Grace is a reproductive biologist and nutrition scientist with a background in molecular biology and genetics and extensive experience in reproductive health.
She has spent many years researching biological function in sex and fertility and has a number of research special interests in relation to fertility: in particular metabolic health, the microbiome, mitochondrial function, epigenetics, foetal programming and the optimisation of embryonic development through modifiable factors in the father and mother.
Via a path of interdisciplinary research, Grace has been able to develop both extensive knowledge and a unique approach to addressing fertility issues in men and women.
This research has led to the development of an evidence-based fertility and preconception care programme for both men and women trying to conceive that considers the numerous modifiable factors that impact both male and female fertility, and also the health of the baby born.
The focus is on diagnostic, personalised medicine to assess the many underlying health factors that can contribute to difficulties conceiving. Grace takes a systems biology and preventative medicine approach in relation to maternal-fetal health via therapeutic targets related to cellular ageing and underlying biological dysfunction.
Grace is an accomplished public speaker who has made numerous TV and radio appearances. She works to promote good quality education in sex, relationships and fertility, as well as gender equality and healthy attitudes towards sex and reproduction in young people.
Grace runs a fertility and preconception care clinic at the Nuffield Leeds Hospital. She also runs a free care course at Leeds Fertility that she devised for men and women trying to conceive.