Professor Joyce Harper

United Kingdom

Joyce Harper, BSc, PhD is an author, academic, scientist and educator. She is a Professor of Reproductive Science at University College London in the Institute for Women’s Health, where she is Head of the Reproductive Science and Society Group. She is a Director of the Embryology and PGD Academy which delivers an online certificate in clinical embryology, and founder of Global Women Connected and Reproductive Health at Work. She has worked in the fields of fertility, genetics and reproductive science since 1987, written over 230 scientific papers and published three books.

She started her career as an embryologist and then moved into reproductive science and genetics. Now she is researching fertility and reproductive health education, FemTech, IVF add-ons, gamete donation and menopause. Joyce is a passionate educator at all levels, from the public to PhD students. She is invited to numerous international meetings, including key note and plenary lectures. She regularly appears on TV, radio and in the press. She gives talks for companies to understand fertility issues in the workplace, including menopause. In 2022, she is giving free talks in UK schools to discuss fertility education. She is the founder of Reproductive Health at Work, helping companies ensure that the reproductive health needs of their staff are catered for She is co-founder of the UK Fertility Education Initiative ( and the founder of the International Fertility Education Initiative (

Her latest book, Your Fertile Years, What you need to know to make informed choices, has been published by JOHN MURRAY PRESS, SHELDON PRESS and signed copies can be ordered from She is a cold-water swimmer and an ambassador for This Girl Can. Further information –