What we do
In its field, the Nuffield Department of Women’s & Reproductive Health (NDWRH) is one of the largest academic departments in the world. NDWRH encompasses multidisciplinary research across the full spectrum of women’s health.
Our work has four overarching themes; Cancer, Global Health, Maternal & Fetal Health and Reproductive Medicine & Genetics. 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 and pregnancy, and growth and development across the first 1000 days of life (from early pregnancy to age 2).
We teach students and provide clinical care for Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust. The department includes The George Institute for Global Health (TGI) whose mission is to increase access to quality health care for millions of people worldwide - with a particular focus on vulnerable women in resource-poor settings. Find out more
We are proud holders of an Athena SWAN Silver Award in recognition of our efforts to introduce organisational and cultural practices that promote gender equality and create a better working environment for both men and women.
Senior Dept Staff
Learn about the genesis and formation of micrometastases in Ovarian Cancer and how they can develop resistance to chemotherapy.
Explore what can happen to mother and infant in the time before and after birth, such as infections, low birthweights and much more.
MATERNAL & FETAL HEALTH
Discover more about health and disease throughout pregnancy and the effects on maternal and fetal outcome in both the short and the long term.
REPRODUCTIVE MEDICINE & GENETICS
Read about infertility, pelvic pain, therapies for mitochondrial disease and improvement of assisted reproductive technologies (ART).
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). Click on the slideshows below for more details on each course.