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Dr Pia Ostergaard

Dr Pia Ostergaard

Reader in Human Genetics and Head of Genetics Research Centre,
St George's, University of London

Pia returned to research in 2005 with a Daphne Jackson Trust Fellowship, having taken a career break to raise her children. Following her Fellowship, Pia continued her research into the genetics of primary lymphoedema, on a part-time basis in collaboration with St George’s Hospital, London whilst also working for the Daphne Jackson Trust as Senior Fellowship Advisor. In 2013 Pia was appointed as a full-time lecturer at St George’s. In 2012, she was awarded Red’s magazine Hot Women Power Part-Timer Award. In 2018, she was presented with a Lymphatic Education & Research Network and Gordon Research Conferences Career Achievement award as recognition for her significant contribution to lymphatic research.

  • Outlining my not so straight career path
  • Sharing the help I received to return and progress my career
  • Working part-time in Science is possible