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Ms Sasha Loyal

Job: PhD Student

Faculty: Health and Life Sciences

School/department: School of Applied Social Sciences

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

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Personal profile

Sasha Loyal is a PhD student with a keen interest in reproductive timing, experiences of infertility, family formation amongst different religious and ethnic minority groups and gender differences.

She is currently undertaking her PhD research exploring the perceptions of reproductive timing within British South Asian communities, funded by De Montfort University Research Scholarship.  She has previously conducted research at DMU exploring the experiences of infertile men.

Research group affiliations

Key research outputs

  • MSc dissertation: “The Role of Online Forums for Men Affected with Infertility”

Research interests/expertise

  • Reproductive timing amongst ethnic minority groups
  • Perceptions/awareness of ageing and childbearing
  • Fertility trends
  • Experiences of infertility
  • Gender differences
  • Intersectionality


  • BSc (Hons) Psychology, De Montfort University
  • MSc Health Psychology, De Montfort University

Honours and awards

  • Poster 4th prize winner, DMU's Annual Poster Competition for Research Degree Students, 2017
  • High Flyers PhD Scholarship, 2016-2019

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