Welcome to the Nuffield Department of Women's & Reproductive Health. Established in 1937, we are one of the largest and most successful 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 still open for entry in 2023-24! 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.
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. Dr Jen Southcombe & DPhil student Nura Fitnat Topbas Selcuki discuss this complex condition and how diagnosis options are changing and improving in an article in The Conversation.
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Adu-Bredu T. et al, (2023), Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology