Reproduction Research Group
The Reproduction Research Group at De Montfort University is a vibrant, multi-disciplinary research group based in the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences. The group has representation from sociology, anthropology, psychology, nursing and midwifery.
What makes our group unique and exciting is the diverse character of our membership and our interdisciplinary approach to researching current issues in human reproduction.
Our research focuses on the social study of on a number of cutting-edge themes:
- Cross-border reproductive travel
- Egg and mitochondrial donation
- Egg freezing
- Age and reproductive timing
- Genetic disorders and reproductive technologies
- Health, pregnancy and childbirth
- Men, infertilities, technologies and fatherhood
- Socio-psychological aspects of endometriosis
- Gay and lesbian parenthood
- Ethnicity, religion and assisted conception
- Midwifery and the management of labour
Research funding sources include the Economic and Social Research Council, National Institute for Health Research, Foundation for Sociology of Health and Illness and the charitable sector.
We meet every two weeks for seminars, reading groups and business meetings. To find out more about our meetings contact Reproduction Research Group lead Dr Nicky Hudson
The Reproduction Research Group
Most projects have a strong applied focus, designed to impact policy, service delivery and quality of carein reproductive health and the education of healthcare professionals. Many of these projects involve representatives from practice, police and patient and user organisations.
The Reproduction Research Group has links and works collaboratively with several other academic research groups and centres nationally and internationally. We also collaborate with colleagues across De Montfort University including the Health Policy Research Unit, Nursing and Midwifery Research Centre and the Mary Seacole Research Centre.
The group also offers consultancy services in the field of reproduction. Read more about our consultancy work here.
We are recruiting!
Reproduction Research Group
Part time, 0.5 FTE Maternity Cover for 12 months or upon the return of the postholder, whichever is earliest
We are seeking a part-time Research Fellow to join the Reproduction Research Group, a growing, mutli-disciplinary research group at De Montfort University. You will be involved in helping to develop new work around the group's key research priorities as well as contributing to current and on-going projects. Your role will be to carry out scoping reviews, to assist with funding applications, to contribute to existing projects and to organise meetings, seminars and conferences.
You will have or be close to completing a PhD in a relevant Social Science and have a good understanding of reproductive health and social research. You will be able to work as part of a team as well as under your own iniative and have excellent organisational skills and attention to detail.
For more information, please contact Dr Nicky Hudson: email@example.com