Dr Laura Healy
REF Officer
Telephone: (01792) 295797
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Room: Open Plan Office - 403
Fourth Floor
Institute of Life Science 1
Singleton Campus

Appointed as REF Coordinator for Swansea University’s Medical School in October 2015, I have over 20 years’ experience working within the Biomedical Science arena. Prior to taking up my current role, I worked as a Biomedical Scientist within the NHS and as a Project Manager for both a Clinical Research Organisation (Canada) and a Clinical Trial Supply company (UK). In 2015, I was awarded a PhD in Immuno-Biology from Swansea University. Using my skills as a project manager and researcher, i will be supporting SUMS' researchers in readiness for the next REF submission.


  1. & Endometrial cells sense and react to tissue damage during infection of the bovine endometrium via interleukin 1. Scientific Reports 4, 7060
  2. & Polarised bovine endometrial epithelial cells vectorially secrete prostaglandins and chemotactic factors under physiological and pathological conditions. Reproduction 145(1), 57-72.
  3. & Polarized Epithelial Cells Secrete Interleukin 6 Apically in the Bovine Endometrium. Biology of Reproduction 92(6), 151-151.

Career History

Start Date End Date Position Held Location
2018 Present REF2021 Panel Secretariat HEFCE- Part time secondment
2015 Present REF Coordinator Swansea University Medical School
2013 2015 Clinical Trial Supply Project Manager PCI, Bridgend, Wales
2010 2015 PhD Immunobiology Swansea University Medical School
2008 2010 Project Manager Charles River Laboratories, Quebec, Canada
1998 2007 Biomedical Scientist NHS, UK