UCL Division of Surgery and Interventional Science


Novel Research Crowd Funding launched

1 June 2015


UCL 's first research crowd funding program has been launched by division Phd student Georgie Bruinvels. 

Georgie, who won the Manchester Marathon in April set up the project which concerns the effect of the menstrual cycle on the performance of sportswomen at all levels. It's aims are to:

  1. Asses the impact that females feel their menstrual cycle has on training and performance.
  2. Gain an indication of the prevalence of HMB within the exercising population.
  3. Assess in females with HMB how many have iron deficiency or anaemia.
  4. Assess in females with iron deficiency anaemia if treatment with intravenous iron improves quality of life and also exercise performance.
  5. Raise awareness of iron deficiency as a problem in healthy females and to promote further research as well as providing a possible treatment mechanism. 

You can find more about the project, which has already received matched funding from pharmocosmos for an additional £10,000, at the following link: ucl.hubbub.net/p/womenshealthresearch