Job: Professor of Medical Sociology
Faculty: Health and Life Sciences
School/department: School of Applied Social Sciences
Research group(s): Centre for Reproduction Research - Centre Director
Address: De Montfort, University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH.
T: +44 (0)116 207 8766
Social Media: https://twitter.com/nicky_hudson
Nicky Hudson is a medical sociologist with particular expertise in social and cultural significance of reproduction, infertility and assisted reproductive technologies. Her work also focuses on the sociology of chronic illness. Uniting these themes is an emphasis on intersectionalities and questions of individual-biomedicine-society relations. She has received funding for her work from the Economic and Social Research Council, the Wellcome Trust, Foundation for Sociology of Health and Illness and the National Institute for Health Research. Her research is characterised by a strong commitment to interdisciplinary collaboration, social translation and impact.
She leads the Centre for Reproduction Research, an interdisciplinary centre of expertise dedicated to the production of scholarship on the social, cultural and political aspects of human reproduction based in the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences. The Centre has representation from sociology, psychology, anthropology, science and technology studies, nursing, midwifery, health policy and health sciences.
I supervise students on the following subjects:
Current research projects:
Previous research projects:
Visualising reproduction in medical, social and historical contexts: an interdisciplinary enquiry. DMU Revolving Investment Fund. October 17-July 2018. Co applicant with B Pichel.
ENDOPART 2: developing a knowledge exchange partnership and improving support in endometriosis. DMU. Higher Education Innovation Fund. October 2015-July 2016. Principle Investigator.
Egg Donation in Europe: an international workshop. DMU. Revolving Investment Fund. October 2014-July 2015. Principle Investigator.
European network for research on men, in/fertilities and assisted conception. DMU Revolving Investment Fund. October 2011-July 2012. Co-applicant with L Culley & W Norton.
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