Women’s Health Week 2021


Women’s Health Week is a nation-wide campaign of events and online activities – all centred on improving women’s health and helping you to make healthier choices.

In celebration of the week, we’re sharing a free presentation taken from our Women’s Health online learning module. In this 1 hour presentation Dr Jim Parker explores the link between oestrogen, metabolism and circadian rhythm in women’s health and covers:

  • E2, circadian rhythms and metabolism
  • Metabolism
  • Circadian rhythms and clocks
  • Oestrogen: metabolic and reproductive
  • Clinical implications


Dr Jim Parker, Obstetrician, Gynaecologist and Endoscopic Surgeon

Dr Jim Parker obtained a Bachelor of Medicine Degree in 1986 and worked in General Practice for a number of years. He completed his Specialist Degree in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in 1998 and has been an advocate for minimally invasive surgery and minimising obstetric intervention. Dr Parker has published research articles on preterm labour, obstetric emergencies, endoscopic surgery and nutritional and environmental aspects of polycystic ovary syndrome.

Dr Parker is passionate about the role of nutritional and environmental factors in the prevention of gynaecological health problems and the epidemic of chronic diseases in general. He is committed to ensuring that medical students, general practitioners and specialists receive education and training in the rapidly developing area of the nutritional medicine.


We hope you enjoy, and check out the Women’s Health module if you’re interested in delving deeper into this topic.