15 October 2020
The department's senior fellow in perinatal health Dr Jane Hirst – who leads global research into gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), preterm birth and stillbirth – has been awarded a Fellowship of the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) Future Leaders.
25 September 2020
The GaPP2 trial - a multi-centre randomised controlled trial of the efficacy of gabapentin for the management of chronic pelvic pain in women, finds the drug is ineffective.
NIHR funds groundbreaking Oxford University research into using AI to predict growth restricted babies
8 September 2020
A number of cutting edge artificial intelligence (AI) technologies will be tested and scaled in the NHS, as the first winners of the AI in Health and Care Award, sharing approximately £50m.
23 July 2020
DPhil student Jossey Agyeman-Duah wins an Nautilus Academic Award from Green Templeton College. The award recognises students who have gone beyond the call of duty to make an outstanding contribution to improving the college environment.
21 July 2020
New Associate Professor and University Lecturer Titles have been awarded by the University of Oxford to key department staff at the Nuffield Department of Women's & Reproductive Health.
6 July 2020
Sterile water injections have been shown to provide effective pain-relief for women with persistent lower back pain in labour. The ICARIS trial, published in The Lancet journal EClinical Medicine was a collaboration between Oxford University Hospitals (OUH) NHS Foundation Trust, the University of Oxford and the University of Queensland, Australia. The research team say that their research proves that water injections are simple, effective and safe, and have no effect on birth outcomes.
23 June 2020
How is the Nuffield Department of Women's & Reproductive Health responding to the COVID-19 pandemic? Our researchers are busy collaborating and working hard to help combat the COVID-19 crises.There is lots to be proud of - various papers, studies, surveys and wonderful gestures of goodwill, including the generous donation of over 11,000 pieces of PPE to Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust from an ex dept member!
28 April 2020
Researchers at the Nuffield Department of Women's & Reproductive Health are seeking funding for a large, international study to evaluate the effects of Covid-19 in pregnancy. The INTERCOVID study will provide women, families, health care providers and policy makers with high-quality evidence regarding the effects of Covid-19 in pregnancy on the health of the mother, fetus and newborn.
7 April 2020
An online fundraising appeal for coronavirus (COVID-19) research at Oxford has raised more than £50,000 from over 200 individuals after launching just two weeks ago. The donations will be deployed immediately, boosting projects ranging from vaccine development to the delivery of new drugs to treat the virus.
11 March 2020
An article on what is a safe child bearing age by Principal Investigator Dr Suzannah Williams and DPhil student Charlotte Walker from the Nuffield Department of Women's & Reproduction Health, was among the most-read pieces of 2018-19 from Oxford academics in the academic journal The Conversation. It had almost a quarter of a million reads shared between the original and its French and Spanish translations.
20 November 2019
A two day virtual conference for researchers with an interest in mitochondria from academia and pharma, held on Thursday 3rd and Friday 4th December 2020.
8 November 2019
DPhil student Neva Kandzija wins an Oxford Sparks competition to have her Placenta research transformed into a two minute animation film for free.
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.
20 August 2019
Twelve outstanding articles have been shortlisted for this year’s Max Perutz Science Writing Award, the MRC’s annual writing competition. The shortlist includes our DPhil student Magda Mareckova (pictured).
25 July 2019
Dr Manu Vatish and Dr Sofia Cerdeira from the Nuffield Department of Women's and Reproductive Health have won a prestigious global award, that recognises teams that collaborate across disciplines and transform healthcare delivery and ultimately patient lives.
14 June 2019
JVCKENWOOD launches joint research with Oxford University and Sysmex R&D Center Europe GmbH to establish a system for predicting the onset of Pre-eclampsia using exosomes.