The Department has a comprehensive research, teaching and clinical portfolio. The academic staff have an excellent balance of expertise in basic and clinical research with sub-specialist interests.
Clinical Gynaecology (Lead: Professor Janesh Gupta) includes basic science research into the pathophysiology of abnormal uterine bleeding, causes and treatment of pelvic pain and endometriosis.
There is a major focus on systematic reviews and trials (Lead: Dr Arri Coomarasamy) in several key areas of obstetrics, gynaecology and paediatrics. This group is also badged as the WHO Perinatal Trials Unit.
The area of subfertility and reproductive medicine (Leads: Dr Sarah Connor and Dr Jackson Kirkman-Brown) is underpinned by work investigating causes of subfertility, including male gamete production and differentiation, tubular gamete interaction and oocyte production and differentiation.
There are cross-college collaborations with Biosciences as well as the stem cell group within the College. There is also basic science and clinical research into the causes of recurrent pregnancy loss
There is a major research interest in fetal medicine and development (Lead: Professor Mark Kilby) including fetal endocrinology, steroid hormone action on the fetus and placenta, modulation of the maternal immune system, fetal microchimerism and clinical fetal medicine.