Kelli Sorby Scientific Director
Bachelor of Biomedical Science (University of Melbourne)
Graduate Diploma of Reproductive Science (Monash University)
Master of Clinical Embryology (Monash University)
Graduate Diploma of Genetic Counselling (Charles Sturt University)
Master of Bioethics (Monash University)
Kelli is our Scientific Director at No.1 Fertility and has been with us from the clinic’s very beginning. She is endlessly passionate about the work that we do - pick any topic related to embryology and she will tell you (ad nauseam!) why we have the most incredible job imaginable.
Kelli began her career in Sydney, working with IVF Australia, before eventually returning home to Melbourne where she spent almost 10 years with Monash IVF, covering labs from their largest metropolitan clinic to the smallest of satellites. Her well rounded expertise was further enhanced by several years spent consulting and providing training and education to international IVF laboratories, affording an opportunity to expand beyond the local norms.
Outside of her clinical roles Kelli served 9 years on the Victorian Patient Review Panel, the body responsible for administering various aspects of State ART legislation.
She is a strong advocate for research and ongoing education within clinics, ensuring all scientific staff at No.1 have the opportunity to contribute to research aimed at improving outcomes for our patients. She is an author on multiple peer reviewed journal articles and her current PhD studies focus on identifying non-invasive markers that may help to predict an embryo’s chance of creating a healthy pregnancy.
In addition to presenting her own research at national and international scientific meetings and lecturing to the Master of Clinical embryology students, Kelli has frequently had the opportunity to attend conferences as an invited speaker both at home in Australia and in countries around the world, including Singapore, Korea, Brazil, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia and Taiwan.
Most importantly she is always on the look-out for new and developing technologies and assessing the strength and validity of the science behind them to ensure our patients have access to the most advanced and reliable technology available.