The Communications Committee is organised to deliver all the communications requirements of ARCS. This interfaces across our portfolio and includes everything from The Reproductive Scientist, through the content of this website to our Social Media presence.

ARCS Communications Committee

Davina Hulme

Davina Hulme

Chair

Davina is currently a Senior Clinical Embryologist at Jessop Fertility in Sheffield. She has worked in the field of embryology for over 20 years, beginning her clinical training at Hull IVF Unit in 2001; where she completed the ACE Certificate in Clinical Embryology. She has a Masters degree in Anatomy and Cell Biology and is an associate lecturer with the University of Sheffield as part of the MSc course in Reproductive Sciences.

Davina Hulme

Chair

Eleanor Wharf

Eleanor Wharf

Communication Committee Member

Eleanor has worked as a Clinical Embryologist for over 20 years, and was Editor of 'The Embryologist' magazine for ACE since 2001. She continued as Editor of 'The Reproductive Scientist' e-zine when ACE became ARCS in 2020, and became Editor-in-Chief in 2022. Eleanor combines her responsibility as Membership Secretary for ARCS with this role to continually improve ARCS' communications with members and beyond.

Eleanor Wharf

Communication Committee Member

Sylwia Milne

Sylwia Milne

Communication Committee Member

I have been an embryologist for over 20 years and started my career in human embryology in 2006 at ACU Dundee under maiden name (Adamiak). I have PhD in animal embryology and special interest in African wildlife conservation. In 2019 I have joined Aberdeen Centre for Reproductive Medicine, currently in a role of the Deputy Lab manager. In early 2021 I was privileged to join the TRS editorial team.

Sylwia Milne

Communication Committee Member

Meurig Gallagher

Meurig Gallagher

Communication Committee Member

Meurig is an Assistant Professor in the Centre for Human Reproductive Science and Centre for Systems Modelling and Quantitative Biomedicine at the University of Birmingham. He obtained his PhD in Applied Mathematics in 2015, before going on to become an interdisciplinary researcher who integrates mathematical modelling and software with experimental methods to create new diagnostics and treatments for male infertility.

Meurig Gallagher

Communication Committee Member

Emily Roxburgh

Emily Roxburgh

Andrologist

Emily is the Andrology Practitioner at Hull and East Riding Fertility. She has a Masters in Clinical Embryology and Assisted Reproduction Technology and a degree in Medical Sciences from the University of Leeds and is currently working towards Andrology STP equivalence. She has been a member of the Association of Reproductive and Clinical Scientists (ARCs) since her introduction into the field in 2016 during which she has completed 2 logbooks in diagnostic semen evaluation and sperm cryopreservation. Emily plays a key role in ISO15189 inspections; validating equipment, developing SOPs, performing clinical audits and co-ordinating internal and external quality control.

Emily Roxburgh

Andrologist

Lucy Wood

Lucy Wood

Secretary Embryologist

Lucy is a Clinical Embryologist at Jessop Fertility within Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. Since graduating from the 2012 cohort of the STP in Reproductive Science, she has been actively involved in the delivery of the training programme including recruitment and workplace training. Lucy's role as STP Curriculum Review Lead is carried out alongside a team of experts from the field of Reproductive Science. The team includes embryologists from both NHS and private clinics, as well as representatives from the HFEA, ARCS and academia.​

Lucy Wood

Secretary Embryologist

Lowri Underhill

Lowri Underhill

I have worked in the field since 2017 and completed the STP gaining HCPC registration in 2023. I am looking forward to taking on a more active role within the field of fertility. I am keen to learn from my peers within ARCS, improving my skills and knowledge whilst hopefully inspiring the next generation of scientists, especially women.

Lowri Underhill