Laura Pellatt

Dr Laura Pellatt BSc (Hons), PhD, FHEA

Lecturer in Biomedical Sciences

Dr Laura Pellatt studied BSc (Hons) in Biomedical Science from 1998-2002 at the University of Bradford, during which she undertook an intercalation year at St George's University of London.  During this year, she worked with Professor Catherine Wilson investigating the hormonal influences on sexual differentiation. 

After graduating in 2002, Dr Pellatt returned to St George's to undertake a part time PhD whilst working as a laboratory technician in the department of obstetrics and gynaecology. Her PhD and postdoctoral research involved investigating whether there was a beneficial effect of metformin on ovarian steroidogenesis and examining the function of anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) in the ovary to understand whether the high levels in some women with polycystic ovary syndrome contributed to the cause of anovulation.  This work was presented annually at the meeting of the endocrine society, USA as well as at the World congress of gynaecological endocrinology and the European congress of endocrinology.  This research was funded by the medical research council, which gave Dr Pellatt the opportunity to travel and work with Professor Evan Simpson at Monash University in Melbourne in 2008.

After leaving St George's, University of London in 2011, she has worked as a lecturer and programme leader of the foundation degree programmes in biomedical science and pharmaceutical science at London south east colleges in Bromley, a partnership college of the University of Greenwich.

Dr Pellatt joined the faculty of engineering and science in January 2019 as a lecturer in biomedical science. She is the module leader for introduction to medical science (level 4) and cellular and molecular pathology (level 5) also contributing to the practical and professional skills, and the fundamental biology and physiology modules.

Dr Pellatt is link tutor for the science programmes run at London south east colleges, Bromley.

Responsibilities within the university

Module leader:

  • Introduction to medical science
  • Cellular and molecular pathology

Link tutor for the science degree programmes at London south east colleges, Bromley.

Recognition

Fellow of the IBMS

Member of the Royal Society of Biology

Research / Scholarly interests

Dr Pellatt's research interests are focussed on reproductive endocrinology, specifically female fertility, primarily polycystic ovary syndrome with its association with the metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular disease.