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 and health policy.
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
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, policy 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.
The Reproduction Research Group
Reproduction Research Group Seminar
The Reproduction Research Group, De Montfort University, is delighted to launch our seminar series 2016-17 and to invite you to our first seminar.
Wednesday 30th November 2016,12:00-13:30, Room 2.10 Edith Murphy House, De Montfort University.
Visiting scholar, Dr Alana Cattapan, Dalhousie University, Canada, will be presenting on:
'Constructing Necessity: Evidence and the Public Funding of IVF in Ontario, Canada'
As places are limited, please email email@example.com if you wish to attend to secure your place.
East Midlands Medical Sociology Group Event
You are invited to attend an afternoon seminar organised by the East Midlands Medical Sociology Group and hosted by De Montfort University.
Thursday 1st December 2016, 2.30 – 4.30pm, Room 6.10, Edith Murphy House, De Montfort University, Leicester
Keynote Speaker: Dr Kate Reed, Reader in Medical Sociology, University of Sheffield:
'It might be the end of one thing but the beginning of something else': exploring the role of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) in late pregnancy and early life loss.
Full details and booking information are available here.
Human Reproduction Study Group Winter Event
You are invited to a half day event at De Montfort University organised by the Human Reproduction Study Group entitled: Abortion: past, present, and future.
Monday 5th December 2016, 1pm-5pm, De Montfort University, Leicester.
Full details, cost of attendance and booking information are available here.