Professor Sheryl Homa PhD ARCS FIBMS
Sheryl Homa is an HCPC registered Clinical Scientist with a special interest in male fertility.
She obtained her degrees in Biochemistry at Imperial College of Science and Technology and the Middlesex Hospital Medical School.
She spent a large part of her career as an academic research scientist in the field of oocyte maturation, funded by the National Institutes of Health in the USA.
For many years she served as Scientific Director of several fertility clinics in the UK working in both the public and private sectors.
During this time, she became aware that male fertility is considerably marginalised and as a result, opened Andrology Solutions in 2007, the first and only HFEA licensed clinic of its kind, dedicated to male infertility.
She has collaborated on many research projects and is the author of numerous scientific articles, abstracts and book chapters in the fertility field. Her studies include investigating calcium signalling in sperm and more recently, the role of oxidative stress and infection on sperm quality.
Sheryl has been responsible for introducing and CE marking novel state of the art testing for male infertility, including a chemiluminescence assay for measuring seminal reactive oxygen species.
Currently Sheryl is honorary Professor in Biosciences at University of Kent and consultant clinical lead for Andrology at The Doctors Laboratory.
Nadia Standing MSc
Nadia Standing graduated from the University of Kent in 2011 with a 2;1 BSc degree in Forensic Biology. After graduating she then continued further study at Kent and completed a Masters in Reproductive Medicine. As part of her Masters Dissertation, she researched the effects of zinc levels on semen parameters. Nadia joined Andrology Solutions soon after completing her masters in August 2013 and is currently working full time as Laboratory Manager at the Clinic.
Anna Vassiliou MSc
Anna Vassiliou graduated from the University of Kent in 2015 with a First Class Honours degree in Biology and completed a Masters in Reproductive Medicine. After graduating she discovered an interest in male infertility. As part of Anna’s dissertation, she worked on the validation of an electrochemical assay to measure oxidative stress levels in semen. Anna joined Andrology Solutions in September 2017 and is now our Senior Andrologist and sperm donor programme coordinator.
Rachel Mackie MSc
Rachel Mackie graduated from the University of Glasgow with an Honours degree in Anatomy. Her interest in reproductive medicine led her to undertake a Masters in Human Clinical Embryology & Assisted Conception at the University of Dundee, where she achieved a distinction. During Rachel’s time studying and training in the university laboratory, she developed a keen interest in male fertility. She also completed a research project investigating mitophagy in the testes of mice. Rachel joined Andrology Solutions in December 2022, as a full-time Andrologist.
Jacqui Feld MSc MBACP (Snr Accred) AMBICA (Accred)
Jacqui Feld originally trained as a Social Worker working in adoption, mental health and childcare.
She then qualified as a Counsellor working in oncology and palliative care before joining Professor Lord Robert Winston’s IVF Unit at the Hammersmith Hospital in 1991 where she worked for 18 years as an infertility counsellor.
Jacqui established a private practice in 2003. She has lectured and run workshops for the NHS, Voluntary Sector and British Infertility Counselling Association (BICA) on issues of loss and bereavement and on the psychological aspects of infertility.
Jacqui has published on the subject of the emotional impact of infertility and co-authored a research project at the Royal Free Hospital London, where she worked as a counsellor on a study looking at the efficacy of counselling.
For 20 years Jacqui has run and facilitated supervision groups for Hospice doctors and doctors in Palliative Care Units.
Since April 2017, she has run a reflective practice group for junior doctors at St Bartholomew’s Hospital London.
In addition, Jacqui has mentored counsellors for British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and BICA accreditation.
Paddy Ford MSc, MRSC, MQA
Paddy is a Quality Assurance consultant working within the fields of laboratory medicine and clinical trials.
He has over 30 years experience of implementing and maintaining quality systems to regulatory bodies requirements which now include the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) and the Medicines Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).
Paddy also provides solutions for customers requiring accreditation to quality standards under the auspices of Clinical Pathology Accreditation UK Limited (CPA) and the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS).
Mark Brestelli BA
Mark has been with Andrology Solutions for 12 years supporting the Andrology Solutions team as a customer service manager and business manager.
Mark has a BA degree in Political Science earned in the USA. Mark’s background is in the business world where he worked in Telecoms in the USA and moved to the UK in 1991 where he continued to work in Telecoms, IT and the Cable-TV industry.
He has worked independently for many years as a consultant in business development.