EGA Institute for Women's Health


Reproductive Health

The Research Department of Reproductive Health hosts a multidisciplinary team of clinicians and scientists with expertise in a wide range of disorders affecting women's reproductive health.

Our research portfolio spans molecular investigation into the health of oocytes (eggs) and embryos, through clinical research of common gynecological conditions, such as endometriosis and polycystic ovarian syndrome, and rare disorders of sexual development, to public health issues such as pre-conception health and control of sexually transmitted infections.

Research Groups

Reproductive Health

Sexual and Reproductive Health

Our research focuses on the many aspects of sexual and reproductive health care from use of contraception and the prevention of sexually transmitted infections to pregnancy planning and healthcare before and after pregnancy.

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Translational ovarian physiology and pathophysiology

Paul Hardiman leads clinical and laboratory based research programmes in reproductive medicine. He has a major interest in polycystic ovary syndrome, the commonest cause of anovulatory infertility and a major risk factor for type 2 diabetes.

Embryology, IVF and Reproductive Genetics

Reproductive Science and Society Group

Our group is a multi-disciplinary team of basic scientists, social scientists and lawyers working on various aspects of reproductive technologies.

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Preimplantation Genetics

Our research seeks to understand the underlying genetic causes for infertility with the aim of helping couples undergoing assisted reproduction select embryos that are likely to lead to birth of a healthy child.

The UCL/UCH Centre for Human Reproduction

Centre for Human Reproduction

The UCL/UCH Centre for Human Reproduction brings together the expertise of clinicians and researchers working in reproductive health at UCL and UCH. 

Early Placentation Disorders

Early Placentation Disorders

The main objective of our research is to better understand the pathophysiology of placental-related diseases of pregnancy with the aim of improving their diagnosis, management and outcome.

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Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery

The Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (FPMRS) team encompasses specialised care for women suffering from difficult and often embarrassing problems that arise from the pelvic floor, which include prolapse, incontinence, chronic pain, neurological dysfunction, trauma, and female genital mutilation.

Gynaecological Development and Function

Gynaecological Development and Function

Gynaecological development and function is an umbrella group comprising several teams researching into different benign gynaecological conditions. These conditions may be congenital or acquired and can have a significant impact on gynaecological health and reproductive potential.

MFM Research Students

Current Research Students

Explore the list of research students within our Research Department of Reproductive Health and visit their profiles.