Dr Kirsty McIntyre

  • Lecturer (Undergraduate Medical School)

Biography

I am a lecturer in Medicine at the University of Glasgow. I completed my PhD in 2018 at the Maternal and Fetal Health Research Centre, University of Manchester. My work focussed on understanding how a poorly functioning placenta can lead to small and unwell babies (fetal growth restriction). I gained my postgraduate diploma in Academic Practice (Distinction) in 2021.

I was previously a research and teaching assistant at Murdoch University in Perth, Australia following completion of my BSc studies in Biomedical science at Edinburgh Napier University in 2012, which included a semester of study at The University of Vermont, USA.

Social responsibility and public engagement

I am committed to the promotion of science in a way that is accessible to the public and am actively involved in public engagement projects which aim to reach diverse and under-served audiences.

  • I am a co-founder of the Have You Heard? project which aims to meet with underserved adult groups to discuss how science is represented in the news and to offer some tools to have in mind when reading science news stories.
  • Brilliant Club tutor 2015-2018.

Research interests

I lead an online induction pre-entry course to support incoming first year medical students. Originally developed in 2019, my scholarly research has investigated the utility of the course which has driven iterative changes, collaborations with students and the wider adoption of the course across the College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences.

My current research interests are:

  • Patient involvement in medical research and practice
  • Supporting student transition into higher education
  • Peer assessment of individual contribution to group work
  • Reproductive Biology
  • Placental physiology

Publications

List by: Type | Date

Jump to: 2022 | 2021 | 2020 | 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016
Number of items: 22.

2022

McIntyre, K. and O'Neill, J. (2022) The process of adapting an online induction course to support distinct student cohorts. Journal of Learning Development in Higher Education, 24, (doi: 10.47408/jldhe.vi24.829)

McIntyre, K. R. and Crawford, L. E. (2022) Outcomes for group working: contextualising group work within professionalism frameworks. Medical Education, 56(5), p. 551. (doi: 10.1111/medu.14781) (PMID:35199883)

Henri, D. and McIntyre, K. (2022) Supporting Early Career Lecturers. Documentation. Advance HE Connect.

2021

McIntyre, K. (2021) The practicalities of an online pivot: adaptation in real-time. UofG SoTL Blog, 29 Mar.

McIntyre, K. (2021) Bridging the gap: implementation of an online induction course to support students’ transition into first year medicine. MedEdPublish, 9(1), 193. (doi: 10.15694/mep.2020.000193.2)

2020

McIntyre, K. R. , Vincent, K. M. M., Hayward, C. E., Li, X., Sibley, C. P., Desforges, M., Greenwood, S. L. and Dilworth, M. R. (2020) Human placental uptake of glutamine and glutamate is reduced in fetal growth restriction. Scientific Reports, 10, 16197. (doi: 10.1038/s41598-020-72930-7) (PMID:33004923) (PMCID:PMC7530652)

McIntyre, K. and Marks, L. (2020) Bridging the gap: implementation of an online induction course for first year medical students. 13th Annual University of Glasgow Learning and Teaching Conference, 25 Aug 2020. (Unpublished)

McIntyre, K. and Marks, L. (2020) Bridging the gap: implementing an online induction course to support students' transition into first year medicine. Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE) Annual Conference 2020, 7-9 Sept 2020. (Unpublished)

2019

McIntyre, K. , Chu, J., Daniels, M. J.D. and Littlewood, D. (2019) Have You Heard? Engage Conference 2019, Bristol, UK, 04-05 Dec 2019.

McIntyre, K. R. , Hayward, C. E., Sibley, C. P., Greenwood, S. L. and Dilworth, M. R. (2019) Evidence of adaptation of maternofetal transport of glutamine relative to placental size in normal mice, and in those with fetal growth restriction. Journal of Physiology, 597(19), pp. 4975-4990. (doi: 10.1113/jp278226) (PMID:31400764) (PMCID:PMC6790568)

McIntyre, K. R. (2019) The placenta. Biological Sciences Review, 32,

2018

Hayward, C. E., McIntyre, K. R. , Sibley, C. P., Greenwood, S. L. and Dilworth, M. R. (2018) Mechanisms underpinning adaptations in placental calcium transport in normal mice and those with fetal growth restriction. Frontiers in Endocrinology, 9, 671. (doi: 10.3389/fendo.2018.00671) (PMID:30515131) (PMCID:PMC6255882)

McIntyre, K. , Hayward, C., Sibley, C., Greenwood, S. and Dilworth, M. (2018) Disparity Between Placental Glutamine and Glutamate Transporter Activity and Expression in Fetal Growth Restriction. 65th Annual Meeting of the Society for Reproductive Investigation (SRI), San Diego, CA, USA, 06-10 Mar 2018.

McIntyre, K. , Hayward, C., Sibley, C., Greenwood, S. and Dilworth, M. (2018) Disparity Between Placental Glutamine and Glutamate Transporter Activity and Expression in Fetal Growth Restriction. 65th Annual Meeting of the Society for Reproductive Investigation (SRI), San Diego, CA, USA, 06-10 Mar 2018.

2017

McIntyre, K. , Greenwood, S., Hayward, C., Sibley, C., Beresford, S. and Dilworth, M. (2017) Cellular Accumulation of 14 Cmethylaminoisobutyric Acid by System A is Lower in Placentas of Growth Restricted Compared to Normally Grown Fetuses. International Federation of Placenta Associations Meeting (IFPA 2017), Manchester, UK, 30 Aug - 02 Sep 2017. (doi: 10.1016/j.placenta.2017.07.219)

McIntyre, K. , Greenwood, S., Hayward, C., Sibley, C. and Dilworth, M. (2017) Placental Cell Accumulation of Substrates Transported by System A is Inversely Related to Placental Size. International Federation of Placenta Associations Meeting (IFPA 2017), Manchester, UK, 30 Aug - 02 Sep 2017. (doi: 10.1016/j.placenta.2017.07.094)

McIntyre, K. , Vincent, K., Hayward, C., Sibley, C., Greenwood, S. and Dilworth, M. (2017) Activity, But Not Expression, of Placental Amino Acid Transporters Specific for Glutamine and Glutamate is Related to Fetal Sex. International Federation of Placenta Associations Meeting (IFPA 2017), Manchester, UK, 30 Aug - 02 Sep 2017. (doi: 10.1016/j.placenta.2017.07.093)

McIntyre, K. , Hayward, C., Sibley, C., Greenwood, S. and Dilworth, M. (2017) Glutamine and Glutamate Transport Into the Placenta is Related to Fetal Sex. Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists Annual Academic Meeting, London, UK, 02-03 Mar 2017. (doi: 10.1111/1471-0528.14768)

2016

McIntyre, K. , Hayward, C., Sibley, C., Greenwood, S. and Dilworth, M. (2016) Glutamate Transfer (Clearance) by the Placenta Adapts According to Placental Size in Mice in Late Gestation. Aspen/Snowmass Perinatal Biology Symposium, Snowmass, CO, USA, 27-30 Aug 2016. (doi: 10.1038/pr.2016.141)

Hayward, C., McIntyre, K. , Sibley, C., Greenwood, S. and Dilworth, M. (2016) Adaptive Up-regulation of Placental Calcium Transport in a Mouse Model of Fetal Growth Restriction: What are the Underpinning Mechanisms? International Federation of Placenta Associations Meeting (IFPA 2016), Portland, OR, USA, 13-16 Sep 2016. (doi: 10.1016/j.placenta.2016.06.233)

Hayward, C., McIntyre, K. , Sibley, C., Greenwood, S. and Dilworth, M. (2016) Placental Adaptive Up-regulation of Calcium Transport in Wild-type Mice is not Driven by Parathyroid Hormone-related Protein (PTHrP). International Federation of Placenta Associations Meeting (IFPA 2016), Portland, OR, USA, 13-16 Sep 2016. (doi: 10.1016/j.placenta.2016.06.232)

McIntyre, K. , Hayward, C., Sibley, C., Greenwood, S. and Dilworth, M. (2016) Placental Transfer (Clearance) of Glutamine is Dependent Upon Placental Size in Mice. International Federation of Placenta Associations Meeting (IFPA 2016), Portland, OR, USA, 13-16 Sep 2016. (doi: 10.1016/j.placenta.2016.06.240)

This list was generated on Thu Oct 6 18:30:28 2022 BST.
Number of items: 22.

Articles

McIntyre, K. and O'Neill, J. (2022) The process of adapting an online induction course to support distinct student cohorts. Journal of Learning Development in Higher Education, 24, (doi: 10.47408/jldhe.vi24.829)

McIntyre, K. R. and Crawford, L. E. (2022) Outcomes for group working: contextualising group work within professionalism frameworks. Medical Education, 56(5), p. 551. (doi: 10.1111/medu.14781) (PMID:35199883)

McIntyre, K. (2021) The practicalities of an online pivot: adaptation in real-time. UofG SoTL Blog, 29 Mar.

McIntyre, K. (2021) Bridging the gap: implementation of an online induction course to support students’ transition into first year medicine. MedEdPublish, 9(1), 193. (doi: 10.15694/mep.2020.000193.2)

McIntyre, K. R. , Vincent, K. M. M., Hayward, C. E., Li, X., Sibley, C. P., Desforges, M., Greenwood, S. L. and Dilworth, M. R. (2020) Human placental uptake of glutamine and glutamate is reduced in fetal growth restriction. Scientific Reports, 10, 16197. (doi: 10.1038/s41598-020-72930-7) (PMID:33004923) (PMCID:PMC7530652)

McIntyre, K. R. , Hayward, C. E., Sibley, C. P., Greenwood, S. L. and Dilworth, M. R. (2019) Evidence of adaptation of maternofetal transport of glutamine relative to placental size in normal mice, and in those with fetal growth restriction. Journal of Physiology, 597(19), pp. 4975-4990. (doi: 10.1113/jp278226) (PMID:31400764) (PMCID:PMC6790568)

McIntyre, K. R. (2019) The placenta. Biological Sciences Review, 32,

Hayward, C. E., McIntyre, K. R. , Sibley, C. P., Greenwood, S. L. and Dilworth, M. R. (2018) Mechanisms underpinning adaptations in placental calcium transport in normal mice and those with fetal growth restriction. Frontiers in Endocrinology, 9, 671. (doi: 10.3389/fendo.2018.00671) (PMID:30515131) (PMCID:PMC6255882)

Research Reports or Papers

Henri, D. and McIntyre, K. (2022) Supporting Early Career Lecturers. Documentation. Advance HE Connect.

Conference or Workshop Item

McIntyre, K. and Marks, L. (2020) Bridging the gap: implementation of an online induction course for first year medical students. 13th Annual University of Glasgow Learning and Teaching Conference, 25 Aug 2020. (Unpublished)

McIntyre, K. and Marks, L. (2020) Bridging the gap: implementing an online induction course to support students' transition into first year medicine. Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE) Annual Conference 2020, 7-9 Sept 2020. (Unpublished)

McIntyre, K. , Chu, J., Daniels, M. J.D. and Littlewood, D. (2019) Have You Heard? Engage Conference 2019, Bristol, UK, 04-05 Dec 2019.

McIntyre, K. , Hayward, C., Sibley, C., Greenwood, S. and Dilworth, M. (2018) Disparity Between Placental Glutamine and Glutamate Transporter Activity and Expression in Fetal Growth Restriction. 65th Annual Meeting of the Society for Reproductive Investigation (SRI), San Diego, CA, USA, 06-10 Mar 2018.

McIntyre, K. , Hayward, C., Sibley, C., Greenwood, S. and Dilworth, M. (2018) Disparity Between Placental Glutamine and Glutamate Transporter Activity and Expression in Fetal Growth Restriction. 65th Annual Meeting of the Society for Reproductive Investigation (SRI), San Diego, CA, USA, 06-10 Mar 2018.

McIntyre, K. , Greenwood, S., Hayward, C., Sibley, C., Beresford, S. and Dilworth, M. (2017) Cellular Accumulation of 14 Cmethylaminoisobutyric Acid by System A is Lower in Placentas of Growth Restricted Compared to Normally Grown Fetuses. International Federation of Placenta Associations Meeting (IFPA 2017), Manchester, UK, 30 Aug - 02 Sep 2017. (doi: 10.1016/j.placenta.2017.07.219)

McIntyre, K. , Greenwood, S., Hayward, C., Sibley, C. and Dilworth, M. (2017) Placental Cell Accumulation of Substrates Transported by System A is Inversely Related to Placental Size. International Federation of Placenta Associations Meeting (IFPA 2017), Manchester, UK, 30 Aug - 02 Sep 2017. (doi: 10.1016/j.placenta.2017.07.094)

McIntyre, K. , Vincent, K., Hayward, C., Sibley, C., Greenwood, S. and Dilworth, M. (2017) Activity, But Not Expression, of Placental Amino Acid Transporters Specific for Glutamine and Glutamate is Related to Fetal Sex. International Federation of Placenta Associations Meeting (IFPA 2017), Manchester, UK, 30 Aug - 02 Sep 2017. (doi: 10.1016/j.placenta.2017.07.093)

McIntyre, K. , Hayward, C., Sibley, C., Greenwood, S. and Dilworth, M. (2017) Glutamine and Glutamate Transport Into the Placenta is Related to Fetal Sex. Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists Annual Academic Meeting, London, UK, 02-03 Mar 2017. (doi: 10.1111/1471-0528.14768)

McIntyre, K. , Hayward, C., Sibley, C., Greenwood, S. and Dilworth, M. (2016) Glutamate Transfer (Clearance) by the Placenta Adapts According to Placental Size in Mice in Late Gestation. Aspen/Snowmass Perinatal Biology Symposium, Snowmass, CO, USA, 27-30 Aug 2016. (doi: 10.1038/pr.2016.141)

Hayward, C., McIntyre, K. , Sibley, C., Greenwood, S. and Dilworth, M. (2016) Adaptive Up-regulation of Placental Calcium Transport in a Mouse Model of Fetal Growth Restriction: What are the Underpinning Mechanisms? International Federation of Placenta Associations Meeting (IFPA 2016), Portland, OR, USA, 13-16 Sep 2016. (doi: 10.1016/j.placenta.2016.06.233)

Hayward, C., McIntyre, K. , Sibley, C., Greenwood, S. and Dilworth, M. (2016) Placental Adaptive Up-regulation of Calcium Transport in Wild-type Mice is not Driven by Parathyroid Hormone-related Protein (PTHrP). International Federation of Placenta Associations Meeting (IFPA 2016), Portland, OR, USA, 13-16 Sep 2016. (doi: 10.1016/j.placenta.2016.06.232)

McIntyre, K. , Hayward, C., Sibley, C., Greenwood, S. and Dilworth, M. (2016) Placental Transfer (Clearance) of Glutamine is Dependent Upon Placental Size in Mice. International Federation of Placenta Associations Meeting (IFPA 2016), Portland, OR, USA, 13-16 Sep 2016. (doi: 10.1016/j.placenta.2016.06.240)

This list was generated on Thu Oct 6 18:30:28 2022 BST.

Teaching

I am Deputy Lead for Year 1 undergraduate medicine (MBChB) and course lead for the intercalated BSc (Med Sci) Women's and Children's Health programme.

Additionally, I supervise Year 2 MBChB Student-Selected Component (SSC) projects.

Currently held teaching roles:

  • Deputy Director of Year 1 MBChB
  • Course Coordinator: Intercalated BSc (Med Sci) Clinical Medicine - Women's and Children's Health
  • Course Lead: Becoming A Medical Student online pre-entry induction course
  • Course Coodinator: Phase 1 of MBChB curriculum
  • Coursework Coordinator: Year 1 MBChB

Committee membership:

  • College of MVLS Technology-Enhanced Learning and Teaching (TELT) Committee
  • MBChB Assessment Committee
  • MBChB Learning and Teaching Committee

Professional activities & recognition

Prizes, awards & distinctions

  • 2021: Teaching Excellence Award (Early Career) (University of Glasgow, College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences)
  • 2019: Outstanding local engagement in public and community engagement initiatives (Making A Difference Awards, University of Manchester.)
  • 2018: Outreach and Engagement Award - New Researcher (Royal Society of Biology)
  • 2018: Outstanding Contribution to Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement (PPIE) (University of Manchester)
  • 2018: Highly Commended, Outstanding Student Representative (University of Manchester Doctoral Academy)
  • 2018: Commended, Making A Difference Awards, for the ‘Before You Were Born’ public engagement event (University of Manchester)
  • 2017: Best Research Film: 'A Day In My Life As A Placenta Scientist' (University of Manchester, Postgraduate Summer Research Showcase)
  • 2017: Outstanding Contribution to Society (University of Manchester Doctoral Academy)
  • 2016: 3 Minute Thesis winner (University of Manchester)
  • 2015: Highly Commended, Making A Difference Award (University of Manchester)

Professional & learned societies

  • 2022: Senior Fellow, Higher Education Academy
  • 2020: Member, Early Career Lecturers in Biosciences
  • 2016: Fellow, Higher Education Academy
  • 2015: Member, The Physiological Society
  • 2016 - 2018: Early Career Researchers Representative, International Federation of Placenta Associations (IFPA)