Professor Joyce Harper

Joyce Harper is Professor of Reproductive Science at the Institute for Women’s Health, University College London. She is head of the Reproductive Science and Society Group and leads the International Women’s Day events at the Institute. She has worked in the fields of fertility, genetics, reproductive health and women’s health for over 30 years.  She is passionate about education and discussion of all aspects of women’s health but especially at three key stages: puberty, the fertile years and the menopause. She regularly appears in the press, on radio and TV. She is the mother of three sons born through IVF. Her latest book – Your Fertile Years – was published in 2021. She is founder of the International Fertility Education Initiative. Joyce is a keen open water swimmer and an ambassador for This Girl Can. In May she will be taking part in the Macmillan Mighty Coastal Hike, walking 26 miles in Norfolk and in 2022 she is walking from Hunstanton to Clacton.