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Understanding endometriosis with Professor Dharani Hapangama, Dr Manou Kaur, Dr Alison Maclean and Dr Nicola Tempest
Professor Dharani Hapangama is a gynaecologist working at the Department of Women's and Children's Health, University of Liverpool. Professor Dharani leads a translational research group working on Peri-conceptional research, endometrial proliferative disease such as 'endometriosis' and 'endometrial cancer', normal regeneration of the human endometrium, endometrial epithelial stem cells and telomerase/telomere biology.
Dr Nicola Tempest is currently working as an Academic Clinical Lecturer at the University of Liverpool/ Liverpool Women`s Hospital. She is interested in the endometrial epithelium, stem cells, the histoarchitecture of the endometrium and the endometrium in implantation. Ongoing research projects include alternative treatments for chronic pelvic pain, exercise and reproduction, proteins involved in implantation, 3D reconstruction, repurposing of drugs for endometriosis and the progression of endometriosis.
Dr Manou Kaur is a consultant Gynaecological Surgeon, Robotic lead benign gynae, Co-lead Endometriosis Services at Liverpool Women’s NHS Foundation Trust. Manou is Gynaecologist specialised in Complex Pelvic Surgeries - Open abdominal, Robotic, Laparoscopic and hysteroscopic and is passionate in elevating Women’s Health and focused on individualised, patient centred care.
Dr Alison Maclean is an Academic Clinical Fellow and Specialty Registrar in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, at the Department of Women's and Children's Health, University of Liverpool and Liverpool Women's NHS Foundation Trust. Dr Alison Maclean’s research interest is in the endometrium, and associated diseases, specifically adenomyosis, which will be the focus of her upcoming 3-year research fellowship, funded by the Medical Research Council.
In this podcast we discuss some of the research related to endometriosis and our colleagues’ experiences of supporting women with the condition.
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