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Reproductive Medicine

The Reproductive Medicine Research Group is based within the School of Women's and Children's Health at UNSW Medicine and also has strong links with the Department of Reproductive Medicine at the Royal Hospital for Women in Sydney and with IVF-Australia Research and Development.

Our research profile is highly translational, with major interests in molecular oocyte biology and oocyte-follicle interaction leading on to clinical studies on embryo implantation and ectopic pregnancy, treatment of infertility and disorders of ovulation such as polycystic ovary syndrome and premature ovarian failure. We are also interested in natural ovarian ageing and the decline in fertility seen with advancing female age. In addition, there are major programmes of research into gynaecological surgery for benign disorders and, in collaboration with Sydney Children's Hospital, into improving methods for fertility preservation for young people with cancer.

Our group comprises a mix of basic and clinical researchers with a major teaching role for clinical and bio-science students at undergraduate and postgraduate level. We run an active Masters and PhD programme and have funding from NHMRC, ARC and charitable sources.

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Current Opportunities:

UNSW Sydney and the Fertility and Research Centre (FRC) will be supporting a student of exceptional research potential to undertake a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) within the field of reproductive medicine.

The aim of the scholarship is to support a postgraduate with an interest in reproductive medicine to develop their career by providing them training and mentorship to build their capacity to undertake competitive original research.

For more information, please visit our scholarships webpage.

    Staff/Team members 
    image - Ledger William Web
    Head of School and Head of Discipline of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
    Ph (02) 9382 6515
    image - Rob Gilchrist
    Professor & NHMRC Senior Research Fellow
    Ph (02) 9385 2562
    image - Michael Costello
    Senior Lecturer
    Ph (02) 9382 6178
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    Senior Lecturer
    Ph (02) 9385 2706
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    Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
    Ph +61 (2) 9385 3682
    image - Angelique Hoolahan
    Postdoctoral Fellow
    Ph (02) 9385 3552
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    Postdoctoral Research Fellow
    Ph 02 9385 3631
    image - Pru Sweeten
    Research Nurse
    Ph 02 9382 6515
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