Dr Michelle Welsh
- Senior Lecturer (Life Sciences Human Life Sciences)
0141 330 5926
Room 308, Thomson Building, Glasgow, G12 8qq
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.
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
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.
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