There are many people involved in your care and treatment and your team is made up of highly trained and qualified IVF and fertility specialists. Here are the profiles of some people you might meet.


Dr Nick-Raine Fenning - Medical Director


Nick is one of our two Medical Directors and Person Responsible for the Unit at the Burton Fertility Clinic.  He has over 15 years’ experience in looking after patients with subfertility including those undergoing IVF.  He is an active researcher and has published over 100 scientific papers many of which have led to changes in clinical practice and guidance.

Nick is known internationally for his work on ultrasound and has given keynote lectures all around the World.  He is an Executive Member of the British Fertility Society (BFS), the Reproductive Medicine Clinical Study Group (RM-CSG), the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics in Gynaecology (ISUOG), and Wellbeing of Women’s (WoW) Advisory Committee.  He is an Advisor to NICE and the RCOG on fertility and reproductive surgery and is an Advocate of patient and public involvement in research through PREPARE, a patient group he established in 2012.

Nick is an experienced surgeon and operates at the Treatment Centre in Nottingham where he sees NHS and private patients together with his colleague and fellow fertility expert James Hopkission.

Dr James Hopkisson - Medical Director


James is one of our two Medical Directors. He is an RCOG Subspecialist in Reproductive Medicine and Surgery and has been involved with IVF and fertility management since 1993.

He completed his research and training in Oxford before moving to Nottingham to take up his consultant post and lead the NHS Fertility service at QMC.  His research looked at the development of endometriosis and the endometrium and he has extended his interest since to become an experienced laparoscopic (keyhole) surgeon in endometriosis, adhesions and fibroids.

He has authored or co-authored 30 papers and book chapters.  James sat on the RCOG Subspecialty Committee and is the lead for subspecialty training in Reproductive Medicine in Nottingham, the programme for training the next generation of specialist doctors in fertility.

Lyndsey Zujovic - Director of Embryology


Heather Stringer - Director of Operations


Dr Sophie Vogelzang - Clinician


Dr Sonia Asif - Clinician

Dr Shilpa Deb - Clinician

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Nursing team

Michelle Parris-Larkin - Nursing Manager

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Kathryn Cocking - Nurse

Lynne Fogg - Nurse

Claire Farthing

Megan Blair - Nurse

Melanie Saunby - Nurse

Julie Lory - Nurse

Katy Cowen - Nursing Administrator and Egg Donation Coordinator


Sarah Chamberlain - Embryologist

Vicky Bateman - Embryologist

Tracey Davey - Embryologist

Sophie Brearley - Embryologist


Goran Zujovic - Admin Manager


Rhys Plackett - Clinical Administrator

Anna Swain - Receptionist

Christie Stringer - Marketing Assistant

Susan Corner - Clinicial Secretary

Bianca Wright - Clinicial Secretary

Quality Management

Sandrine Oakes - Quality Manager


Diane Startin - Finance Manager


Holly Johnson - Finance Adminstrator



Tracey Webster - ODP

Patience Zudzai - ODP


Alison Cheatle - Counsellor

Hailey McCann - Counsellor


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