Lead Scientist Fertility Scotland
Joanne Leitch is a Clinical Scientist with extensive experience within the field of Reproductive Science. She is the Scientific Lead for Greater Glasgow and Clyde Assisted Conception Service and is responsible for the delivery of the highest capacity Embryology Service in Scotland. She is also the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) Person Responsible for the service, acting as professional lead and holding legal responsibility for all work and patient treatment within the service. She has participated in a number of subcommittees supporting the development and implementation of fertility guidance and policies within Scotland and the UK and has been an Executive Board member of the Association of Clinical Embryologists.
Joanne has a specialist interest in the professional training and development of Reproductive Scientists and works with NHS Education for Scotland as the consortium training lead for Reproductive Science in Scotland. In this role, she supports the recruitment and placement of NES National Trainees throughout training centres in Scotland and leads the development and implementation of National Training Pathways from Trainee Clinical Scientist to Higher Specialist Scientist. Joanne also works with the National School of Healthcare Science in the development of final assessments for the Scientific Training Pathway and as an OSFA examiner.