• 30 Citations
  • 2 h-Index

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Personal profile

Personal profile

My key research interests are regarding environmental chemicals and their subsequent impact on reproductive health. My current work supports a PhD student to investigate chemical load within the Thoroughbred breeding stallion, support by the HorseRace Betting and Levy Board. 

I regularly continue to collaborate with colleagues at The University of Nottingham to also continue investigating the dog as a sentinel model for human exposure to environmental chemicals. 

With reagrd to my teaching, I teach undergradautes about the Research Process, Animal Genetics, A range of Therapy focussed modules and Fundamental skills to succeed within their university degree programme. 

Education/Academic qualification

Veterinary Medicine and Science, PhD, The University of Nottingham


Award Date: 18 Jul 2017

Equine Sports Science , BSc (Hons), Nottingham Trent University


Award Date: 17 Jul 2012

External positions

Review Editor for Frontiers in Veterinary Science: Animal Reproduction – Theriogenology

Jun 2019 → …

Society of Reproduction Early Career Council Representative

Jan 2018Jan 2020

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Research Output

  • 30 Citations
  • 2 h-Index
  • 3 Journal Article

The dog as a sentinel species for environmental effects on human fertility

Sumner, R., Harris, I., Van Der Mescht, M., Byers, A., England, G. & Lea, R., May 2020, In : Reproduction. 159, 6, p. 265-276 11 p., 159.

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Open Access
  • Independent and combined effects of diethylhexyl phthalate and polychlorinated biphenyl 153 on sperm quality in the human and dog

    Sumner, R., Tomlinson, M., Craigon, J., England, G. C. W. & Lea, R. G., 4 Mar 2019, In : Scientific Reports. 9, 3409 (2019) .

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal Article

    Open Access
  • 10 Citations (Scopus)
    17 Downloads (Pure)

    Environmental chemicals impact dog semen quality in vitro and may be associated with a temporal decline in sperm motility and increased cryptorchidism

    Lea, R. G., Byers, A. S., Sumner, R. N., Rhind, S. M., Zhang, Z., Freeman, S. L., Moxon, R., Richardson, H. M., Green, M., Craigon, J. & England, G. C. W., 16 Aug 2016, In : Scientific Reports. 6

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    Open Access
  • 20 Citations (Scopus)