Experience & Qualifications
Steve’s interest in fertility treatment began in the 1980s while he was studying embryology during his medical training at Queensland University. At the time, Australia’s first IVF baby, Candice Reed, had just been born and the incredible scientific achievement left an impression that would ultimately shape his future life direction.
Ten years later, at the beginning of his specialist training in gynaecology in Adelaide, Steve met and worked with fertility treatment pioneer Professor John Kerin, who provided further inspiration. Then, in 1998, as a Reproductive Medicine Fellow in Adelaide, he was the lead in a group which won the Fertility Society of Australia’s Clinicians’ Prize with their work on surgical sperm techniques. He travelled to the UK shortly after as the visiting speaker to the British Fertility Society to talk about their work.
Steve holds a Master of Reproductive Health Science and Human Genetics from the University of Sydney, a Master of Public Health from the University of Queensland and a Doctorate (in the management of stillbirth) from the University of New South Wales. He is currently completing a PhD through James Cook University.