Clinical Support

Samantha Knight

Samantha Knight BSc (Hons), DipRCPath
Laboratory Manager

Samantha brings 23 years of experience in embryology to the team at The Fertility & Gynaecology Academy. She obtained her degree, BSc (Hons) in Applied Biology specialising in Medical Biotechnology and Clinical Biochemistry, and is recognised by the Health and Care Professions Council as a state registered Clinical Embryologist.

Samantha began her career in embryology at Guy’s Hospital in 1990 under Professor Michael Chapman, and has since worked as a Senior Embryologist at The Bridge Centre, Chaucer Hospital and Chelsea and Westminster Hospital. Sam has also been the Clinical Lead for a Nuffield fertility centre.

She joined London Fertility Centre in 2006 as a Senior Embryologist before becoming the Lead Embryologist and Scientific Director, where she was responsible for setting up new scientific techniques such as PICSI, IMSI and time lapse imaging. Sam is a licensed ICSI practitioner (1996) and Biopsy practitioner (2012) and leads our dedicated team of embryologists.


Laura Carretero MMedSci, BS
Clinical Embryologist & Embryo Biopsy Practitioner

Laura has recently joined the team as a Clinical Embryologist at The Fertility & Gynaecology Academy. After completing a B.S. in Biology and Biochemistry at the University of Balearic Islands, Laura moved to the UK where she chose to specialise in reproductive sciences and obtained her MMedSci in Assisted Reproduction Technology from the University of Nottingham.

Laura began her career as a Trainee Embryologist in Madrid and spent three years working at the University Hospital Principe de Asturias before returning to the UK.

She joined The Fertility & Gynaecology Academy in 2015 and has already proven herself a valuable member of the clinical team. In 2016 Laura registered as a Clinical Embryologist and in the same year she qualified as an Embryo Biopsy Practitioner. She is responsible for performing embryological procedures, including ICSI.

Clinical Support

Samantha Knight BSc (Hons), DipRCPath
Laboratory Manager

Samantha Knight

Samantha brings 23 years of experience in embryology to the team at The Fertility & Gynaecology Academy. She obtained her degree, BSc (Hons) in Applied Biology specialising in Medical Biotechnology and Clinical Biochemistry, and is recognised by the Health and Care Professions Council as a state registered Clinical Embryologist.

Samantha began her career in embryology at Guy’s Hospital in 1990 under Professor Michael Chapman, and has since worked as a Senior Embryologist at The Bridge Centre, Chaucer Hospital and Chelsea and Westminster Hospital. Sam has also been the Clinical Lead for a Nuffield fertility centre.

She joined London Fertility Centre in 2006 as a Senior Embryologist before becoming the Lead Embryologist and Scientific Director, where she was responsible for setting up new scientific techniques such as PICSI, IMSI and time lapse imaging. Sam is a licensed ICSI practitioner (1996) and Biopsy practitioner (2012) and leads our dedicated team of embryologists.


Laura Carretero MMedSci, BS
Clinical Embryologist & Embryo Biopsy Practitioner

Laura has recently joined the team as a Clinical Embryologist at The Fertility & Gynaecology Academy. After completing a B.S. in Biology and Biochemistry at the University of Balearic Islands, Laura moved to the UK where she chose to specialise in reproductive sciences and obtained her MMedSci in Assisted Reproduction Technology from the University of Nottingham.

Laura began her career as a Trainee Embryologist in Madrid and spent three years working at the University Hospital Principe de Asturias before returning to the UK.

She joined The Fertility & Gynaecology Academy in 2015 and has already proven herself a valuable member of the clinical team. In 2016 Laura registered as a Clinical Embryologist and in the same year she qualified as an Embryo Biopsy Practitioner. She is responsible for performing embryological procedures, including ICSI.