Merrion Fertility Clinic, through our continuing professional development and research programme, is committed to developing the science underpinning assisted reproduction with the overall goal of improving success rates.

A research link exists between Merrion Fertility Clinic, University College Dublin, School of Agriculture, Food Science and Veterinary Medicine, UCD Conway Institute of Bio molecular and Biomedical Research and the Department of Comparative Immunology at Trinity College Dublin. The current research being undertaken through these links looks at the role of the endometrium, the cervix, natural killer cells and other inflammatory markers in women with subfertility.

Merrion Fertility Clinic is committed to best practice in clinical care and is proactive in auditing results and investigations. These are presented at international scientific meetings and published in international peer-reviewed journals.

Staff in MFC are also committed to the training of medical and nursing students, non-consultant hospital doctors, Consultants, GPs and the public. The Clinic regularly organizes teaching events and seminars. The Clinic also runs a clinical fellow program in reproductive medicine and has been recognized by the British Fertility Society as a training centre for:

  • Assisted Conception
  • Management of the Infertile Couple
  • Quality Management of a Fertility Service.
  • Pelvic Ultrasound
  • Embryo Transfer / IUI

Our nurses, scientists and support staff are also actively involved in teaching and research. MFC team members are active members of the Irish Fertility Society, the Irish Clinical Embryologists group, the Senior Infertility Nurses Group, UK, the Sharing Best Practice Nurses Group and the Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.