Genetic Counselling Manager
Alice manages the Genetic Counselling department at Number 1 Fertility. Alice has over 10 years’ experience as a Genetic Counsellor following her Master of Genetic Counselling and has both clinical and research experience. She discovered a passion for reproductive genetic counselling early in her career and worked for 8 years in the pregnancy setting before moving to Number 1 Fertility.
Alice provides empathic and patient centred care for patients at Number 1 Fertility. Alice believes in the importance of informed decision making and enjoys assisting couples to understand complex information about genetic testing and risk in the context of their own unique circumstances.
In her spare time Alice enjoys open water swimming, being outdoors, gardening, and spending time with family and friends.
Dr Chloe Stutterd
Consultant Clinical Geneticist
BHSc BMBS FRACP
Chloe is a Clinical Geneticist who consults for Number 1 Fertility. She is a Consultant Clinical Geneticist at the Victorian Clinical Genetics Service (VCGS) and Austin Hospital, Clinical Trials Investigator at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI) and Lecturer at the University of Melbourne (UoM). She obtained her medical degree from Flinders University and trained in Paediatrics and Clinical Genetics at the Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) and VCGS. After post-graduate training, she completed a three-year clinical and research fellowship in neurogenetics with the MCRI and Department of Neurology, RCH. Chloe is a PhD candidate in the Department of Paediatrics, UoM and recipient of a NHMRC Postgraduate Research Scholarship. Her PhD project is investigating genetic causes for rare neurological disorders.
Associate Genetic Counsellor
Maddie obtained a Bachelor of Science majoring in molecular biology and genetics, and a Bachelor of Arts in psychology before moving from Canada to Melbourne to complete the Master of Genetic Counselling and pursue her career.
From a young age, Maddie held a fascination with reproduction and fertility and is well suited to working in IVF. She has previous experience in neurogenetics research and employment in familial cancer genetics. Maddie feels genetic counselling is an essential area of medicine that recognises the importance of empathy, informed care, information giving, and patient autonomy. Maddie is passionate about providing patient centred care, the model of care valued at Number 1 Fertility. She feels that supporting a person or couple in their fertility journey is a privilege, and her role with Number 1 is a joy in her life.
Maddie enjoys yoga, the beach, and exploring the beautiful suburbs of Melbourne.
Associate Genetic Counsellor
Abbie is an Associate Genetic Counsellor at Number 1 Fertility and has completed a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Genetic Counselling. She has a keen interest in research including bioethics, psychology, and the role of empathy in healthcare. She has experience in cancer, general and prenatal genetics, and finds working in reproductive genetics at Number 1 Fertility especially rewarding.
Abbie is a warm, passionate and empathic genetic counsellor, and is dedicated to the delivery of patient-centred care. She enjoys helping individuals and couples understand the role of genetics and genetic testing in their fertility journey and is driven to empower them to make informed decisions about their fertility treatment and prenatal care.
In her spare time, Abbie enjoys gardening, reading, art and photography (especially of her dogs).