Perth born and bred, Dr Stephen Junk is the Scientific Director of Fertility North, overseeing the day-to-day operation of the Embryology and Andrology Laboratories. Dr Junk is an IVF veteran, having worked and studied in the field since the early 1980s. He has specialised in his field in a number of countries, including the UK, USA, Malaysia, Greece and India. Stephen gained his PhD in in vitro oocyte maturation and specialises in both oocyte development and fertilising capacity of sperm.
Dr Junk has held prominent positions amongst bodies overseeing human reproductive biology, including SIRT (Scientists in Reproductive Technology), RTC (Reproductive Technology Council), RTAC (Reproductive Technology Accreditation Committee), FSA (Fertility Society of Australia) and NHMRC (National Health and Medical Research Council).
When not immersed in his work, Stephen is passionate about good food, good wine and marathon swimming.