Dr Kirsty McIntyre
- Lecturer (Medicine)
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).
Kirsty 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.
Memberships of professional bodies
- Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (awarded in 2016)
- Member of The Physiological Society (2015-present)
- International Federation of Placenta Associations (IFPA) Early Career Researcher Representative (2016-2018)
Social responsibility and public engagement
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.
- Co-founder of the Have You Heard? project that 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
Recognition and Prizes
- Outstanding local engagement in public and community engagement initiatives, Making A Difference Awards, University of Manchester. Watch a video summary of this award here.
- Royal Society of Biology Outreach and Engagement Award - New Researcher 2018
- Outstanding Contribution to Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement (PPIE) Student category, University of Manchester
- Highly Commended, Outstanding Student Representative, University of Manchester Doctoral Academy
- Commended, Making A Difference Awards, University of Manchester, for the organisation of the Before You Were Born public engagement event event
- Best Research Film: 'A Day In My Life As A Placenta Scientist' University of Manchester, Postgraduate Summer Research Showcase
- Outstanding Contribution to Society, University of Manchester Doctoral Academy
- 3 Minute Thesis Winner University of Manchester
- Highly Commended, Making A Difference Awards, University of Manchester
- Scholarship of teaching and learning
- Reproductive Biology
Contributions to teaching and learning:
- Co-ordinator of Phase 1 of the Undergraduate Medical (MBChB) curriculum
- Coursework co-ordinator: year 1 MBChB
- PBL facilitation in years 1 and 2 MBChB
- BSc (Med Sci) Clinical Medicine - Women's and Children's Health