BA(Hons) BMBCh MRCOG
Wellcome Trust Doctoral Training Fellow
- DPhil Student in Biomedical and Clinical Sciences
- Specialty Trainee in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Health Education England Thames Valley
I studied preclinical medicine at Pembroke College, Oxford followed by clinical medicine at New College, Oxford. I undertook an NIHR Academic Foundation Programme in North Central Thames, with a research component at UCL investigating RNA signalling in ovarian carcinogenesis under the supervision of Prof Martin Widschwendter. I spent six months in Malawi in 2015, leading a clinical study investigating Acute Kidney Injury in pregnancy at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital, Blantyre before moving back to Oxford to commence specialist training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. During an NIHR Academic Clinical Fellowship in Oxford I identified novel tRNA species within placental vesicles and was awarded a Wellcome Trust Doctoral Training Fellowship in 2020 to investigate the role of tRNA signalling in preeclampsia.
2020 First Prize, Blair Bell Research Competition, RCOG Annual Academic Meeting
2015 RCOG Eden Travelling Fellowship
In vivo evidence of significant placental growth factor release by normal pregnancy placentas
Cerdeira AS. et al, (2020), Scientific Reports, 10
SARS-CoV-2 infection in very preterm pregnancy: Experiences from two cases
Cooke WR. et al, (2020), European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, 250, 259 - 260
tRNA halves: a striking new discovery in pre-eclampsia
Cooke W. et al, (2020), BJOG-AN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF OBSTETRICS AND GYNAECOLOGY, 127, E54 - E54
Complete laparoscopic removal of retropubic midurethral tape (tension-free vaginal tape) from the obturator nerve: a multidisciplinary approach.
Cooke WR. et al, (2019), Int Urogynecol J, 30, 1985 - 1986
Maternal circulating syncytiotrophoblast-derived extracellular vesicles contain biologically active 5'-tRNA halves.
Cooke WR. et al, (2019), Biochem Biophys Res Commun, 518, 107 - 113