Ms Melanie Walls is a senior clinical and research embryologist at the Fertility Specialists of Western Australia, co-ordinating the laboratory aspects of their in vitro maturation (IVM) programme. After completing her undergraduate degree, she began her Doctorate with the University of Western Australia’s School of Women’s and Infants Health. Her research interests and publications include oocyte maturation, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), fertility preservation and time-lapse incubation (embryo morphokinetics). Her primary research area focuses on IVM, including how oocyte and embryo development differ between IVM and traditional in vitro fertilisation, particularly in women diagnosed with PCOS. She is a communication committee member of the NHMRC centre for Research Excellence in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and was a finalist in the 2015 Western Australian Premier’s Science Awards. Her research and commitment to IVM treatment now extends to the field of fertility preservation, particularly in cases of a cancer diagnosis in young patients. Melanie is passionate about bringing awareness to PCOS and teaching new scientists and clinicians in the ART field, about IVM treatment.