Centre for Human Reproductive Science



We try to improve how clinicians judge sperm. Can we get a better understanding of fertility and miscarriage by look at how well a sperm swims or the quality of the DNA each sperm carries.


We examine how the lifestyle choices can be changed in to improve sperm quality and how novel methods for clinicians to pick the very best sperm from each sample.


We have helped devise new procedures and devices to improve patient’s journey through assisted reproduction.

Look up terminology and treatment advice in ourĀ REPROPEDIA DICTONARY



Our work on Flagellar Analysis and Sperm TrackingĀ (FAST) is now published in Human Reproduction.

Sperm-induced signalling events in the female tract

We know almost nothing of the biology occurring as sperm traverse the female tract, but intriguing new evidence suggests that sperm may activate signalling responses in cells of the female tract and play a key role in preparation for embryo implantation. It may even...

Big congratulations to one of our Maths PhD students @CaraVNeal who had her paper accepted in @PhysRevFluids today (along with @atticushm). Doing more with less: the flagellar end piece enhances the propulsive effectiveness of human spermatozoa https://t.co/d2JSJADMHO

Rima Dhillon-Smith @RimaDSmith continues to support pregnant women @BWC_NHS with the safe delivery of babies during the #covid19 pandemic. In her #WeAreIMSR story, Rima also talks about her research interests in the thyroid gland & its links to fertility. #SupportResearch

Load More...

Thanks for the support