Reproduction is a fundamental feature of all life, essential for the continuation of our species. Reproductive health disorders including infertility, reproductive cancers, premature ovarian failure, polycystic ovarian syndrome, endometriosis, heavy menstrual bleeding, ectopic pregnancy, premature birth and complications of pregnancy including pre-eclampsia impact on the health of individuals and their offspring.
In the Centre for Reproductive Health, we will focus on development of novel strategies for diagnosis and treatment of adult reproductive disorders and interventions that will ensure the future health of the nation by ensuring all babies are born healthy.
“Through interdisciplinary research and research training to understand the integrative tissue biology that confers powers of resilience and repair upon the human reproductive system, and to explore and exploit the wider implications of these mechanisms”.
Translation of research knowledge and training of the next generation of researchers are key goals. We will support a programme of proactive engagement with the public and policy makers
Our studies address three linked questions of crucial importance in reproductive health and with
implications for resilience and repair in other organs:
- What mechanisms deliver the optimal tissue niches for repeated regeneration of
- How do reproductive tissues normally achieve “scarless healing” and what goes wrong
when this fails?
- How is reproductive resilience programmed by developmental effects of steroids?