Dr Michelle Welsh

  • Senior Lecturer (Life Sciences Human Life Sciences)

telephone: 0141 330 5926
email: Michelle.Welsh@glasgow.ac.uk

Biography

Michelle is an anatomist with a strong interest in endocrinology, reproduction and embryology. She herself undertook the BSc (hons) in Anatomy at the University of Glasgow before completing her PhD in Reproductive Biology at the University of Edinburgh, investigating the role for androgens in male reproductive development. Michelle continued to work in reproductive research, completing two post-doctoral positions before taking up a position back in the University of Glasgow Anatomy team as a University Teacher.


Research interests

Michelle is active in both scientific and pedagogical research.

Current scientific research:

  • The role for androgens in early brain masculinisation in children with disorders of sexual development
  • The impact of exogenous progesterone in early pregnancy and the links with IVF outcomes
  • The role for stromal androgen receptor expression in prostate cancer

Current pedagogical research:

  • Investigating the development of Graduate Attributes in Life Sciences students
  • The impact of digital technology on undergraduate life sciences teaching
  • Evaluation of new anatomy curriculum for nursing students
  • The use of problem based learning in life sciences education

Publications

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Number of items: 31.

2019

Price, K. and Welsh, M. (2019) Collaborative Problem Based Learning - Student Perceptions of a Two-Hour Workshop Compared to a Two-Week Task. Enhancing Student Learning Through Innovative Scholarship Conference, Edinburgh, UK, 18-19 Jul 2019. (Unpublished)

Price, K. and Welsh, M. (2019) Collaborative Problem Based Learning – In or Out of the Classroom? 12th Annual University of Glasgow Learning and Teaching Conference, Glasgow, UK, 2-3 Apr 2019.

2018

Scott, P. H., Veitch, N. J., Gadegaard, H., Mughal, M., Norman, G. and Welsh, M. (2018) Enhancing theoretical understanding of a practical biology course using active and self-directed learning strategies. Journal of Biological Education, 52(2), pp. 184-195. (doi:10.1080/00219266.2017.1293557)

2017

Loveridge, C. J. et al. (2017) Analysis of Nkx3.1:Cre-driven Erk5 deletion reveals a profound spinal deformity which is linked to increased osteoclast activity. Scientific Reports, 7, 13241. (doi:10.1038/s41598-017-13346-8) (PMID:29038439) (PMCID:PMC5643304)

Loveridge, C. J. et al. (2017) Increased T cell infiltration elicited by Erk5 deletion in a Pten-deficient mouse model of prostate carcinogenesis. Cancer Research, 77(12), pp. 3158-3168. (doi:10.1158/0008-5472.CAN-16-2565) (PMID:28515147)

Cox, K., Kyriakou, A., Amjad, B., O'Toole, S., Flett, M.E., Welsh, M., Ahmed, S.F. and Cascio, S. (2017) Shorter anogenital and anoscrotal distances correlate with the severity of hypospadias: a prospective study. Journal of Pediatric Urology, 13(1), 57.e1-57.e5. (doi:10.1016/j.jpurol.2016.08.006) (PMID:27670783)

2015

Loveridge, C., Mui, E., Ahmad, I. , Welsh, M., Tan, E., Fleming, J., Sansom, O. and Leung, H. (2015) The Role of Erk5 in Prostate Carcinogenesis. In: 11th World Congress on Urological Research, Nijmegen, The Nertherlands, September 2015, (Unpublished)

Le Vin, A., Nousek-McGregor, A. E. , Paterson, V., Welsh, M. and Spatharis, S. (2015) Extending Constructive Alignment To Work-Based Learning To Ease Transitions: Do students Perceive the Use of Assessment as an Effective Method of Preparing for their Careers? In: 2nd International Conference on Enhancement and Innovation in Higher Education 2015, Glasgow, UK, 9-11 Jun 2015, (Unpublished)

2014

Rodie, M., Welsh, M., Holmes, W. , Wudy, S., Hartmann, M., Macrae, I. M. and Ahmed, S. F. (2014) Early Androgen Blockade Influences Longer-Term Brain Metabolism As Assessed By Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy. In: Endocrine Society's 96th Annual Meeting and Expo, Chicago, IL, USA, 21-24 Jun 2014,

Welsh, M., Suzuki, H. and Yamada, G. (2014) The masculinisation programming window. In: Hiort, O. and Ahmed, S.F. (eds.) Understanding Differences and Disorders of Sex Development (DSD). Series: Endocrine development (27). Karger, pp. 17-27. ISBN 9783318025583 (doi:10.1159/000363609)

Welsh, M., Veitch, N., Scott, P. and Gadegaard, H. (2014) Molecular Biology Explained YouTube Channel. [Website]

2012

Amaral, A., Wahlgren, A., Tüttelmann, F., De Gendt, K., Blomberg Jensen, M., Nurmio, M., Welsh, M. and Stukenborg, J.-B. (2012) Minutes of the 5th meeting of the International Network for Young Researchers in Male Fertility. Asian Journal of Andrology, 14(5), pp. 796-810. (doi:10.1038/aja.2012.99)

Tüttelmann, F., De Gendt, K., Amaral, A., Giachini C, C., Welsh, M., Blomberg Jensen, M., Nurmio, M., Wahlgren, A. and Stukenborg, J.B. (2012) The future of testis research is turning 6! Six years of International Network for Young Researchers in Male Fertility. International Journal of Andrology, 35(2), pp. 211-213. (doi:10.1111/j.1365-2605.2012.01251.x)

Welsh, M., Moffat, L., Belling, K., de França, L. R., Segatelli, T. M., Saunders, P. T. K., Sharpe, R. M. and Smith, L. B. (2012) Androgen receptor signalling in peritubular myoid cells is essential for normal differentiation and function of adult leydig cells. International Journal of Andrology, 35(1), pp. 25-40. (doi:10.1111/j.1365-2605.2011.01150.x)

Tyndall, V., Broyde, M., Sharpe, R., Welsh, M., Drake, A.J. and McNeilly, A.S. (2012) Effect of androgen treatment during foetal and/or neonatal life on ovarian function in prepubertal and adult rats. Reproduction, 143(1), pp. 21-33. (doi:10.1530/REP-11-0239)

2011

O'Hara, L., Welsh, M., Saunders, P.T.K. and Smith, L.B. (2011) Androgen receptor expression in the caput epididymal epithelium is essential for development of the initial segment and epididymal spermatozoa transit. Endocrinology, 152(2), pp. 718-729. (doi:10.1210/en.2010-0928)

Welsh, M., Moffat, L., McNeilly, A., Brownstein, D., Saunders, P. T. K., Sharpe, R. M. and Smith, L. B. (2011) Smooth muscle cell-specific knockout of androgen receptor: a new model for prostatic disease. Endocrinology, 152(9), pp. 3541-3551. (doi:10.1210/en.2011-0282)

2010

Welsh, M., Sharpe, R.M., Moffat, L., Atanassova, N., Saunders, P.T.K., Kilter, S., Bergh, A. and Smith, L.B. (2010) Androgen action via testicular arteriole smooth muscle cells is important for leydig cell function, vasomotion and testicular fluid dynamics. PLoS ONE, 5(10), e13632. (doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0013632)

Welsh, M., Moffat, L., Jack, L., McNeilly, A., Brownstein, D., Saunders, P.T.K., Sharpe, R.M. and Smith, L.B. (2010) Deletion of androgen receptor in the smooth muscle of the seminal vesicles impairs secretory function and alters its responsiveness to exogenous testosterone and estradiol. Endocrinology, 151(7), pp. 3374-3385. (doi:10.1210/en.2009-1339)

Willems, A., De Gendt, K., Allemeersch, J., Smith, L.B., Welsh, M., Swinnen, J.V. and Verhoeven, G. (2010) Early effects of Sertoli cell-selective androgen receptor ablation on testicular gene expression. International Journal of Andrology, 33(3), pp. 507-517. (doi:10.1111/j.1365-2605.2009.00964.x)

Smith, S.R., Fulton, N., Collins, C.S., Welsh, M., Bayne, R.A.L., Coutts, S.M., Childs, A.J. and Anderson, R.A. (2010) N- and E-cadherin expression in human ovarian and urogenital duct development. Fertility and Sterility, 93(7), pp. 2348-2353. (doi:10.1016/j.fertnstert.2009.01.113)

Welsh, M., MacLeod, D.J., Walker, M., Smith, L.B. and Sharpe, R.M. (2010) Critical androgen-sensitive periods of rat penis and clitoris development. International Journal of Andrology, 33(1), e144-e152. (doi:10.1111/j.1365-2605.2009.00978.x)

MacLeod, D.J., Sharpe, R.M., Welsh, M., Fisken, M., Scott, H.M., Hutchison, G.R., Drake, A.J. and van den Driesche, S. (2010) Androgen action in the masculinization programming window and development of male reproductive organs. International Journal of Andrology, 33(2), pp. 279-287. (doi:10.1111/j.1365-2605.2009.01005.x)

2009

Welsh, M., Saunders, P.T.K., Atanassova, N., Sharpe, R.M. and Smith, L.B. (2009) Androgen action via testicular peritubular myoid cells is essential for male fertility. FASEB Journal, 23(12), pp. 4218-4230. (doi:10.1096/fj.09-138347)

Welsh, M., Sharpe, R. M., Walker, M., Smith, L.B. and Saunders, P.T.K. (2009) New insights into the role of androgens in wolffian duct stabilization in male and female rodents. Endocrinology, 150(5), pp. 2472-2480. (doi:10.1210/en.2008-0529)

Saloniemi, T., Welsh, M., Lamminen, T., Saunders, P., Mäkelä, S., Streng, T. and Poutanen, M. (2009) Human HSD17B1 expression masculinizes transgenic female mice. Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology, 301(1-2), pp. 163-168. (doi:10.1016/j.mce.2008.10.047)

2008

Welsh, M., Saunders, P.T.K., Fisken, M., Scott, H.M., Hutchison, G.R., Smith, L.B. and Sharpe, R.M. (2008) Identification in rats of a programming window for reproductive tract masculinization, disruption of which leads to hypospadias and cryptorchidism. Journal of Clinical Investigation, 118(4), pp. 1479-1490. (doi:10.1172/JCI34241)

2007

Saloniemi, T., Lamminen, T., Huhtinen, K., Welsh, M., Saunders, P., Kujari, H. and Poutanen, M. (2007) Activation of androgens by hydroxysteroid (17 ) dehydrogenase 1 in vivo as a cause of prenatal masculinization and ovarian benign serous cystadenomas. Molecular Endocrinology, 21(11), pp. 2627-2636. (doi:10.1210/me.2007-0144)

Welsh, M., Saunders, P. T. K. and Sharpe, R. M. (2007) The critical time window for androgen-dependent development of the wolffian duct in the rat. Endocrinology, 148(7), pp. 3185-3195. (doi:10.1210/en.2007-0028)

Scott, H. M., Hutchison, G. R., Mahood, I. K., Hallmark, N., Welsh, M., De Gendt, K., Verhoeven, G., O'Shaughnessy, P. and Sharpe, R. M. (2007) Role of androgens in fetal testis development and dysgenesis. Endocrinology, 148(5), pp. 2027-2036. (doi:10.1210/en.2006-1622)

2006

Welsh, M., Saunders, P.T.K., Marchetti, N.I. and Sharpe, R.M. (2006) Androgen-dependent mechanisms of Wolffian duct development and their perturbation by flutamide. Endocrinology, 147(10), pp. 4820-4830. (doi:10.1210/en.2006-0149)

This list was generated on Thu Nov 21 21:12:25 2019 GMT.
Number of items: 31.

Articles

Scott, P. H., Veitch, N. J., Gadegaard, H., Mughal, M., Norman, G. and Welsh, M. (2018) Enhancing theoretical understanding of a practical biology course using active and self-directed learning strategies. Journal of Biological Education, 52(2), pp. 184-195. (doi:10.1080/00219266.2017.1293557)

Loveridge, C. J. et al. (2017) Analysis of Nkx3.1:Cre-driven Erk5 deletion reveals a profound spinal deformity which is linked to increased osteoclast activity. Scientific Reports, 7, 13241. (doi:10.1038/s41598-017-13346-8) (PMID:29038439) (PMCID:PMC5643304)

Loveridge, C. J. et al. (2017) Increased T cell infiltration elicited by Erk5 deletion in a Pten-deficient mouse model of prostate carcinogenesis. Cancer Research, 77(12), pp. 3158-3168. (doi:10.1158/0008-5472.CAN-16-2565) (PMID:28515147)

Cox, K., Kyriakou, A., Amjad, B., O'Toole, S., Flett, M.E., Welsh, M., Ahmed, S.F. and Cascio, S. (2017) Shorter anogenital and anoscrotal distances correlate with the severity of hypospadias: a prospective study. Journal of Pediatric Urology, 13(1), 57.e1-57.e5. (doi:10.1016/j.jpurol.2016.08.006) (PMID:27670783)

Amaral, A., Wahlgren, A., Tüttelmann, F., De Gendt, K., Blomberg Jensen, M., Nurmio, M., Welsh, M. and Stukenborg, J.-B. (2012) Minutes of the 5th meeting of the International Network for Young Researchers in Male Fertility. Asian Journal of Andrology, 14(5), pp. 796-810. (doi:10.1038/aja.2012.99)

Tüttelmann, F., De Gendt, K., Amaral, A., Giachini C, C., Welsh, M., Blomberg Jensen, M., Nurmio, M., Wahlgren, A. and Stukenborg, J.B. (2012) The future of testis research is turning 6! Six years of International Network for Young Researchers in Male Fertility. International Journal of Andrology, 35(2), pp. 211-213. (doi:10.1111/j.1365-2605.2012.01251.x)

Welsh, M., Moffat, L., Belling, K., de França, L. R., Segatelli, T. M., Saunders, P. T. K., Sharpe, R. M. and Smith, L. B. (2012) Androgen receptor signalling in peritubular myoid cells is essential for normal differentiation and function of adult leydig cells. International Journal of Andrology, 35(1), pp. 25-40. (doi:10.1111/j.1365-2605.2011.01150.x)

Tyndall, V., Broyde, M., Sharpe, R., Welsh, M., Drake, A.J. and McNeilly, A.S. (2012) Effect of androgen treatment during foetal and/or neonatal life on ovarian function in prepubertal and adult rats. Reproduction, 143(1), pp. 21-33. (doi:10.1530/REP-11-0239)

O'Hara, L., Welsh, M., Saunders, P.T.K. and Smith, L.B. (2011) Androgen receptor expression in the caput epididymal epithelium is essential for development of the initial segment and epididymal spermatozoa transit. Endocrinology, 152(2), pp. 718-729. (doi:10.1210/en.2010-0928)

Welsh, M., Moffat, L., McNeilly, A., Brownstein, D., Saunders, P. T. K., Sharpe, R. M. and Smith, L. B. (2011) Smooth muscle cell-specific knockout of androgen receptor: a new model for prostatic disease. Endocrinology, 152(9), pp. 3541-3551. (doi:10.1210/en.2011-0282)

Welsh, M., Sharpe, R.M., Moffat, L., Atanassova, N., Saunders, P.T.K., Kilter, S., Bergh, A. and Smith, L.B. (2010) Androgen action via testicular arteriole smooth muscle cells is important for leydig cell function, vasomotion and testicular fluid dynamics. PLoS ONE, 5(10), e13632. (doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0013632)

Welsh, M., Moffat, L., Jack, L., McNeilly, A., Brownstein, D., Saunders, P.T.K., Sharpe, R.M. and Smith, L.B. (2010) Deletion of androgen receptor in the smooth muscle of the seminal vesicles impairs secretory function and alters its responsiveness to exogenous testosterone and estradiol. Endocrinology, 151(7), pp. 3374-3385. (doi:10.1210/en.2009-1339)

Willems, A., De Gendt, K., Allemeersch, J., Smith, L.B., Welsh, M., Swinnen, J.V. and Verhoeven, G. (2010) Early effects of Sertoli cell-selective androgen receptor ablation on testicular gene expression. International Journal of Andrology, 33(3), pp. 507-517. (doi:10.1111/j.1365-2605.2009.00964.x)

Smith, S.R., Fulton, N., Collins, C.S., Welsh, M., Bayne, R.A.L., Coutts, S.M., Childs, A.J. and Anderson, R.A. (2010) N- and E-cadherin expression in human ovarian and urogenital duct development. Fertility and Sterility, 93(7), pp. 2348-2353. (doi:10.1016/j.fertnstert.2009.01.113)

Welsh, M., MacLeod, D.J., Walker, M., Smith, L.B. and Sharpe, R.M. (2010) Critical androgen-sensitive periods of rat penis and clitoris development. International Journal of Andrology, 33(1), e144-e152. (doi:10.1111/j.1365-2605.2009.00978.x)

MacLeod, D.J., Sharpe, R.M., Welsh, M., Fisken, M., Scott, H.M., Hutchison, G.R., Drake, A.J. and van den Driesche, S. (2010) Androgen action in the masculinization programming window and development of male reproductive organs. International Journal of Andrology, 33(2), pp. 279-287. (doi:10.1111/j.1365-2605.2009.01005.x)

Welsh, M., Saunders, P.T.K., Atanassova, N., Sharpe, R.M. and Smith, L.B. (2009) Androgen action via testicular peritubular myoid cells is essential for male fertility. FASEB Journal, 23(12), pp. 4218-4230. (doi:10.1096/fj.09-138347)

Welsh, M., Sharpe, R. M., Walker, M., Smith, L.B. and Saunders, P.T.K. (2009) New insights into the role of androgens in wolffian duct stabilization in male and female rodents. Endocrinology, 150(5), pp. 2472-2480. (doi:10.1210/en.2008-0529)

Saloniemi, T., Welsh, M., Lamminen, T., Saunders, P., Mäkelä, S., Streng, T. and Poutanen, M. (2009) Human HSD17B1 expression masculinizes transgenic female mice. Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology, 301(1-2), pp. 163-168. (doi:10.1016/j.mce.2008.10.047)

Welsh, M., Saunders, P.T.K., Fisken, M., Scott, H.M., Hutchison, G.R., Smith, L.B. and Sharpe, R.M. (2008) Identification in rats of a programming window for reproductive tract masculinization, disruption of which leads to hypospadias and cryptorchidism. Journal of Clinical Investigation, 118(4), pp. 1479-1490. (doi:10.1172/JCI34241)

Saloniemi, T., Lamminen, T., Huhtinen, K., Welsh, M., Saunders, P., Kujari, H. and Poutanen, M. (2007) Activation of androgens by hydroxysteroid (17 ) dehydrogenase 1 in vivo as a cause of prenatal masculinization and ovarian benign serous cystadenomas. Molecular Endocrinology, 21(11), pp. 2627-2636. (doi:10.1210/me.2007-0144)

Welsh, M., Saunders, P. T. K. and Sharpe, R. M. (2007) The critical time window for androgen-dependent development of the wolffian duct in the rat. Endocrinology, 148(7), pp. 3185-3195. (doi:10.1210/en.2007-0028)

Scott, H. M., Hutchison, G. R., Mahood, I. K., Hallmark, N., Welsh, M., De Gendt, K., Verhoeven, G., O'Shaughnessy, P. and Sharpe, R. M. (2007) Role of androgens in fetal testis development and dysgenesis. Endocrinology, 148(5), pp. 2027-2036. (doi:10.1210/en.2006-1622)

Welsh, M., Saunders, P.T.K., Marchetti, N.I. and Sharpe, R.M. (2006) Androgen-dependent mechanisms of Wolffian duct development and their perturbation by flutamide. Endocrinology, 147(10), pp. 4820-4830. (doi:10.1210/en.2006-0149)

Book Sections

Welsh, M., Suzuki, H. and Yamada, G. (2014) The masculinisation programming window. In: Hiort, O. and Ahmed, S.F. (eds.) Understanding Differences and Disorders of Sex Development (DSD). Series: Endocrine development (27). Karger, pp. 17-27. ISBN 9783318025583 (doi:10.1159/000363609)

Conference or Workshop Item

Price, K. and Welsh, M. (2019) Collaborative Problem Based Learning - Student Perceptions of a Two-Hour Workshop Compared to a Two-Week Task. Enhancing Student Learning Through Innovative Scholarship Conference, Edinburgh, UK, 18-19 Jul 2019. (Unpublished)

Price, K. and Welsh, M. (2019) Collaborative Problem Based Learning – In or Out of the Classroom? 12th Annual University of Glasgow Learning and Teaching Conference, Glasgow, UK, 2-3 Apr 2019.

Conference Proceedings

Loveridge, C., Mui, E., Ahmad, I. , Welsh, M., Tan, E., Fleming, J., Sansom, O. and Leung, H. (2015) The Role of Erk5 in Prostate Carcinogenesis. In: 11th World Congress on Urological Research, Nijmegen, The Nertherlands, September 2015, (Unpublished)

Le Vin, A., Nousek-McGregor, A. E. , Paterson, V., Welsh, M. and Spatharis, S. (2015) Extending Constructive Alignment To Work-Based Learning To Ease Transitions: Do students Perceive the Use of Assessment as an Effective Method of Preparing for their Careers? In: 2nd International Conference on Enhancement and Innovation in Higher Education 2015, Glasgow, UK, 9-11 Jun 2015, (Unpublished)

Rodie, M., Welsh, M., Holmes, W. , Wudy, S., Hartmann, M., Macrae, I. M. and Ahmed, S. F. (2014) Early Androgen Blockade Influences Longer-Term Brain Metabolism As Assessed By Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy. In: Endocrine Society's 96th Annual Meeting and Expo, Chicago, IL, USA, 21-24 Jun 2014,

Website

Welsh, M., Veitch, N., Scott, P. and Gadegaard, H. (2014) Molecular Biology Explained YouTube Channel. [Website]

This list was generated on Thu Nov 21 21:12:25 2019 GMT.

Teaching

In this role, Michelle contributes to teaching anatomy to life sciences, nursing, and medical students and is actively involved in educational research, particularly investigating the impact of active learning approaches in life sciences teaching. Michelle also works as a STEM Ambassador, regularly participating in science events at the Glasgow Science Centre and with local schools.


Additional information

Invited International Presentations

  • 2010: Brazil - 5th International Congress on the Epididymis – New insights into the role of androgen on wolffian duct stabilisation.
  • 2010: Italy - 16th European Testis Workshop – Investigation of cell-communication in PTM-ARKO testes
  • 2010: Greece - European Congress of Andrology - Cell communication in the PTM-ARKO testes
  • 2007: USA - American Society for Cell Biology - New insights into the timing and role for androgen action in reproductive tract development in the male and female rat.
  • 2007: USA - US Environmental Protection Agency – Identification of a programming window for reproductive tract masculinisation.

Prizes, Awards and Distinctions

  • 2007: British Society of Cell Biology - Young Cell Biologist of the Year

Professional Learned Society

  • 2009 - 2015: International Network for Researchers in Male Fertility - Board member
  • 2009 - present: Voice of Young Science Network (Sense About Science) - Member
  • 2007 - present: UK Science and Engineering Ambassador (STEMNET) - Member
  • - present: UK Anatomical Society - Membership Committee Member
  • - present: Higher Education Academy - Fellow
  • - present: Society of Biology - Member
  • - present: European Society of Paediatric Endocrinology - Member