Dr Kirsty McIntyre

  • Lecturer (Medicine)

Biography

Kirsty completed her PhD in the Maternal and Fetal Health Research Centre at The University of Manchester in 2018. Her work focussed on understanding how a poorly functioning placenta can lead to small and unwell babies (fetal growth restriction). She was previously a research and teaching assistant at Murdoch University in Perth, Australia following completion of her BSc studies in Biomedical science at Edinburgh Napier University in 2012, which included a semester of study at The University of Vermont, USA.

Kirsty has been involved in science outreach and public engagement for many years now, and is always looking for new ways to engage members of the public with research. She has co-organised numerous large-scale public engagement events and has engaged with schools through various University and charitable initiatives to increase access to Higher Education.
More recently she has collaborated with fellow scientists to develop the Have You Heard? project, which aims to make scientific discoveries in the news clearer for the general public. In 2018 she was announced winner of the prestigious Outreach and Engagement New Researcher Award by the Royal Society of Biology.

Memberships of professional bodies

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
Member of The Physiological Society

Recognition and Prizes

Royal Society of Biology Outreach and Engagement Award - New Researcher 2018

This prestigious award was received in recognition of work designing and delivering outreach workshops and practical sessions with members of the public, and for co-developing the Have You Heard? project.
Dr Steve Cross, chair of the award’s judging panel, said “We were really impressed that Kirsty hasn't settled for working with one group of people, but is constantly growing and diversifying the audiences she works with"

University of Manchester: Making A Difference Awards

2019: The Have You Heard? project was awarded the prize for 'Outstanding local engagement in public and community engagement initiatives'. Watch a video summary of this award here.

2018: Commended as a member of the Maternal and Fetal Health Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement steering group at The University of Manchester, for the organisation of the Before You Were Born event. This public engagement event showcased the placenta, and was attended by more than 230 members of the public.

2015: Highly Commended for the Charlotte Beswick 'Inspiring Futures' event at The University of Manchester. For this event Kirsty designed and presented a talk about bioengineering and advancements in medicine, and supported other interactive workshops throughout the day.

Outstanding Contribution to Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement (PPIE)

Winner 2018, student category. Awarded by the Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health, University of Manchester Social Responsibility team for work in science communication and public involvement making research findings clearer and more accessible to underserved communities.

Outstanding Student Representative 

Jointly awarded Highly Commended in The University of Manchester Doctoral Academy awards 2018 alongside fellow rep Dr Donna Littlewood for demonstrating commitment to postgraduate research student experience and playing an instrumental role in the development of a Faculty-wide wellbeing initiative.

Outstanding Contribution to Society

Awarded by The University of Manchester Doctoral Academy (2017) in recognition of the significant contributions made to the promotion of science in a way that is accessible to the public.

Best Research Film

Awarded at the Postgraduate Summer Research Showcase 2017, The University of Manchester for the film “A Day In My Life As A Placenta Scientist”.

3 Minute Thesis

Winner of The University of Manchester 3MT competition 2016 which challenges doctoral candidates to present their research topic and its significance in 3 minutes with 1 slide.

University Medal

Awarded University Medal in 2012 for 'Outstanding performance through programme of study': highest overall degree mark in the year at Edinburgh Napier University.


Teaching

Contribute to teaching and learning in the Undergraduate Medical School

  • Co-ordinator of Phase 1 of the Undergraduate Medical (MBChB) curriculum
  • PBL facilitation in years 1 and 2 of the MBChB curriculum
  • BSc (Med Sci) Clinical Medicine - Women's and Children's Health Specialist Course

Publications

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Jump to: 2018 | 2017 | 2016
Number of items: 10.

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.

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 Sat Jul 20 21:06:35 2019 BST.
Number of items: 10.

Articles

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)

Conference or Workshop Item

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 Sat Jul 20 21:06:35 2019 BST.