Our Staff

The Baby Scan Studio is owned and run by Cathy Stewart.

Providing a quality scanning service that is parent focused and that is all about the unique bonding to the unborn child, is the aim of  The Baby Scan Studio Director Cathy Stewart who leads our service.

Cathy originally qualified as a Radiographer in 1986 and then qualified in Ultrasound in 1992.

She worked in the NHS as a Sonographer for 5 years until joining GE Healthcare - the Number 1 manufacturer of Ultrasound Equipment globally.

Using her clinical expertise, she worked internationally for several years in product development which involved her in research and testing of new technologies such as 3D and 4D imaging and Contrast media in Ultrasound.

After a short career break to have children,Cathy then worked for several private clinics in London before founding CS Partners Medical - The Baby Scan Studio.

Of recent times ,Cathy has been an invited speaker at BMUS (British Medical Ultrasound Society) meetings , at the Annual scientific conference of BMUS and as a guest lecturer  at Liverpool University.

Jo Bastin- Senior Sonographer/ Midwife - Marlow Clinic

Jo Bastin is a Midwife- Sonographer who initially trained as a Midwife and qualified in 1991. After enjoying midwifery for several  years Jo wanted to extend her practice and experience into Ultrasound and so took up the challenge of a new speciality. She  qualified in Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in 1991 and has since then become Superintendant Sonographer at Wexham Park  Hospital.

 With her background in midwifery, Jo is able to bring great depth of knowledge to the team of Sonographers at The Baby Scan Studio. She enjoys being able to spend time with parents to be to show them their unborn child in a relaxed and unpressured environment which is the aim of The Baby Scan Studio. 

Catherine Shirtcliffe -Senior Sonographer - Colchester Clinic

Catherine qualified as a Radiographer in 1984 after training at the Nottingham School of Radiography where she worked for 4 years and specialised in Paediatric Radiography.

After a career break of 5 years to have her three children, she returned to work as a Radiographer at Hemel Hempstead and St Albans Hospitals. Catherine has always been interested in Ultrasound and took several courses with a view to eventually studying ultrasound.

In 2002 an opportunity came up for her to train as a Sonographer.  This had interested her for several years since having her own children and being on the receiving end of many scans. After successfully gaining a PGDip. in Ultrasound a family move brought her to Colchester and she now works at Colchester General Hospital and thoroughly enjoys her job. She has not looked back to her radiography days and now looks forward to being part of the team at The Baby Scan Studio, giving parents a more relaxed enjoyable scanning experience than time normally allows.

Morag Palmer - Senior Sonographer - Colchester Clinic

Morag is a Midwife Sonographer who qualified as a Midwife in 2001. After enjoying the challenges of Midwifery for 9 years she decided to move into Ultrasound and qualified at Kings College in Obstetric and Gynaecological Ultrasound in 2010.Afetr combining both spheres of practice for 1 year,she moved into full time Ultrtasound practice in 2011. Although she does not practice as a Midwife, she is up-to-date with current practice and maintains her CPD and NMC registration.She is able to bring a midwifery perspective to the scan which she believes can be very comforting to women.                                                                           



Kate Townrow - Senior Sonographer Chelmsford Clinic


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Laura Ward - Receptionist Colchester and Ipswich Clinic

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Beth Lovell - Receptionist Colchester Clinic 

I began working as Receptionist at the Baby Scan Studio, Colchester, in September 2012. Ultrasound was not a new area of work for me, as prior to this I worked as Assistant at the Ultrasound Department at Colchester General Hospital.

I aim to give a warm and friendly welcome to all of our clients,  and to make those who may be feeling a little anxious, feel more at ease.

The Baby Scan Studio offers some amazing bonding experiences with unborn little ones - something I wish I had made use of myself, when I was pregnant. However, I feel it is a privilege to be involved in other people's joy when they see the incredible detail which 4D scans produce.

Melissa McLaggan  Senior Sonographer -Marlow Clinic

Jonny Ruffell - Receptionist Marlow Clinic

Robyn Greene - Administrator

Amanda Whatson - Receptionist Chelmsford and Colchester Clinics