Joyce Harper, PhD

Professor of reproductive science, University College London, UK

Joyce Harper, PhD, is a professor of reproductive science at the Institute for Women’s Health, University College London. She has been a leader in the field of fertility, genetics, and reproductive health since 1987. As well as being an established scientist with over 200 scientific publications, Joyce is a passionate educator of the public and students at all levels, from schoolchildren to the PhD level.

She has a BSc in biochemistry from Queen Elizabeth College, University of London, and a PhD in pharmacology from Kings College, University of London. Her career began as a clinical embryologist at the London Fertility Centre with Ian Craft. In 1992, she joined Lord Robert Winston to work on preimplantation genetic diagnosis at the Hammersmith Hospital and became faculty at University College London in 1994.