Projects

Members of the Centre for Reproduction Research (CRR) have led or collaborated on the following current and past projects:

 

 

  • Understanding Klinefelters Syndrome: genetics, gender and reproduction (2017 - 2018). This research aims to bring together an interdisciplinary group to develop a high quality funding application for the ESRC or Wellcome Trust which will explore ‘The intersection of gender, infertility and genes: A sociological exploration of Klinefelter Syndrome’.  The group is led by Dr Esmee Hanna, Leeds Beckett University, and the study team includes Prof Nicky Hudson, De Montfort University. The research is funded by the Foundation For Sociology of Health and Illness.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • The Surviving Crying study (2014-2016). This research project is the first step in developing and evaluating evidence-based NHS services to support parents whose babies cry excessively. The research team are working in collaboration with parents who have had excessively crying babies, Health Visitors across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland, and a number of other partner organisations.  It is funded by the National Institute for Health Research.

 

 

 

 

  • Creating midwifery specific open educational resource materials (2011-2012). The study was led by Bernadette Gregory and Jacqui Williams, De Montfort University, and funded by Jisc.

 

  • Breast feeding baby ‘on the go’ (2011-2012). Working with De Montfort University’s Mile² project, midwifery staff and students collaborated with mums and parents' groups in Leicester to create a 40 page booklet about breastfeeding with practical advice. The project was led for a period by Dr Tina Harris, De Montfort University, and was funded by De Montfort University’s Mile² project.

 

  • Exploring the experiences of Deaf women using maternity services (2011). The study is led by Bernadette Gregory, De Montfort University, and funded by De Montfort University.

 

  • Delivery of Deaf Awareness and Introduction to BSL classes (2010). Within this project Deaf Awareness and Introduction to BSL classes were delivered to De Montfort University students in association with the local Action Deafness organisation. This project was led by Bernadette Gregory, De Montfort University, and Dr Joanna Downes, Action Deafness.

 

 

 

  • Engaging local parents living with a disability (2008). Parent narratives were created and used as educational tools throughout De Montfort University’s Health and Life Sciences Faculty as an online e-learning resource. The study was led by led by Bernadette Gregory, De Montfort University, and funded by the East Midlands Healthcare Workforce Deanery. 

 

 

Details of postgraduate research projects can be found here.

 

 

 

 

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