The Obstetrics & Gynaecology group, part of the Institute of Applied Health Sciences, has been at the forefront of research and development in human reproduction.  Sir Dugald Baird established a worldwide reputation for his work on obstetrics, physiology and epidemiology from the 1930’s, and this legacy of research and health improvement continues to this day .

We have made a number of important contributions to the science and practice of obstetrics and gynaecology with an emphasis on fertility, obstetric epidemiology (including maternal mortality and morbidity), prolapse and incontinence and the prevention of cancer in women.

Our commitment to high quality research has led to the establishment of the Aberdeen Fertility Centre a specialist clinical research unit based in the Aberdeen Maternity Hospital. The research programme involves extensive collaboration with other sections in the School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition, other institutions in Aberdeen and in addition international collaborative links with centres in Europe, the US and Australia and the developing world. Obstetrics & Gynaecology was also highly rated in the most recent Research Assessment Exercise. To find out more about research opportunities, visit our staff pages.

The Aberdeen Centre for Women's Health Research was launched in early March. The mission of the Centre is to achieve excellence in women’s health research and you can find more information here.

We provide undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Medical Education Research. Please visit our Teaching page.

The new Baird Family Hospital in Aberdeen, due for completion in 2020 will offer a unique opportunity to crystallise our mission of life course approach with multi-disciplinary collaborative research embedded within a system that delivers innovative education and excellent healthcare in women’s health. To find out more about Sir Dugald Baird, and other historical figures in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, visit our History page.