Welcome to the Nuffield Department of Women's & Reproductive Health. Our multi-disciplinary department has over 80 years experience innovating, teaching, pioneering and evolving women's health. We work across the full spectrum of women’s health and cover 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, pregnancy, growth and development in the first 1000 days of life. Read more
29 April 2021
The world's most comprehensive study of 345,000 people from 48 randomised clinical trials which revealed blood pressure-lowering medication is effective in adults, regardless of starting blood pressure level, is published in The Lancet.
22 April 2021
A study of more than 2,100 pregnant women across 18 countries worldwide has revealed that COVID-19 is associated with a higher risk of severe maternal and newborn complications than previously recognised.
Canoy D. and Rahimi K., (2021), Heart
Ayman G. et al, (2021), Diabetic Medicine
Maternal HIV infection is associated with distinct systemic cytokine profiles throughout pregnancy in South African women.
HEMELAAR J., (2021), Scientific Reports
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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).
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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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