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, research support staff, clerical and technical staff, and graduate students (including clinicians) carrying out research towards a higher degree.
The department includes The George Institute for Global Health UK, 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.
Our clinical and laboratory programmes are based in the Women’s Centre, John Radcliffe Hospital; Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine; Winchester House, and the Big Data 8 Institute, and there are collaborations with the School’s Institutes, the University’s Science Departments and with researchers outside Oxford, in both the UK and abroad, especially in low middle income countries. Read more.
Experts for 80 Years
Established in 1937, we have been experts in Women's Health for more than 80 years. See a timeline of our key achievements here.
Our department has thirty two research groups and our work has four overarching themes; Cancer, Global Health, Maternal & Fetal Health and Reproductive Medicine & Genetics.
Learn about our research on nanoparticles in cancer and ovarian cancer. We explore the molecular mechanisms that drive cancer and which targeted therapies can be utilised to improve treatment.
Explore how the George Institute UK and other research groups are working with vulnerable women in resource-poor settings around the world and how they are increasing their access to quality health care.
MATERNAL & FETAL HEALTH
Discover more about health and disease throughout pregnancy and the effects on maternal and fetal outcome. Read more on Fetal Monitoring; INGR1D Study; OSPREA and Pre-eclampsia.
REPRODUCTIVE MEDICINE & GENETICS
Find out about our work on Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART); Endometriosis; Fertility Preservation; Miscarriage; Oocytes and Ovaries; Pain in Women; Rhino Fertility Project and Sperm.
STUDY WITH US
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.
10 October 2019
Research into the early detection of ovarian cancer by the Ahmed group, receives a boost thanks to a gift of £43,000 from the Dianne Oxberry Trust.
24 September 2019
Celebrating a major milestone for one of Europe’s biggest type 1 diabetes research cooperations: The Global Platform for the Prevention of Autoimmune Diabetes (GPPAD) has successfully screened 100,000 newborns across Europe (including over 7500 newborns in the Thames Valley) for an increased genetic risk of developing type 1 diabetes.
HONG E-S. et al, (2019), Urban Planning International
Disparate CKD associated outcomes in South Asians- ethnicity or eGFR?
JHA V., (2019), American Journal of Nephrology
Women and Cardiovascular Disease - Pregnancy, the forgotten risk factor Heart, Lung and Circulation
WOODWARD M., (2019), Heart Lung and Circulation