Gabriella has been awarded an ESRC scholarship to study the ecology of the menstrual cycle.
Her DPhil Project
This project aims to investigate whether premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is the manifestation of environmentally-induced inflammation. The experience of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) varies between individuals and across populations, but the causes of such variation are not fully understood. The proposed research will be the first to test the hypothesis that variation in inflammatory markers during the premenstrual experience is partially explained by environmental factors, both internal (infection) and external (social expectation of the premenstrual experience).