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Ingrid Granne

Ingrid Granne

Research Group

Current Members

Dr Jennifer Southcombe

Ms Mengni Shen

Ms Ana Kissovar

Former Members

Ms Erma Dewi

Investigating the female reproductive tract in health and disease

Endometrial disorders affect millions of women worldwide and represent a major healthcare cost. A major cause of infertility is the failure of the endometrium to achieve a form that allows the embryo to implant. The endometrium is comprised of several cell types, such as stroma, epithelium, endothelium and immune cells, which are alter in the menstrual cycle, in response to hormones and localised signalling factors. Disruption of cyclical endometrial signals can lead to various pathologies, including implantation failure and recurrent pregnancy loss. This reasearch will help us identify cellular changes in these conditions which will be future targets for therapeutics and diagnostics.


Professor Jan Brosens

Professor Siobhan Quenby

Professor Cecilia Lindgren

Professor Christian Becker

Ingrid Granne


Deputy Head of Department, Associate Professor in Reproductive Medicine

  • Principal Investigator
  • Research Group Leader
  • Honorary Consultant Gynaecologist and Sub-Specialist in Reproductive Medicine and Surgery
  • Clinical Director for Gynaecology and lead for Recurrent Miscarriage and Early Pregnancy at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Research Interests

  • Investigating the female reproductive tract in health and disease
  • Endometrial immune cells and their role in sub-fertility and recurrent miscarriage
  • The interactions seminal fluid extracellular vesicles and endometrial cells
  • Embryo factors that enhance implantation
  • The influence of follicular fluids on oocyte viability
  • Cytokines in pathological pregnancies, in particular IL-33 and its decoy sST2 which we have shown is highly elevated in pre-eclampsia
  • Understanding the impact of pregnancy on long-term health




I graduated from the Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine, University of London in 1998. I undertook my early training in the North-West Deanery before leaving for Sydney to work. I returned to the Oxford Deanery Training Programme in 2003. During this time I undertook a MA in Medical Law and Ethics and a DPhil (with Professor Ian Sargent) in Reproductive Immunology. I was appointed as an NIHR Academic Clinical Lecturer in 2012 whilst also undertaking sub-specialty training in Reproductive Medicine. I was appointed as a Senior Clinical Fellow and Consultant Gynaecologist in 2014

The OxWATCH study

The aim of this study is to understand the impact of a first pregnancy (normal or complicated) on the long-term health of women. To do this we are recruiting women before their first successful pregnancy, following them in pregnancy and in the early post-natal period. We are currently in the pilot phase of the study. Further information on the study and how take part can be found at:

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