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Laboratories


Biochemistry

Andrology / Embyology


Scientific Director / Dr Melanie Walls

Qualifications: BBioMedSc, BMedSci (Hons), PhD


Dr Melanie Walls is the Scientific Director of Fertility North, overseeing the day-to-day organisation of the Embryology and Andrology Laboratories. Melanie earned her Doctorate in 2016 from the University of Western Australia’s School of Women’s and Infants Health and has over nine years’ experience as a clinical embryologist and andrologist.


Melanie is a communication committee member of the NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), a co-leader of the RAINE Foundation Hormonal and Reproduction Special Interest Group and an active member of the Australian and New-Zealand Scientists in Reproductive Technology (SIRT), Fertility Society of Australia and New-Zealand (FSA) and the Australian Institute of Medical Scientists (AIMS).


In 2014, Melanie was the recipient of the 2014 European Society for Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) Exchange Award for the best scientific paper presentation at the Asia Pacific Initiative on Reproduction Congress, in conjunction with the Fertility Society of Australia (FSA), and was a finalist in the 2015 and 2016 Western Australian Premier’s Science Awards.


Melanie is passionate about science and has a particular interest in minimally invasive treatment options, oocyte maturation, polycystic ovaries, fertility preservation and time-lapse incubation.