Eastern Regional Health Authority
Sharon Mortimer PhD is currently the Scientific Director of the Fertility Laboratory, Eastern Regional Health Authority in St John’s, NL. She became a Clinical Embryologist in 1985 and has served as Laboratory/Scientific Director for a number of Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) clinics in Canada, receiving CFAS Certification as an ART Scientific Director in 2013. She is also a consultant with Oozoa Biomedical and has appointments as an Adjunct Professor in the UBC Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, an Adjunct Senior Lecturer in the School of Women’s and Children’s Health at the University of New South Wales, Australia, and Honorary Lecturer at the Tshwane University of Technology in South Africa.
She is the co-author of Quality and Risk Management in the IVF Laboratory, as well as more than 60 publications and 150 conference presentations. She is an active member of 10 professional societies, was a member of the committees that developed the certification standards for ART Laboratory professionals in Canada, and co-author of a number of international professional consensus guidelines. She currently serves as the Science Section Editor for Reproductive Biomedicine and Society Online, is the incoming Chair-Elect of Alpha Scientists in Reproductive Medicine, and the President of Fertility Matters Canada.
Her research interests are primarily related to spermatology, particularly sperm function and the use of CASA (computer-aided sperm analysis) in ART.