Women's Health (Research Division)
The Division's research encompasses a wide range of themes spanning conception to the female menopause. Research areas include fertilisation, reproduction, pre-eclampsia and pre-term labour. The Division offers a unique research environment, using a wide range of experimental approaches in molecular, cellular, physiological, biochemical, clinical and translational themes combining science with clinical application.
The Division is also integrated with Womens Health Clinical-Academic Group (CAG) which is part of King's Health Partners - a pioneering global collaboration whose driving purpose is to continually seek and bring about swifter and more effective improvements in health and well-being for our patients in London and people everywhere.
Students work alongside staff researchers, are supervised by two members of academic staff and overseen by a divisional research co-ordinator. Students' progress is monitored closely and reported on every six months. To complement facilities available within research divisions, the School has developed excellent research support facilities on both campuses for photography, molecular biology and electron microscopy, mechanical and electronics workshops.
All students are regularly notified about skills development opportunities through a monthly Postgraduate Research newsletter and are expected to undertake 10 days of training a year. Participation in the Health School's Graduate Showcase Day and Divisional Annual PhD research session is compulsory for all students and provides an opportunity to improve science communication and presentation skills. The division funds a monthly postgraduate forum (run by graduate students) and encourages learning through regular seminars, journal clubs and laboratory meetings. Presentation of students' research work at national and international research conferences is actively encouraged.