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Meet the Team

All of our experienced team work within an academic environment with close links to education and research within the University of Nottingham. Our clinical services has success rates amongst the best in the country for artificial insemination using either donor or partner sperm.  


  • Antoine Torre

Antoine is our clinical lead and is a Consultant in Obstetrics and Gynaecology specialising in infertility. He works within NUH as well as providing sessional work with a local IVF unit. He has a number research interests and publications in the field and has particular expertise in the transplantation of ovarian tissue in order to preserve the fertility of patients undergoing chemotherapy.


  • Nikki Cotgreave-Keates


  • Dawn Littlehales

Senior experienced fertility nurses with a background in gynaecology. Both have spent over 15 years working at the unit during they have developed many nurse led services including our outpatients service, treatments as well as Hysterosalpingogram and sonography clinics.

Laboratory Management

  • Matthew Tomlinson

Matt is the Head of Andrology and person responsible for the department. He trained in Sheffield and completed his PhD in male infertility in 1992. He has worked in the NHS since then, settling in Nottingham for the past 14 years. His expertise in andrology has helped to develop the laboratory services which became accredited for the first time in 2006. He has forged strong links with the University of Nottingham, teaching on the MSc in ART and has published over 50 papers and book chapters. 


  • Karen Pooley

Karen is the Senior Andrologist and Quality lead for the fertility service with over 20 years of experience in the NHS fertility service and has completed all available higher-level training in the UK for sperm processing and storage. Karen is the co-ordinator of the NUH sperm donor bank and quality manager for the department.


  • Hayley McCann

Hayley has been with the department for more than 5 years and had considerable experience in dealing with emotional issues as well as the implications of embarking in infertility treatment. Hayley also works for local IVF centres.


  • Alison Haddon

Alison is a highly experienced administrator having worked on labour suite and in the fertility unit for many years. Alison performs a number of essential ‘back office’ functions but also acts as ‘front of house’ for the department and is extremely adept at handling patient or doctor queries and if necessary passing them onto the right person.