Centre for Reproductive Health


The latest news and public engagement updates from the Centre for Reproductive Health.

CRH researcher recipient of RSE Research Award

The Royal Society of Edinburgh has announced that 48 exceptional research projects have been selected at the spring 2024 Research Awards open call.

Pioneering a fertile future; engaging the public

Toby Peach in a dark room with microphone onlooks large purple prjection showing 100 white sperm.  'Level 1 the epedidymis'.
The 'Pioneering a fertile future' public engagement event took place on 21 May 2024 as part of the Edinburgh Fertility Preservation Conference at the EICC, which was organised by researchers at the Centre for Reproductive Health.

Female health and fertility research recognised with Fellowship

Dr Güneş Taylor has been awarded a prestigious Chancellor’s Fellowship with the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine (12 June, 2024).

Academy of Medical Sciences announces new Fellows for 2024

The Academy of Medical Sciences has elected 58 exceptional biomedical and health scientists to its prestigious Fellowship, it has been announced today [Tuesday 21 May].

Red-y to talk; sharing the story of heavy menstrual bleeding

The Maybin lab, at the Centre for Reproductive Health (within IRR), is delighted to share a brand new women’s health resource.

Professor Hilary Critchley new Research Advisory Committee Chair for Wellbeing of Women

Headshot of Professor Hilary Critchley beside the Wellbeing of Woment logo
Wellbeing of Women has appointed CRH PI Professor Hilary Critchley as its new Research Advisory Committee Chair.

Reproductive Health events take place at Edinburgh Science Festival 2024

A researcher engages a table of children in a colourful science puzzle activity.
Edinburgh International Science Festival (EISF) is the first and one of the most respected science festivals in the world, taking place annually in April.

Researchers from the CRH participate in Endometriosis Action Month

Frankie Hearn-Yeates (PhD student) delivers a presentation in a lecture hall.
March was Endometriosis Action Month and members of the Horne/ EXPPECT lab carried out a stellar job of raising awareness of their important endometriosis research and this common yet debilitating women’s health condition.

ITN Business programme and Wellbeing of Women anniversary film features CRH research

Candice McKenzie being interviewed
A crew from ITN Business visited the Centre for Reproductive Health (within IRR) in January 2024 to film our Wellbeing of Women researchers in action as part of a reproductive health focused programme entitled The Future We Deserve.

CRH researchers facilitate outreach activity at Preston Lodge High School

Students and researches engaged with classroom activity
A half day of scientific workshops and Q&A sessions at Preston Lodge High School ran on 06.03.24

Laura Edwards (Maybin lab) wins prestigious PPI award

Laura Edwards PPI Newcomer Award certificate
Many congratulations to Laura Edwards, Clinical Research Nurse in the Maybin lab at the Centre for Reproductive Health, who has won the NHS Research Scotland Patient and Public Involvement Newcomer Award for her contribution to PPI in menstrual research.

Checking womb condition could curb cancer risk

Improved patient care is needed to reduce cancer risk among women with a condition that causes excessive thickening of the womb lining, research shows.

CRH researchers reflect on success at RCOG Annual Meeting

The CRH enjoyed a very strong presence at the RCOG Annual Academic Meeting (which also incorporates the Blair Bell Research Society Competition) in London on 25-26 January, 2024.

The CRH appoints a new Director

Professor Andrew Horne has been appointed as the new Director of the Centre for Reproductive Health (CRH), within the IRR.

Professor Anderson is named Marshall Medallist 2023

Professor Richard Anderson, Co-Director of the Centre for Reproductive Health, has been named the winner of the 2023 Marshall Medal.

IRR South building opened by The Princess Royal

Chancellor of the University of Edinburgh, Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, has opened the Institute for Regeneration and Repair South building (IRR South).

Sky News covers endometriosis research

A team from Sky News visited IRR recently to film lab activity and conduct interviews, focusing on the endometriosis research which takes place in the Centre for Reproductive Health.

Women’s Health focused outreach at Portobello High School

Dr Varsha Jain and the Higher Biology students at Portobello High School
Dr Varsha Jain (Critchley lab) and Ginnie Clark (Communications and Engagement Manager for the CRH) visited Portobello High School on 12.12.23 to run an interactive outreach session with 40 students studying Higher Biology.