The Nuffield Department of Women’s & Reproductive Health (NDWRH) is one of the largest and most successful academic departments in the world in its field. We have over 160 members including senior academic staff, research support staff, clerical and technical staff, and graduate students (including clinicians) carrying out research towards a higher degree.
The department includes The George Institute for Global Health UK, whose mission is to increase access to quality health care for millions of people worldwide - with a particular focus on vulnerable women in resource-poor settings.
Our clinical and laboratory programmes are based in the Women’s Centre, John Radcliffe Hospital; Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine; Winchester House, and the Big Data 8 Institute, and there are collaborations with the School’s Institutes, the University’s Science Departments and with researchers outside Oxford, in both the UK and abroad, especially in low middle income countries. Read more.
Experts for 80 Years
Established in 1937, we have been experts in Women's Health for more than 80 years. See a timeline of our key achievements here.
Our department has thirty two research groups and our work has four overarching themes; Cancer, Global Health, Maternal & Fetal Health and Reproductive Medicine & Genetics.
Learn about our research on nanoparticles in cancer and ovarian cancer. We explore the molecular mechanisms that drive cancer and which targeted therapies can be utilised to improve treatment.
Explore how the George Institute UK and other research groups are working with vulnerable women in resource-poor settings around the world and how they are increasing their access to quality health care.
MATERNAL & FETAL HEALTH
Discover more about health and disease throughout pregnancy and the effects on maternal and fetal outcome. Read more on Fetal Monitoring; INGR1D Study; OSPREA and Pre-eclampsia.
REPRODUCTIVE MEDICINE & GENETICS
Find out about our work on Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART); Endometriosis; Fertility Preservation; Miscarriage; Oocytes and Ovaries; Pain in Women; Rhino Fertility Project and Sperm.
STUDY WITH US
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). Click on the slideshows below for more details on each course.
20 November 2019
The Nuffield Department of Women's & Reproductive Health invites you to MitOX 2020 on Friday 3rd April 2020 in Oxford. It's our annual meeting packed with short talks and posters on cancer metabolism, neuroscience, diabetes, mitochondrial disorders and general mitochondrial biology.
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.
Association of anthropometry and weight change with risk of dementia and its major subtypes: a meta-analysis consisting 2.8 million adults with 57,294 cases of dementia
WOODWARD M., (2019), Obesity Reviews
Design Choices for Observational Studies of the Effect of Exposure on Disease Incidence
WOODWARD M., (2019), BMJ Open
Stoker ML. et al, (2019), Biochemical Society Transactions