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).

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

2019

  • Outstanding local engagement in public and community engagement initiatives, Making A Difference Awards, University of Manchester. Watch a video summary of this award here.

2018

  • 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

2017

2016

2015

  • Highly Commended, Making A Difference Awards, University of Manchester

Research interests

  • Scholarship of teaching and learning
    • Supporting student transition into medical education
  • Reproductive Biology
  • Placental physiology

Publications

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Jump to: 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016
Number of items: 13.

2019

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

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, (doi:10.1113/jp278226) (PMID:31400764) (Early Online Publication)

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 Nov 21 01:09:16 2019 GMT.
Number of items: 13.

Articles

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

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, (doi:10.1113/jp278226) (PMID:31400764) (Early Online Publication)

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. , 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 Nov 21 01:09:16 2019 GMT.

Teaching

Reproductive medicine and physiology teaching for:

  • Undergraduate Medicine (MBChB)
  • Intercalated BSc (Med Sci) Clinical Medicine - Women's and Children's Health
  • Nursing (BN) 

Teaching roles:

  • Co-ordinator of Phase 1 of MBChB curriculum
  • Coursework co-ordinator for year 1 MBChB
  • PBL facilitation across years 1 and 2 of MBChB

Committee membership:

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