Academic Unit of Reproductive & Developmental Medicine

RDMHeaded by Professor Allan Pacey, our research covers a broad spectrum across reproductive and developmental medicine, from the genomic level through to the physiology of human parturition and reproductive endocrinology. We study reproductive failure and infertility treatment as well as specialising in fetal/obstetric imaging.

The University of Sheffield has an outstanding history of research into reproductive and developmental medicine starting back in 1950 with the pioneering work of Charles Scott Russell on the adverse effects of maternal smoking on the incidence of prematurity, birth weight and the incidence of abortion, stillbirth and neonatal death. We have continued this strong tradition, expanding into areas such as infertility, and we opened one of the first sperm banks in 1985, followed shortly after by one of the UK’s first IVF units.

We are located in the Jessop Wing, Royal Hallamshire Hospital. The Unit occupies a suite of rooms and laboratories with excellent facilities for tissue culture, image analysis and a range of molecular biology facilities. We are connected to the main Medical School building, granting access to a number of Core Services such as micro-array technology, DNA sequencing, real-time and flow cytometry.

We offer an MSc in Reproductive and Developmental Medicine. For more information, click here.