About Emily Koert

Dr. Emily Koert is a Registered Psychologist and has a Ph.D. in Counselling Psychology from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC. She is an Adjunct Professor at the University of British Columbia and conducts research in the field of women’s reproductive health. Emily provides counselling to women or couples who are making fertility related decisions, experiencing infertility related issues and pregnancy loss, considering third party reproduction to expand their families, or grappling with childlessness. Emily has received training and supervision for her clinical work and research in these areas by Dr. Judith Daniluk, a leading clinician and researcher in the field of sexuality and reproductive health, along with other well-respected researchers and clinicians working in the fertility field throughout the world.

Emily was involved in the CIHR/AHRC FAS/FAS-M study with Dr. Judith Daniluk and the development and administration of MyFertilityChoices.com. Emily has published in numerous academic books and journals and presented at international conferences. Emily’s dissertation research focused on examining the experiences of women in their 40s and 50s who always expected they would become mothers, but are faced with remaining childless after delaying childbearing. In 2015-2016, Dr. Koert completed a year-long research position with Professor Jacky Boivin at Cardiff University in Cardiff, UK and continues to collaborate on research with the Cardiff Fertility Studies Research Group. She was selected for a research training fellowship through the European Society of Human Reproduction & Embryology and ReproUnion and conducted research in the Fertility Assessment & Counselling Clinic, Rigshospitalet and the University of Copenhagen in Copenhagen, Denmark. She continues to collaborate on research with the Danish group, with the current focus on the psychosocial impact of pregnancy loss on women and men and their needs for treatment, support and follow-up.