Saraid Mcilvride

Saraid Mcilvride


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Research interests

I am a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Maternal and Fetal Disease group, headed by Professor Catherine Williamson. I am interested in the metabolic and physiological adaptations that occur during normal and pathological pregnancy, in particular how changes in metabolism can lead to gestational diabetes mellitus and intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy. 

Research interests (short)

  • Gestational changes in glucose and lipid metabolism
  • Gestational diabetes mellitus
  • Intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy


Biographical details


2014-2017 PhD in Women's Health Research, King's College London

2010-2011 MRes in Biomedical Science, specialising in Reproductive Science and Medicine, St George's, University of London

2006-2010 BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science, University College London

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 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Women's Health, Doctor of Philosophy, Gestational alterations in lipid and glucose metabolism, King's College London

Award Date: 1 May 2018

Master of Research, Impact of prenatal androgens on glucocorticoid metabolism in ovine model of PCOS, St George's, University of London

Award Date: 1 Jan 2011

Bachelor of Science, Role of leptin in developmental origins of obesity, UCL University College London

Award Date: 1 Jan 2010


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