Lewis Renshall

Lewis Renshall, PhD


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Lewis is a postdoctoral research associate working within the Maternal and Fetal Health Research Centre at the University of Manchester.

Research interests

Understanding the causes of placental dysfunction in Fetal Growth Restriction and Preeclampsia. I have a keen interest in developing treatment strategies which can improve placental function.


University of Manchester (2010-present)

• Taught as part of the MRes course in Maternal and Fetal Health. This included 3-day workshops on Genotyping methods and the Use of Animals in research.
• Involved in the direct supervision of undergraduate project student. This included aiding the student with the design of experiments and data analysis.

University of Lancaster (2008-2009)

• Involved in the design and teaching of undergraduate laboratory classes. This included assisting lecturers, helping undergraduate students with their laboratory work and answering any questions.
• College tutor on the board of the senior common room. I had responsibility for mentoring 28 undergraduate students during the academic year 2008-2009 with particular emphasis on helping students with any issues they may have had at University.

My collaborations

Professor Colin Sibley, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK

Professor Phillip Baker, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada

Dr Mark Wareing, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK

Dr Susan Greenwood, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK

Dr Mark Dilworth, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK

Memberships of committees and professional bodies

The Physiological Society, International Federation of Placenta Associations, American Heart Association, SCI.

Methodological knowledge

Techniques used include in situ placental perfusion, clearance of radio-labelled tracers, stereology, western blotting, immunohistochemistry, RT-PCR and myography


2015 PhD Medicine (Human Development), University of Manchester

2009 MSc Biomedical science, Lancaster University

2008 BSc (Hons) Biomedical science, Lancaster University



Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being


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