Dr Paul BrownbillPhD

Research Fellow

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I study human placental physiology and toxicology. My expertise includes transplacental transfer of solute and water, the transplacental paracellular route and the regulation of fetoplacental vascular tone. I am a Principal Investigator on industrial collaborations as well as translation driven research investigating the aetiology of compromised fetoplacental blood flow in relation to the fetoplacental endothelium and evaluating the safety of potential therapies for fetal growth restriction and preeclampsia. I am interested in maternal and fetal blood flow; and participating in an international network of placental physiologists, pathologists, biophysicists and mathematical modellers interested in understanding this in relation to normal placental sufficiency and in pathological pregnancies.

I am leading an international consortium (PlaNet) of placental physiologists, biophysicists, mathematicians and industrialists to promote human placental models towards regulated testing systems to better understand the reproductive toxicology effects of the human exposome.

Social responsibility

Annual hosting of A-level students on work-experince placements.

Associate of Greenhead College "PAWS" program

Speaker to various ProBus (retired business womens meetings)



Memberships of committees and professional bodies

  • British Microcirculation Society
  • Fetal & Neonatal Physiological Society
  • International Federation of Placenta Associations
  • European Placenta Group
  • Blair Bell Research Society
  • Physiological Society
  • NC3Rs non-animal testing (NATs) specialist interest group

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