31-05-12 Rachel Cutting wins Healthcare Scientist of the Year

Rachel Cutting has been awarded Healthcare Scientist of the Year for her work in developing national guidelines for the implementation of elective single embryo transfer.

Rachel, who has worked in assisted conception since 1994, said: “It was a wonderful surprise to be awarded Healthcare Scientist of the Year. It recognises the work of the ‘One at a Time’ project, which promotes patient safety by reducing multiple pregnancies. Whilst I received the award, it reflects the hard work done by many dedicated people who I am fortunate to work alongside and I would like to thank my colleagues for all the support they have given me.”

Rachel has been a key figure on the Multiple Births stakeholder group, championing the embryologist’s role in eSET. In particular, she has pushed to develop effective and consistent embryo grading and cryopreservation policies.

Rachel is the Principal Clinical Embryologist at the Centre for Reproductive Medicine and Fertility, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and has been the Chair of the Association of Clinical Embryologists since 2010.