Dr Sarah Arrowsmith BSc Hons, MRes, PhD

Postdoctoral Research Associate Women's & Children's Health


Personal Statement

I am a physiologist with particular research interests in:
o The physiology of parturition and uterine contraction
o Signalling by the neuropeptides, oxytocin and vasopressin, in the uterus
o Development of tocolytic therapies for use in preterm birth
o Twin pregnancy and preterm birth

The current lack of effective treatments for uterine dysfunction such as preterm labour and labour dystocia (prolonged labour) has amplified the search for more promising therapeutic targets and treatment strategies for controlling uterine contractions in labour. I ultimately aim to learn more about the physiology of the uterus and the regulation of its contraction and to be able to translate findings into patient benefit. Read more here

Prizes or Honours

  • Best Poster (UK Preterm Birth Clinical Network Meeting, 2019)
  • Pfizer Prize (The Physiological Society, 2010)
  • Best New Investigator Poster Presentation (Society for Gynaecologic Investigation , 2010)
  • Poster Award (Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology , 2009)
  • Undergraduate Prize for Physiology (The Physiology Society, 2006)