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Catherine Charleson

Catherine Charleson

Bachelor of Science (Technology) (Biological Sciences)

Faculty of Science and Engineering

Hearing heart-warming  pregnancy success stories from her patients is the ultimate reward for Catherine Charleson, who works in a Hamilton fertility clinic as a clinical embryologist.

Everyday tasks for Catherine include: working in a lab with oocytes and sperm to create human embryos; interacting and educating patients; and helping women with IVF cycle management.

Following high school at Waikato Diocesan School for Girls in Hamilton, Catherine studied a Bachelor of Science (Technology), majoring in Biological Sciences and specifying in the Biomedical Sciences programme.  The programme included papers in physiology, genetics, anatomy and biochemistry.

A work placement at AgResearch Ruakura as an embryologist and laboratory technician led her to her first full-time position as a clinical embryologist at Fertility Associates in Hamilton. An aspiration to work overseas took her to London, in mid 2011, where she enjoyed a similar position at The London Women's Clinic. Catherine returned to Hamilton in 2013 to a senior clinical embryologist role back at Fertility Associates.

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Work Placements
AgResearch Ruakura


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