Norah Spears

Jul 23, 2020

Norah Spears, D Phil

Professor of Reproductive Physiology at the Centre for Integrative Physiology, University of Edinburgh, UK
Her interests focus on gonadal development, particularly the ovary. Current research is as part of Edinburgh Fertility Preservation, investigating how chemotherapy treatment can affect the gonads: for young people, effects of cancer treatment on fertility are of great concern, yet the primary site of action of chemotherapeutic drugs on the gonads is still unknown, hampering the development of treatments to mitigate these adverse effects.

Norah has been a member of the society since joining what was then the Society for the Study of Fertility when a postgraduate student in the early 1980s.

When not working, Norah loves getting to further north in Scotland, and also spends a lot of time harvesting and then cooking with her allotment produce in Edinburgh.