Reproduction Research Group
The Reproduction Research Group at De Montfort University is a multi-disciplinary group based in the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences. The group has representation from sociology, biomedicine, psychology and midwifery.
Academic staff and research students aligned with the reproduction group have a wide range of research interests relating to the broad area of reproductive and women’s health. Research funding sources include the ESRC, NIHR and the charitable sector.
Current research undertaken by the group includes:
Social aspects of infertility and assisted conception
Ethnicity, religion and assisted conception
Men in/fertilities and reproductive technologies
Socio-psychological aspects of endometriosis
Breast cancer and reproduction
The reproductive health and well-being of lesbians
The independent midwife
The social, psychological and spiritual context of childbearing and women’s reproductive health
The management of labour
The role of fathers in neo-natal care
The experiences of pregnant women who are obese
The experiences of parents with disabilities in maternity services
Most projects have a strong applied focus, designed to impact policy, service delivery and quality of care in reproductive health and the education of healthcare professionals.
The reproduction research group works collaboratively with several other research groups and centres at De Montfort University including the Nursing and Midwifery Research Centre, the Mary Seacole Research Centre and the Health Policy Research Unit.
We are keen to extend our collaboration with colleagues in other academic institutions and in the NHS.
PhD Studentship Opportunity
Available in the Social Aspects of Infertility and Assisted Reproductive Technologies. Starting in October 2013, a bursery is available, click here for further information.
The Reproduction Research Group
Led by:Prof Lorraine Culley
T:+44 (0)116 257 7753