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Our women scientists in the news

Find out about the latest achievements of our women scientists.

New Associate Professors at NDS

Clare Verrill and Kokila Lakhoo were awarded the title of Associate Professor in recognition of their distinction in their respective fields and contributions to the research, teaching and administration of the department. Read the full story.

Pathologists feature in videos for 100,000 Genomes Project

Dr Clare Verrill and Dr Lisa Browning have been filmed demonstrating how to sample fresh tumours from prostate and renal cases for whole genome sequencing and the 100,000 Genomes Project. Read the full story.

NDS researcher wins best poster award

At the recent American Transplant Congress meeting, NDS researcher Dr Annemarie Weissenbacher received the Best in Congress Poster Award. Read the full story.

CET members elected to BTS committees

At the recent meeting of the British Transplantation Society, Dr Liset Pengel was appointed as vice-chair of the Standards Committee. Read the full story.

NDS Research Away Day: winners and highlights

DPhil student Christina Turner was awarded Best Poster Presentation at the 2017 NDS Research Away Day. Read the full story.

New training tool features dr clare verrill

A new online training tool being developed by the Genomics Education Programme for scientists processing tumour samples for whole genome sequencing will feature Dr Clare Verrill. Read the full story.

Award win for 'star' research nurse

Research nurse Jo Cook has won an award in recognition of the huge difference she has made to health research. Read the full story.

NDS researcher is first recipient of public engagement award

Dr Emma Morris has been named as the first ever receipient of the annual Neil Mackenzie Public Engagement Award by the Bone Research Society (BRS). Read the full story.

Pioneering research aims to end misery of cancer-induced bone pain

Dr Claire Edwards is leading on a pioneering project which aims to tackle crippling bone pain suffered by thousands of cancer patients. Read the full story.

Human factors: Designing health services for people

Dr Lauren Morgan, a lecturer in the Patient Safety Academy, talks to the Oxford Science Blog about what human factors research can teach medics about improving healthcare. Read the full story.

New senior business manager announced

We are delighted to announce that Dr Jo Snoeck has been appointed as the new Senior Business Manager at Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences, effective from 1 May 2016. Read the full story.

Giant touchscreen helping in the battle against cancer

A giant touchscreen computer for junior doctors and medical students to study tumours in fine detail is the latest weapon in the battle against cancer at Oxford’s John Radcliffe Hospital. Read the full story.

Human factors in practice

Dr Lauren Morgan, a lecturer and researcher in the Quality, Reliability, Safety and Teamwork Unit, has been interviewed by the National Health Executive magazine about the small but growing impact of her profession, human factors, on the NHS. Read the full story.

Making patients safer in surgery

Research by the Quality, Reliability, Safety and Teamwork Unit has brought together two previously competing theories about how best to protect patients in surgery. Lorna Flynn, Human Factors Research Assistant, is the first author of the second paper in the series. Read the full story.

Managing Editor wins Chris Silagy Prize

Mrs Jenny Bellorini, Managing Editor in the Cochrane ENT Disorders Group which is hosted by the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences, has won the 2015 Chris Silagy Prize. Read the full story.

New athena swan champion for nds announced

Associate Professor Claire Edwards has assumed the mantle of Athena SWAN Champion for the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences. Read the full story.

NDS Research away day a success

Siobhan Webb (researcher), Letizia Lo Faro (postdoctoral scientist) and Kate Milward (postgraduate student) were the prize winners at the 2015 Research Away Day. Read the full story.

kathryn wood awarded visiting professorship

Professor Kathryn Wood has been awarded a visiting professorship from the National University Centre for Organ Transplantation at the National University Hospital in Singapore. Read the full story.


Liz Wallin, a DPhil student in the Transplantation Research Immunology Group, is leading an exciting new three-year study on transplant failure. Read the full story.


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