Prof Cathy Allen is a Consultant Obstetrician Gynaecologist at Merrion Fertility Clinic, the National Maternity and St Michael’s Hospital Dun Laoghaire, and is UCD Clinical Professor in Women & Children’ Health. She is an honours medical graduate of RCSI 1995 and underwent Specialist Training in Ireland with further advanced training in IVF at Oxford’s John Radcliffe Hospital. She is a Fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists and Royal College of Physicians of Ireland. She is a member of British and European Fertility Societies, and the executive council of the Institute of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists. Prof Allen has a special interest in pregnancies and outcomes after Assisted Reproductive Technology. She has authored several fertility-related papers and presented at national and international conferences. She provides specialist care in male factor infertility, recurring pregnancy loss and post-reproductive health, and provides a reproductive surgery service in these areas as needed.