Abby Fowden

Abby Fowden retirement

Dear all,

Professor Abby Fowden is retiring next month after 45 years as a member of academic staff at Cambridge.  

Abby has made a significant and valued contribution to research and teaching in the Department, including time spent as acting Head of Department and as Head of the School of Biological Sciences of the University of Cambridge.  Her internationally renowned research work has focused on the control of feto-placental growth, metabolism and development, and the long term consequences for adult health.  To date, Abby has published over 300 peer-reviewed articles with 20,000 citations.  Equally important, Abby has mentored and encouraged many young scientists in their own research careers.

There are plans to organise a research symposium for Abby next year but in the meantime, we congratulate Abby on her exemplary research and teaching career, thank her for her encouragement and kindness to colleagues, and wish her well in her retirement. 

The EPG group