Dr Paula Almeida - Laboratory Director and Consultant Embryologist

Chelsea and Westminster

E: paula.almeida@nhs.net
T: 0203 315 8927

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Paula Almeida

Laboratory Director and Consultant Embryologist at The Fertility Centre

BSc, PhD, DipRCPath


Dr Paula Almeida is the Laboratory Director and Consultant Embryologist at The Fertility Centre (TFC), a post which she took up in 2000. She has been working in the field of infertility for over 25 years. She has a PhD in “Cytogenetic studies in human eggs and embryos” from King’s College Hospital London and has published in this field. She is a Diplomate of the Royal College of Pathologists (DipRCPath), and a National Assessor for the Association of Clinical Scientists (ACS). Previous to this she was a member of the Association of Clinical Embryologist (ACE) Training Committee and responsible for running ACE Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Embryology.

Professional expertise

  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Fertility treatment
  • In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF)

Other contributions

Paula is also TFC’s Quality Manager; in this role she is responsible for ensuring that a high quality of service is provided through regular audits and surveys. She is also the Unit’s HFEA Person Responsible (governing body); in this role she has ultimate responsibility for ensuring that all licensed activities are conducted with proper regard for the regulatory framework that governs treatment and research involving gametes or embryos.

Professional memberships

  • Association of Reproductive & Clinical Scientists
  • The British Fertility Society
  • European Society of Human Reproduction & Embryology
  • Progress Educational Trust

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