Our Team

Shire IVF offers a full range of Fertility Services, from an initial fertility workup through to IVF cycles. We acknowledge that each person’s individual circumstances are different. Dr Jessup will offer her professional opinion as to the likely best treatment option in each case, but at Shire IVF we also recognise that there may be a range of options to increase your time to conceive. We both encourage and support working through a range of options prior to IVF given the patient or couples preferences regarding the way in which they would ideally like to conceive based on personal time frames, beliefs and financial circumstances. By working together, Shire IV provides quality fertility services to promote successful outcomes in a way that best suites you.

Dr Sonya Jessup

BHB, MBChB, MReprodMed, FRANZCOG – Medical Director

Dr Jessup is a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (FRANZCOG) after completing undergraduate training at the Royal Women’s Hospital in Melbourne. She studied further as a Fellow in Reproductive medicine and Endocrinology for three years before going on to achieve a Masters of Reproductive Medicine (UNSW). Advanced laparoscopic surgery and as well as general gynaecological surgery was a focus of her subspecialty training. She has attended training courses in Harley St, London with the European Society of Cosmetic Gynaecology ESAG and also with the International Cosmetic Gynaecology Conference (ICGC), UAE, Dubai. As a fertility and IVF specialist, Dr Jessup has personally managed thousands of IVF and fertility cycles at both corporate and small IVF Clinics and now sees her Fertility patients through Shire IVF based at Miranda.

The Elsa Clinic also treats women with a carefully considered selection of some of the newest devices and technologies available worldwide to assist women to achieve the same quality of life they enjoyed prior children and after menopause. Dr Jessup considers the initial consultation as mandatory for women to obtain the correct treatment for their specific symptoms or problems. This includes a thorough history, examination, ultrasound scan, infection screening, blood and urine tests. Based on the results of the initial workup, clients are advised whether their individual situation would be best treated medically, surgically or whether they would be well suited to treatment with one of the newer specialised non-surgical options.

Jill Wild

BN, PGCertEd, PGDipPSy

Jill is our fertility nurse and practice manager. Jill graduated as a registered nurse in 2007 then went on to complete her post graduate degree in emergency care nursing, followed by the completion of a post graduate diploma in psychology. Jill believes that the blend of specialities coupled with her own experience, having a young daughter with infertility has given her greater insight into the psychological challenges associated with infertility. Over the last 6 years Jill has worked closely with Dr Jessup in both her gynaecological and fertility specialities and shares the same passion of helping women of all ages, achieve their dreams as well as look and feel the best that they can be.

Melissa Trotter

Melissa is our Elsa Clinic therapist with having recently completed her diploma of beauty therapy she has a strong interest in women’s wellness, being a mum to two young boys, one of which was conceived through IVF, she has a strong understanding of the process from start to finish and the effects on a women’s body, with this knowledge she hopes to help women achieve their goals.

Tania McDonald

Tania is our Elsa Clinic receptionist and has recently joined our team at Miranda. Tania has a background in childcare and is currently working towards her diploma of early childhood education and care. With these skills and the last 6 years of experience she hopes to deliver a caring and nurturing experience to all of Dr Jessup’s patients.

Emma Clark

Emma Clark has been working with the Elsa Clinic since 2018 and assists with digital marketing and administration. Emma is currently studying a Bachelor of Management at UTS and is competent using a multitude of digital software and platforms. Her skills in this area help to deliver personalised and customer-centric media content and graphic designs.