Welcome to the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology which is located on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus. We are part of the University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine and have staff located at The Rosie Hospital and Addenbrookes Hospital. The Department is comprised of a very talented and multidisciplinary team of researchers, technicians and clinicians. Our Head of Department is Professor Gordon Smith and our Principal Investigators are Professor Steve Charnock-Jones, Dr Miguel Constancia, Dr Francesco Colucci and Dr Catherine Aiken. Research in our department falls into two broad areas.
The first covers the use of large population databases to identify key predictive features associated with human pregnancy. Research is also focused on perinatal control of maternal and fetal smooth muscle contractility; clinical research interest in predicting pregnancy complications such as intra-uterine growth restriction, preterm labour and perinatal death.
The second uses genomics to identify key regulatory genes involved in the development of blood vessels in all tissues but focusing on those in the endometrium and placenta, in healthy tissue and in ectopic endometrium and cancer. This interdisciplinary work involves complex teams of molecular and cellular biologists, anatomists, mathematicians, bioinformaticians, statisticians and clinician-scientists.
Head of Department
Gordon C S Smith MD PhD DSc FRCOG FMedSci
Professor of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Consultant in Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Green Impact Awards 2018-2019
Awarded Gold for Department and Labs!
Green Impact is the University’s environmental accreditation scheme. It supports and encourages departments and colleges across the University in reducing their environmental impacts.
The Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology is a proud supporter of the Athena Swan initiative, our Clinical School is a Silver Award holder.