We focus on genetic studies, the dissection of molecular, biochemical and cellular mechanisms underlying normal and aberrant reproductive tissue function, clinical studies in women’s health, pregnancy, growth and development in the first 1000 days of life.
The Nuffield Department of Women’s & Reproductive Health (NDWRH) is one of the largest and most successful academic departments in the world in its field. We have over 160 members including senior academic staff, clinicians, research support staff, professional staff and graduate students carrying out research towards a higher degree.
Our clinical and laboratory-based research programmes are based in the Women’s Centre, the Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine (both at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford) and the Institute of Reproductive Sciences (IRS) and the Big Data Institute. There are extensive collaborations with a number of University Science Departments and other research groups in the UK and abroad.
The department's main offices are on level 3 of the Women’s Centre (John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford) which is responsible for the care of over 7,000 pregnant women and over 7,500 new gynaecology patients per year. Read more
Established in 1937, The Nuffield Department of Women's and Reproductive Health has been innovating, teaching, pioneering and evolving women's health for more than 80 years.
See a timeline of our key achievements here.
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We run three world class Postgraduate study programmes: MSc in Clinical Embryology (1 year residential programme) MSc by Research (2 years research degree) and DPhil (3-4 years research degree).
Our research has four overarching themes; Cancer, Global Health, Maternal & Fetal Health and Reproductive Medicine & Genetics, and within these themes, there are thirty two research groups in the department.
Our staff and students regularly do outreach and engagement work to improve the public's understanding of women's health issues.
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