During this study, Dr Cristina Hickman was the Head of Embryology at Boston Place Clinic where she designed the first IVF clinic in the World around the Time-Lapse technology. She is currently a lecturer at Imperial College London and Scientific Representative of the British Fertility Society.
Dr Cristina Hickman has over 15 years of research and clinical embryology experience. She has developed her research skills as a member of scientific teams in the USA (Florida University), Ireland (Galway University), England (University of Southampton, Imperial College London), Scotland (Scottish Agricultural College, University of Edinburgh, University of Aberdeen, Roslin Institute) and the Caribbean (University of Trinidad and Tobago). After completing her PhD from University of Edinburgh, she completed the Association of Clinical Embryology certification at one of the largest IVF clinics in the UK (Manchester CARE Fertility). She was appointed Scientific Director of Trinidad and Tobago IVF and Fertility Centre before joining Boston Place Clinic, part of The Fertility Partnership (the largest group of IVF clinics in the UK), as Head of Embryology, where she designed the first UK clinic to offer Embryoscope culture to all patients. She has also designed and seen to completion six innovative new IVF laboratories in the Middle East, the Caribbean and the UK as well as consulted with IVF clinics worldwide. She co-authored a paper developing the first algorithm to predict embryo viability and has since been invited to present her research at ESHRE, Alpha, ASRM, ASPIRE, Fertility and other top conferences in the IVF Field.