Therishnee Moodley

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Dr Moodley is one of the module leads on the Human Clinical Embryology and Assisted Conception MSc programme and an Honorary Senior Clinical Embryologist at Ninewells ACU. She graduated with a Masters in Medical Science degree from Natal Medical School in Durban South Africa, before completing a PhD on “The Importance of Long Chain Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids for Fetal Immune System Maturation and Functions” under the supervision of Professor Michael Crawford at the Institute of Brain Chemistry and Human Nutrition at London Metropolitan University.

She trained as an Embryologist at The Centre for Reproductive Medicine at St. Bartholomews Hospital in London. Dr Moodley was state registered as a Clinical Scientist by the Health and Care Professions Council, and has substantial experience in working in the field as well as training Embryologists.


MSc Clinical Embryology


  1. Moodley Therishnee; Vella Cherelyn; Djahanbakhch Ovrang; Branford-White Christopher J; Crawford Michael A.Arachidonic and docosahexaenoic acid deficits in preterm neonatal mononuclear cell membranes. Implications for the immune response at birth. Nutrition and Health (Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire) 2009;20(2):167-85.
  2. Bitsanis Demetris ; Ghebremeskel Kebreab ; Moodley Therishnee ; Crawford Michael A. ; Djahanbakhch Ovrang. Gestational diabetes mellitus enhances arachidonic and docosahexaenoic acids in placental phospholipids. Lipids 2006, vol. 41, no4, pp. 341-346.
  3. Demetris Bitsanis, Michael A. Crawford, Therishnee Moodley, Holm Holmsen, Kebreab Ghebremeskel and Ovrang Djahanbakhch. Arachidonic Acid Predominates in the Membrane Phosphoglycerides of the Early and Term Human Placenta. Journal of Nutrition 2005; Vol135, pp:2566-2571.
  4. Crawford MA, Golfetto I, Ghebremeskel K, Min Y, Moodley T, Poston L, Phylactos A, Cunnane S, Schmidt W. The potential role for arachidonic and docosahexaenoic acids in protection against some central nervous system injuries in preterm infants. Lipids 2003 Apr; Vol38, No 4, pp:303-15.