School of Medicine
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Research in the Child Health, Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Research on into the health of women and children during and after pregnancy.

Postgraduate Research Opportunities

Child Health, Obstetrics and Gynaecology Groups
Academic Obstetrics and Gynaecology

To address uncertainties in fertility, reproductive medicine, during pregnancy, ultimately to improve the health of mothers and their infants.

Centre for ADHD and Neurodevelopmental Disorders Across the Lifespan To bring together clinicians, service users and academics with an interest in neurodevelopmental disorders, including attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and Tourette syndrome (TS).
Centre for Forensic and Family Psychology To investigating the causes and consequences of family violence, child maltreatment and serious crime.
Centre of Evidence Based Dermatology Conducts independent research into the treatment and prevention of skin disease that is of direct relevance to patients, clinicians and NHS managers.
Children's Brain Tumour Research Centre To develop new and better methods of treating childhood brain cancer, and improving the quality of life of children who are cured.
Developmental Programming Group Focuses on reproductive research, the fertilisation and pre-implantation of embryos and the impact of paternal diets.
Early Life Research Unit Focused on optimising health in early life as this period of human development has the greatest influence on lifelong health.
Evidence Based Child Health Focused on ensuring that clinical decisions in the field of paediatrics are supported by the best available evidence.
Injury Epidemiology and Prevention Research Specialises in the epidemiology and prevention of injuries in all age groups, including preventing falls in older people, preventing injuries in childhood, measuring the long term impact of injuries and evaluating interventions in primary care and community settings.
Paediatric Medicines To improve knowledge and practice of the safe, rational and effective use of medicines in neonatal and paediatric patients.
Paediatric Neurosciences To pursue and support paediatric neuroscience research activities, both with colleagues in the University of Nottingham, in Nottingham Children’s Hospital at the Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust and beyond.
Paediatric Respiratory Medicine To improve the health of children with respiratory diseases.
Perinatal Epidemiology Concerned with identifying risk factors for adverse outcomes in pregnancy and early life.
Perinatal Trials To evaluate important treatment interventions in pregnancy using the best quality evidence.
Reproductive Imaging To address uncertainties in reproductive medicine and early pregnancy through the use of ultrasound and other imaging modalities and to ultimately improve the wellbeing of women and their chance of livebirth.
Reproductive Physiology To produce new insight into the physiology and pathophysiology of human pregnancy which will translate to improving the future health of mothers and their babies.
Smoking in Pregnancy To reduce smoking rates in pregnancy and to prevent women from returning to smoking after they have had their babies, develop and test effective methods for helping pregnant women to quit smoking and prevent relapse after childbirth, and influence health policies.


Wider Child Health, Pregnancy and Women's Health research

School of Medicine

University of Nottingham
Medical School
Nottingham, NG7 2UH

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