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Projects

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

  • Egg Donation in the UK, Belgium and Spain: an interdisciplinary study (EDNA) (2017).  The aim of this study is to explore the motivations, decision-making and experiences of women who provide their eggs for use in infertility treatment in a European context.  The study is led by Dr Nicky Hudson, De Montfort University, and is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council.

 

 

 

  • Postponing Childbirth, Extending Fertility? Biotechnologies and Transformations of Reproductive Life (2016).  This symposium invited key authors, researchers and other stakeholders in the field to join us in exploring and reflecting on this growing body of work and the ways in which the lifecourse and 'life itself' (Rose 2007) are being reconfigured by technologies of age and timing. It was led by Dr Nicky Hudson, De Montfort University and was funded by the School of Applied Social Sciences, De Montfort University and the Wellcome Trust.

 

 

 

  • 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.

 

 

  • The experience and ethics of egg donation: an international workshop (2014).  This research explored public and professional perceptions of oocyte donation and banking and the motivations and experiences of egg providers.  The workshop was led by Dr Nicky Hudson, De Montfort University and was funded by De Montfort University's Revolving Investment Fund and the Foundation For Sociology of Health and Illness.

 

 

  • 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 PhD projects can be found here.

 

 

 

 

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