ABOUT Cal Volks

Cal Volks completed her BA Hons and Masters degrees at Rhodes University in 1994 majoring in Psychology.  In 2000 she did an Honours degree in Psychology through the University of South Africa, f  Cal  worked as the Director of the HIV AIDS and Inclusivity Unit at the University of Cape Town for 22 years where she has focused on Strategic Direction, Research, Counselling and Psycho Education around Sexuality; Relationships and Stigma. 


In 2010 Cal completed the British Infertility Counselling Association Course in Infertility Counselling. Cal then completed an internship focusing on infertility counselling with couples and singletons under registered psychologist Andrew Carlyle (with experience in the field) for 2012. 


In 2017 Cal moved to Melbourne, Australia and registered with the Australian and New Zealand Infertility Counselor's Association. She was appointed the Senior Infertility Counsellor at Primary IVF, Melbourne. 


In October 2018, Cal was awarded .a La Trobe university Postgraduate Research Scholarship (LTUPRS) and a La Trobe University Full Fee Research Scholarship (LTUFFRS) at La Trobe University, commencing in 2019




2018  La Trobe University Postgraduate Research Scholarship (LTUPRS) and a La Trobe University Full Fee Research Scholarship (LTUFFRS) 

2016 SASH Research grant from Brown University and the University of Cape Town Public Health Department 

2013    Erasmus Mundus Award

2012    Erasmus Mundus Award

2011    Awarded South African National Research Fund Scholarship (Unable to accept due to full time employment).

2001    Selected for Mellon Foundation sponsored course for women leaders in Higher Education at Wellesley College, Boston.

2000    Awarded two Rotary Foundation Scholarships 



Counselling for and research with people engaged in assisted reproduction


Infertility Counsellor

Cal Volks is an Infertility Counsellor & Researcher, living in Melbourne. She is the founder of ARISE - Assisted Reproduction Information, Support & Education. Cal is currently doing her PhD at LaTrobe University, Melbourne.


Contact details



Primary IVF

5-11 Flintoff Street

Greensborough VIC 3088


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