Katherine Pleace

Lecturer Practitioner

Faculty:Faculty of Health, Education, Medicine and Social Care

School:School of Nursing and Midwifery

Location: Chelmsford

Areas of Expertise: Nursing and midwifery

Kate is an experienced women’s health nurse with over 15 years’ experience working both for a clinic and independently, with a special interest in fertility and the menopause. Kate is now pursuing her passion for teaching.


Visit the Conceivable Fertility Support website

Research interests

Kate started a PhD at De Montfort University (supervisors: Nicky Hudson and Cathy Herbrand) in January 2022 in women’s lived experience of primary ovarian insufficiency, looking at how women live with the diagnosis and what support they receive on their journey.



  • MSc Reproductive Medicine – University of South Wales
  • PG Dip Reproductive Medicine – University of South Wales
  • Pelvic Ultrasound – British Fertility Society
  • Postgraduate module: Counselling – Nottingham University
  • Postgraduate module: Fertility – University of Greenwich
  • Postgraduate module: Gynaecology – Nottingham University
  • Postgraduate module: Sexual Health – Birmingham City University
  • DipHE Nursing – Birmingham City University

Memberships, editorial boards

  • Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) – Registered Nurse
  • British Menopause Society (BMS) – Member
  • European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) – Member
  • The Primary Care Women's Health Forum (PCHWF) - Member

Recent presentations and conferences

Due to present at Fertility Study Day, July 2022.

Morgan, J., Trigo, A., Davies, K., Pleace, K., Adegbile, Y., 2022. How do fertility patients and potential patients engage and learn using social media? Poster presentation, British Fertility Society Fertility 2022 conference (online).

Media experience

Interviewed on The Fertility Podcast, 2020 and 2021.

Interviewed for Radio 5 Live menopause in the workplace feature, January 2022.