Seminar 2 Presenters

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Jacquie Bay BSc, MEd (Hons), DipTch
Director Liggins Education Network for Science 

Jacquie Bay is an experienced secondary school Biology teacher who, prior to joining the Liggins Institute, was Head of Science at Diocesan School for Girls in Auckland. She has a special interest in the role of student led research in science education, completing her Masters in Science Education in this field in 1999. She is well known for work in the integration of ICT tools in teaching and learning. Experienced in curriculum management and national marking panels, she is currently Chair of the New Zealand Biology Educators’ Association. Jacquie is aware of current issues faced by secondary biology educators and the potential positive impact of effective interaction between the secondary and tertiary science sectors.


Richard Fisher FRCOG, FRNZCOG, CREI

Graduated from Otago, followed by postgraduate training in New Zealand, London, Poole and Oxford in Britain. He returned to New Zealand as a specialist obstetrician and gynaecologist at National Women's Hospital where he joined Freddie Graham practicing IVF. Since co-founding Fertility Associates, Richard has become the foremost spokesperson on infertility issues in the country, and is the first New Zealander to be President of the Fertility Society of Australia (FSA).


Bert Stewart PhD

Group Scientific Director, Fertility Associates

Joined Fertility Associates’ in 1999 and is the group’s Scientific Director. He previously held the equivalent post in one of the UK’s largest IVF units. In the UK he was also appointed as an inspector by the government regulatory body, the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority. Bert started work in fertility treatment in 1988 following a research post in cattle IVF.


Jenny Warrington

Completed at BSc in 1999 and an MSc in Genetic counselling in 2000 and has been working as a Genetic Counsellor since 2002 for the Northern Regional Genetic Service at Auckland Hospital. She has also worked part time as an embryologist for Fertility Associates since 2001.