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Dr Kylie Baldwin

Job: Senior Lecturer

Faculty: Health and Life Sciences

School/department: School of Allied Health Sciences

Address: De Montfort, University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH.

T: +44 (0)116 257 7735

E: KBaldwin@dmu.ac.uk

W: www.dmu.ac.uk/hls

 

Personal profile

Kylie Baldwin is a Sociologist with an interest in women’s health, reproduction, (in)fertility, gender and reproductive technologies.

She completed her doctoral research at DMU in 2016 which explored women’s use and experience of a new form of fertility preservation: social egg freezing. Her work has received significant coverage in the news media and has been discussed on the BBC, in the Guardian, The Times and Daily Mail. Kylie currently teaches on the Sociology and Health Studies programme at DMU.

Publications and outputs 

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Research interests/expertise

  • Sociology of Health, Illness and Medicine
  • Social Egg Freezing
  • Fertility Preservation
  • Ageing and Fertility
  • Infertility and Involuntary Childlessness
  • Users experience of Assisted Reproductive Technologies

Areas of teaching

Kylie teaches across the Sociology and Health Studies programme delivering modules in Medical Sociology, Research Methods, and Gender.

Qualifications

  • BA Sociology (First Class) University of Leicester
  • MSc Social Research (Merit) University of Leicester

Membership of professional associations and societies

  • Member of British Sociological Association
  • Co-convenor of the British Sociological Association Human Reproduction Study Group
  • Convenor of Postgraduate Social Scientists in Assisted Reproduction (PG-SSiAR)

Conference attendance

    Selected Conference Attendance:
  • British Sociological Association Annual Medical Sociology Conference, Aston University 9th September 2016, Compelled to try: social egg freezing and reproductive citizenship
  • Reproductive rights, new reproductive technologies and the European fertility market, 19-20 November 2015 Santander, Spain 'Social egg freezing: a rational market choice?
  • 2nd International Symposium on Social Egg Freezing, Barcelona 6th March 2015, The importance and relevance of 'critical experiences’ in understanding women's motivations for social egg freezing: experiences from the UK
  • Department of Medical Ethics and History of Medicine Goettingen University, Germany, Postponed Motherhood and the Ethics of the Family-14th October 2014 at Goettingen University, Germany. ‘Frozen futures: The profile and motivations of women who freeze their eggs for ‘social’ reasons’

Professional esteem indicators

Reviewer for: Sociology of Health and Illness, Human Fertility, Reproductive Biomedicine Online, Human Reproduction.

External examiner at the Open University

Media interest and publicity 

Kylie's research has received widespread media attention and has featured in the following outputs: The Guardian, The Telegraph, BBC Radio 4, BBC World, The Times, The Independent, Marie Claire and The Pool.

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