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Research in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Te Tari Mātai Whakawhānau me ngā āhua Wāhine – Rangahau

The Department has a number of established research projects in progress, funded from a variety of sources.

The main themes are Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Gynaecological Cancer, Endocrine regulation of reproduction, and Reproductive steroids in cardiovascular disease.

Professor John Evans is a full-time research scientist enabling research collaboration between clinical and laboratory science within the specialty.

Christchurch Maternal and Fetal Health Research Group

The research areas of interest are

  1. Database development
  2. Investigation into Preeclampsia
  3. Participation in Multicentre Clinical Trials

Laboratory for Cell and Protein Regulation

The laboratory has projects in these main areas.

  1. Gynaecological cancer
  2. Biomechanical forces and Cell Behaviour
  3. The receptive uterus (the Window of Implantation)
  4. Reproductive Endocrinology

Gynaecological Cancer Research Group

The group is involved in leading local, national and international collaborative research projects in the areas of:

  1. Endometrial cancer
  2. Ovarian cancer
  3. Cervical Cancer
  4. Vulval cancer