Melanie Callister, Clinical Nurse Manager, RGN
Melanie has extensive experience as a Senior Fertility Nurse, with training in all aspects of assisted reproduction, gynaecology and nursing anaesthesia. She qualified in 1994 and worked primarily in emergency surgery and gynaecology for Brighton Healthcare Trust until 2003 when she moved to The Bridge Fertility, Gynaecology and Genetic Centre in London as Day Care Unit Manager. Her role there also involved fertility nursing in the IVF centre. She was appointed to the Agora when it opened in September 2006 and has been the Clinical Nurse Lead for the fertility service and Quality Manager for the Centre.
Victoria Powell, Senior Fertility Nurse, RN
Victoria trained at St Bartholomew’s Hospital London and qualified as a registered nurse in 1996. Her first two years of nursing were spent in women’s health working on general gynaecology and gynaecology oncology wards. It was during this time that her interest in fertility nursing began. Victoria worked at the Lister Fertility Clinic for nine years before joining the Agora in 2007. She says, “Having worked in a very busy London clinic one thing I really enjoy about working in a smaller clinic is you are able to give time to patients and a more individualised approach. Whether the treatment is successful or not, helping patients through their fertility journey is extremely rewarding. No day is ever the same but every day is satisfying and I feel extremely privileged to work as part of such a fantastic team.”