Welcome to the Nuffield Department of Women's & Reproductive Health. Established in 1937, we are one of the largest academic departments in the world in its field and we have been innovating, teaching, pioneering and evolving women's health for over 85 years. Our core purpose is to advance women's and reproductive health through research and teaching, and to improve the quality and delivery of women's healthcare across the globe.
Our worldwide acclaimed research covers four main themes; Reproductive Medicine & Genetics, Maternal & Fetal Health, Cancer and Global Health. We also run a range of clinical trials from women who are not currently pregnant, to those in the first trimester of pregnancy and onward, as well as general women's health studies.
Applications are now open for entry in 2024-25! We offer two postgraduate research programmes: a two year MSc by Research and a three year DPhil. These involve students undertaking independent research in their chosen area under the supervision of two or more experts in the field. In addition we offer a one year taught MSc in Clinical Embryology.
We have over 160 members in our department spread across eight sites in Oxford, consisting of post-graduate students, academic and research staff and professional staff. Our people are our life-blood and we are committed to ensuring they feel valued and nurtured as part of the Women's & Reproductive Health community.
PrecisionLife Licenses University of Oxford Data to Discover Personalised Treatments for Endometriosis Patients
PrecisionLife, a leading techbio company driving precision medicine in complex chronic diseases, announced today a data access agreement with the University of Oxford to license the Oxford Endometriosis Gene (OXEGENE) dataset with the aim to develop new personalised treatments for endometriosis patients.
Adenomyosis: From symptoms to treatment
Adenomyosis can cause irregular, heavy menstrual bleeding, pelvic pain and it can affect fertility. Women with adenomyosis who do become pregnant have an increased risk of miscarriage, pre-term delivery, pre-eclampsia and bleeding after delivery. So what causes adenomyosis, and how is it diagnosed and treated?
New Associate Professor Title
Congratulations to Prof Kevin Coward who was conferred the title of Associate Professor by the University's Medical Sciences Division Board. Head of Department, Prof Krina Zondervan said: "I’m absolutely delighted that Kevin’s directorship of our award-winning MSc in Clinical Embryology, his many contributions to graduate studies within the University, and his success in leading an internationally recognised research group into male factor infertility and nanoparticle delivery systems in IVF, have been recognised".
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