelmsford. Subrata has specialised in the treatment of couples with subfertility and women with menstrual disorders and general gynaecological conditions.

“As a Consultant Fertility Specialist, I am delighted to be working with such a highly experienced and enthusiastic team, their support provides an excellent platform in which we can quickly and efficiently assess your fertility needs and treat with you with the most appropriate and effective treatment.”

Mr Mohamed Mohamed - Senior Fertility Specialist / Consultant Gynaecologist

Dr Mohamed Mohamed

With almost 20 years’ experience, Dr Mohamed has worked both nationally and internationally to help couples realise their dream of starting a family.

He developed his PhD in endometriosis and infertility at The Royal Free Hospital, before joining Bart’s and the London’s Reproductive unit.

“As a senior fertility specialist and Consultant Gynaecologist, I work across all aspects of fertility treatment and specialise in advanced reproductive age, recurrent implantation failure, reproductive immunology, preimplantation genetic screening, endometriosis, polycystic ovary syndrome and male fertility.”

Miss Seema Bagtharia - Consultant Gynaecologist


A Consultant in Gynaecology and Infertility, Seema offers advice, support and treatment to couples and individuals who need help to start a family.

Her experience allows her to establish the cause of infertility and offer various treatments options to bring the best chance of a successful outcome. Highly regarded within her field, Seema conducts research into infertility, has articles published in medical journals and presents at international conferences.

“Working with Simply Fertility allows me to help treat patients who require IVF and endoscopic surgery.”


Andy Glew - Laboratory Director

Andy Glew

Andy Glew has a passion for embryology. He has been an embryologist since 1987.

His vast experience has earned him both national and international acclaim. He has developed other fertility services on a business and managerial level and is highly thought of in the field.

“It is my goal to make Simply Fertility a centre of excellence, offering a bespoke approach to treatment, with a focus on delivering high success rates and excellent patient satisfaction”

Eleanor Bates - IVF Practitioner (Embryologist)


Eleanor has previous experience working at the Assisted Reproduction and Gynaecology Centre (ARGC) where she was a patient co-ordinator. 

Her dissertation during her Masters Degree was focused on sperm morphology.

“It’s a privilege to assist the embryologists to ensure we give all of our patients the very best chance of success and as positive an experience as possible”.

Hannah Andrews - Embryologist


Hannah has worked in embryology since 2002, gaining considerable experience at several clinics across the South East.

She completed her ACE certificate in 2006 and gained a Master’s Degree in Reproductive Medicine at Kent University.

“I love working in this exciting, innovative field and one which has such a rewarding outcome. I have been lucky enough to work with many highly skilled health professionals and feel honoured to have helped countless people achieve their dreams.”

Customer Care / Client Service

Sarah Walt - Clinic Manager / Embryologist

Sarah Walt

Sarah Walt has over 20 years’ experience in Clinical Embryology and is a state registered clinical scientist. 

She has set up and managed IVF laboratories throughout Essex and spent time assisting the development of a unit in Australia.

“I feel proud to be a co-founder of Simply Fertility. We believe that direct contact with our scientific team will give you the support and advice you need. We offer a unique hand holding service and we will be with you every step of the way”

Sharon Paddon - Fertility Administrator / Finance

Sharon Paddon new

Sharon has worked at Simply Fertility for 12 months.

She mainly deals with the finance side of things but is always on hand to help ensure patients’ needs are met and everything runs smoothly and efficiently. Prior to joining Simply Fertility, Sharon worked at Barclays Bank in various roles before becoming Finance Officer at a primary school for eight years.

“I love it here! It is a great place to work and I love to see the patients come back and visit us with their babies when their journey with us is complete.”

Nicole Sandford - Fertility Administrator

Nicole Sandford

Nicole joined Simply Fertility’s administration team in December 2016.

She has previously worked in other private hospitals but this is her first role within a fertility unit. She is dedicated to providing a first class service to all patients that visit Simply Fertility.

“I feel very privileged to work alongside a great team and will always strive to help our patients wherever possible.”

Ria Webb - Fertility Administrator / Receptionist

Ria Webb

Ria joined the Simply Fertility team in March 2017, shortly before the opening of the new state-of-the-art clinic, and has loved every minute so far!

Having previously worked in a customer service role for seven years, Ria provides all-round administrative support and first class organisational skills.

“I love my job and enjoy working as part of a small team, where everyone looks after one another.  I’m fairly good at recognising a face, and I love getting to know patients and helping them throughout their journey.”

Lucy Seymour - Fertility Administrator / Quality Manager

Lucy Seymour

Lucy has been working as a quality manager in fertility for three years now and recently joined the Simply Fertility team in August 2017.

Lucy’s experience and knowledge allows her to make sure statutory regulations are met, ensuring our patients get the best possible care.

“I feel it is my responsibility to ensure the unit not only complies with all the statutory regulations and protocols, but also strive to deliver the highest standard of quality care to all our patients. By working together as a strong and passionate team I know this is achievable.”


Caroline Mclean - Counsellor


Caroline is an experienced counsellor having been qualified for over 20 years. In the last 11 years a majority of her work has been in the specialist area of fertility, counselling patients before during and after treatment.

Caroline an accredited member of BACP (British association of counselling and psychotherapy) and with BICA (British infertility counselling association). Caroline has worked with a range of issues such as anxiety, bereavement, loss and relationship issues.

“I have been with Simply Fertility since its conception in 2013 and am delighted to be the clinic counsellor. I am very enthusiastic about my work and committed to ensuring that my clients have access to the emotional support they need. At Simply Fertility I know that I am part of a very professional and dedicated team that value all of their patients and staff.”

Nursing team

Annette Bolton - Fertility Nurse Assistant / Ultrasonographer


Annette Bolton is a Fertility Nurse Assistant and Ultrasonographer at Simply Fertility.  She has six years’ experience in this role and gained her fertility ultrasound qualification in 2013.

A committed member of the nursing staff, Annette thrives on being part of a dedicated team where everyone works together to care for and support patients.

“I am very passionate about my job and I feel extremely privileged to be involved with couples undergoing fertility treatment.  It’s extremely rewarding to see the joy of couples becoming parents.”

Baby Thankachan - Fertility Nurse Co ordinator

Baby Thanachan

Baby has more than 20 years of experience as a nurse working in theatre and as a gynaecology nurse specialist.

She joined the nursing team in November 2016, working with patients and supporting them throughout their journey at Simply Fertility.

“My job is extremely rewarding and I am enjoying working with such an experienced team. I am appropriately named Baby for the joy I help to bring in people’s lives.”

Suzanne McDowall - Fertility Nursing Assistant

Suzanne McDowall

Suzanne joined Simply Fertility as part of the nursing team.

Previously, Suzanne worked in other private hospitals where she pre-assessed patients for surgery and throughout their journey in post-operative care. She is now working with patients to make their fertility journey as comfortable and relaxed as possible.

“I am so excited at the new challenges which lay ahead. I am delighted to be joining such a committed nursing team, who are dedicated to providing first class patient care.”


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