Professor David Gardner

Prof David Gardner

Group Director of ART, Scientific Innovation & Research.

Professor David Gardner is ranked number three in the world for impact in his field and is one of the most highly cited scientists in reproductive medicine. 

Much of David’s research has been successfully translated into clinical procedures, with the majority of human IVF clinics around the world utilising some of the technologies he developed. As the namesake of blastocyst grading, the internationally used 'Gardner scale’, Prof Gardner has made significant contributions to the field of Reproductive Medicine for over three decades, and is well known for his pioneering work on the development and clinical introduction of blastocyst transfer.

David has authored nearly 300 publications, five of which are in the 100 most cited papers in reproductive medicine and biology. His Textbook on Assisted Reproduction, now in its 5th Edition, is the most widely used book in human IVF worldwide.

In May 2017, David was elected as a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science and was the recipient the 2017 Distinguished Researcher Award by the American Society for Reproductive Medicine. He is currently the President of the Alpha (International Society of Scientists in Reproductive Medicine), and leads an active research team working on embryo physiology, new embryo culture systems, the development of embryo biomarkers, and blastocyst-uterine interactions.