Thank you to our team of experts who have contributed to the Ready Set Baby program.
Professor Luk Rombauts – Monash IVF Group Medical Director
Professor Rombauts treats all causes of male and female infertility in a holistic way. Luk is the Vice-President of the Fertility Society of Australia and serves as a board member with the World Endometriosis Research Foundation and the World Endometriosis Society for which he is the editor of the society’s eJournal. He is a member of the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Fertility Society of Australia and the RANZCOG Research Foundation.
Dr Anju Agrawal – Fertility Specialist, Gynaecologist & Obstetrician
Dr Anju Agarwal is an Obstetrician, Gynaecologist and Infertility Specialist with over 15 years of experience both overseas and in Australia. Anju is open-minded and renowned for her excellent rapport with patients. She is honest, caring, warm and friendly, believing in using evidence-based, effective and least-invasive treatment options available when managing her patients.
Prof Beverley Vollenhoven – Fertility Specialist & Gynaecologist
Professor Beverley Vollenhoven has been a clinician with Monash IVF since 1996. She has a sub-specialty qualification in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (CREI) with her areas of clinical interest being infertility, polycystic ovarian syndrome, eating disorders, paediatric and adolescent gynaecology and menopause. She is currently an examiner for both the specialist and sub specialist exams, a senior examiner for the Australian Medical Council and is a Board Member of the Fertility Society of Australia (FSA).
Suellen Peak – The ART Space
Suellen is the founder and director of The ART Space. A Masters Qualified Positive Psychology Practitioner and accredited mental health social worker, she has 19 years of experience in case management and counselling with individuals and couples. She has worked in public and private health care settings to support people to navigate the challenges associated with chronic illness, infertility, and mental illness. Suellen specializes in blending the disciplines of coaching and counselling to activate change and to help people explore new and innovative ways to explore challenges. Suellen uses a range of therapeutic principles including CBT, ACT, and positive psychology interventions.
Emma Honey – Personal Trainer
Emma Honey is a personal trainer with The Fertility Pod. Having worked with hundreds or different people each with different requirements, Emma also studied yoga teaching and massage therapy to offer her clients a unique approach to fitness.
Dr Joseph Jabbour – Fertility Specialist, Gynaecologist & Obstetrician
Dr Joseph Jabbour is a specialist Obstetrician, Gynaecologist and Fertility Specialist situated in Sunnybank (Brisbane Southside). Joseph is passionate about providing a holistic approach to fertility care for his patients and making sure they are looked after from pre-conception right through to birth. He also speaks fluent French and Arabic.
Dr Julie Vecera – Doctor of Chinese Medicine and Nutritionist
Dr Julie Vecera is one of Australia’s leading practitioners in women’s health and fertility and has presented widely on the topic of fertility acupuncture and women’s health through webinars and seminars over the past decade. Julie is a Dr of Chinese Medicine and is a certified Nutritionist practicing out of The Fertility Pod. She also founded the Fertility Lifestyle Program which is a result of years helping couples across the world with infertility issues.
Dr Justin Tucker – Fertility Specialist, Gynaecologist & Obstetrician
Dr Justin Tucker is a Gynaecologist, Obstetrician and Fertility Specialist consulting in and around Sydney. Dedicated to his work, Justin is proud to offer his patients contemporary, evidence based knowledge and clinical experience. With an understanding that the wold of women’s health and fertility has the potential to be overwhelming and confusing, Justin is determined to care for his patients in a mindful and inclusive way.
Rita Alesi – Monash IVF Counselling Services Manager
Rita Alesi has been the Counselling Services Manager with Monash IVF for over 25 years. With a Master’s Degree in Psychology and a Diploma of Business Management, Rita cares for and works with fertility patients every day.