We have a specialist team who are all experienced in the management and delivery of fertility care with local knowledge and experience in the area for over 30 years in Eastbourne, Worthing, Brighton, Sussex and Kent. Our team are very approachable and supportive of patients who are undergoing the stressful burden associated with fertility treatment.

Our team is well versed with the latest advances in fertility treatments and consists of consultants who are experts in the field of reproductive medicine. Their knowledge and dedication has resulted in a high level of performance and success rates over several years.

Contact Us: 01323 410333

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Our Management Team

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Mike Annan

Human Resources Manager

Mike is an experienced manager with over 20 years experience in management, operations and development. His experience covers the finance, retail and the banking sector. Mike is responsible for the management of the team and the operations of the centre, he is passionate about delivering excellent patient services and care.

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Christine Urry

Finance Manager

Christine is an experienced finance professional who has over 10 years of experience in managing and implementing systems, controls, accounting and finance in commercial and NHS organisations.

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Kelly Stephen-Martin

Finance Director

Kelly is an experienced Fellow Chartered Accountant with experience in various sectors including banking, insurance and healthcare. Kelly is responsible for financial governance, reporting and strategy. She is passionate about customer service and delivery.

Sara Fox

Sara Fox

Operations Manager

Sara has over 20 years of management experience in the finance sector. She has managed multiple teams across different processes, systems and products. She is responsible for the management of the Patient Services Team and is a strong believer in ensuring patients receive excellent services and care.

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Sarah Pallet

Group Clinical Lead and HFEA Person Responsible

Sarah qualified as a registered general nurse in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, In the mid-1990s, Sarah helped develop a pioneering nurse-led infertility service on Southend-on-Sea. In 1999 she gained a degree in nursing studies and joined the former Isis Fertility Centre team in the summer of 2001 and was soon promoted to unit manager, then director of the company. Sarah has held office as the HFEA person responsible, CQC registered manager and home office licensee.

Our Clinical Team

Mr David Chui

Senior Fertility Consultant

Mr Chui is a Consultant Gynaecologist with over 26 years experience in treating fertility patients. His subspecialty interests are in Reproductive Medicine including treatments of IVF and other advanced assisted conception therapies. Mr Chui is a senior consultant and person responsible in the centre.

Mr Osama Naji

Consultant Gynaecologist

Mr Osama Naji is a consultant gynaecologist working in central London, his clinical interests include early pregnancy, subfertility, and diagnostic imaging. He cares passionately about evidence-based medicine and is an advocate for the better understanding of the challenges facing reproductive health.

He worked in prestigious central London hospitals including Guy’s and St Thomas’,St Mary’s and the Hammersmith. He is a member of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, and he holds a medical research doctorate from Imperial College London. He published over 30 research papers, presented at many national and international conferences, and won awards for teaching and research.

Dr Sonal Dave

Dr Sonal Dave

Fertility Doctor

Dr Sonal Dave, DGO, MRCOG, MSc

Dr Sonal Dave began her career in Reproductive Medicine with clinical fellowship in fertility at St Georges Hospital in 2009. She received advanced training in assisted conception from St Bartholomew’s Hospital. Dr Dave has extensive experience in reproductive medicine.

Dr Dave is an active member of the British Fertility Society. She has participated in fertility research projects and has published in peer reviewed journals. 

Dr Dave brings a wealth of experience in managing all aspects of subfertility, reproductive health and assisted conception treatment for couples with problems conceiving. She has skills in gynaecological and fertility ultrasound scanning. She is proficient in all aspects of assisted conception and stimulation regimes. 

She remains dedicated to help her patients achieve the best chances of success.

Dr Shital Sawant

Fertility Doctor

Dr Shital Sawant is a Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) with a MD in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, , Member of the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists UK (MRCOG).

Dr Sawant has several years experience from the assisted conception and reproductive unit at The  Homerton University Hospital, NHS trust. She is highly experienced in all aspects of reproductive medicine & endocrinology including management of polycystic ovaries, egg freezing, same sex couples, recurrent implantation failure after IVF treatment, recurrent miscarriage and those with premature ovarian insufficiency.

Dr Sawant is extremely passionate providing tailored treatments to meet the unique and specific needs of patients offering high quality care.

Ms Despina Mavridou

Fertility Consultant

Ms Despina Mavridou is an experienced consultant gynaecologist who works at The Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust and has fertility experience at The Kings Fertility Centre.


Our anaesthetists are a group of senior consultant anaesthetists with a long history of providing anaesthetic services to The Sussex Downs Fertility Centre. They are all experts in delivering safe sedation techniques in this environment, as well as general anaesthesia for all specialities in the hospital setting.

  • Dr Cathryn Mantovani BSc (hons), MBBS, FRCA

  • Dr Philippa Marshall BSc (hons), MBBS, FRCA

  • Dr Tuhin Goswami MBChB, FCARCSI, MA(Ed.)

  • Dr John Dimond MBBS, FFARCSI, FRCA

  • Dr Simon Walton MBBS, FRCA, MA (with distinction), FFICM

  • Mr Andrew Turvey

  • Ms Angela Orunta

Together we are aiming to achieve…

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Excellent success rates for all our patients

Support for all our patients throughout and after their treatment

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A personalised consultant led treatment plan, tailored to each individuals needs