Personal profile


Penny completed her MBBS Degree in 1987, graduating from the Shanghai Second Medical University and practised medicine in China before moved to Australia. In 2005 Penny also completed her Master of Clinical Embryology at Monash University. 

Since joined the department of Education Programme in Reproductive and Development (EPRD) in 2008, Penny has been working as a Practical units Coordinator which involves teaching and running the Master of clinical Embryology laboratories and two practical unit coordination. Penny developed a pair learning program of ICSI training.

Penny is one of the core members in the management, teaching and research of the Masters of Clinical Embryology as well as in associated local and International workshops.

As an education focused academic staff, Penny also has supervised many research projects for Master of Clinical Embryology, and support and joined researches with Hudson Institution and Monash School of Clinical Science as well as external researches.

With her multi skills of management, Penny manages EPRD administrations include Admissions and enrolment through Callista and UniCRM, as well as Moodle, Echo360.  She is the first contact for all students’ administrative matters in department of EPRD.

Penny has twice received the Quiet Achiever Award from the Monash School of Clinical Science in 2009 and 2013

Education/Academic qualification

Embryology, Master of Clinical Embryology, MONASH UNIVERSITY

28 Feb 20059 Dec 2005

Award Date: 18 May 2006

Medicine, MBBS, Shanghai Second Medical University

1 Sept 198130 Jul 1987

Award Date: 30 Jul 1987

Research area keywords

  • Assistant Reproductive Technology
  • Embryology
  • oocytes/embryo Vitrification
  • Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI)
  • Embryo Biopsy
  • Cryopreservation
  • in vitro fertilisation (IVF)
  • oocytes
  • Andrology
  • Mouse embryo transfer
  • Embryo culture
  • In vitro maturation (IVM)