Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences


Fetal physiology and neuroscience

Principal Investigators


Research interests 

The group comprises physiologists and clinicians who have wide ranging biomedical research interests looking at the impact of oxygen deprivation before birth, how it causes injury, and how that injury can be detected, prevented and/or treated. The team’s research projects offer a substantial opportunity for students at all levels and emerging researchers to train in a multidisciplinary biomedical laboratory, to learn applied systems physiology, histology, immunohistochemistry, and molecular biology techniques as well as get experience in applying basic biomedical science clinically.  Laura’s specialist interests are cardiovascular and cerebrovascular physiology and brain development. Her current research focus is on the impact of asphyxia on the very vulnerable preterm fetus.