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.
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. 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.
The Reproduction Research Group
Led by: Dr Nicky Hudson
T:+44 (0)116 2078766
Reproductive decision-making, parenthood and the use of assisted conception amongst women with Turner Syndrome: an exploratory study
A PhD research scholarship including stipend and tuition fee costs is offered within the Reproduction Research Group at De Montfort University. It is available to UK or EU students who are suitably qualified and have outstanding potential as a researcher.
Applications are invited from UK or EU students with a Master’s degree or good first degree (First, 2:1 or equivalent) in a relevant subject. Doctoral scholarships are available for up to three years full-time study starting October 2015 and provide a bursary of ca. £14,057 pa in addition to University tuition fees.
To receive an application pack, please contact Morgan Erdlenbruch via email at Morgan.Erdlenbruch@dmu.ac.uk. Completed applications should be returned together with two supporting references.
For more information, please click here.
Motherhood on Ice: Our Research in the News
Dr Irenee Daly recently took part in an Al Jazeera documentary on egg freezing - "Motherhood on Ice”, a personal look at one woman's decision to freeze her eggs and the medical and financial implications of the procedure, which transmitted in early December.