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Centre for Reproduction Research

Dedicated to the production of scholarship on the social, cultural and political aspects of human reproduction
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Developing new ways of thinking about human reproduction through the integration of a range of disciplines, approaches and methods

 

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Working collaboratively to produce research that is both theoretically grounded and socially relevant

 

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Welcomes applications from visiting scholars and enquiries about postgraduate study

 

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Offers consultancy services in the field of reproduction

 

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Hosts a range of events and activities relating to scholarship on human reproduction

 

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The Centre for Reproduction Research 

The Centre for Reproduction Research (CRR) is a vibrant, interdisciplinary centre of expertise dedicated to the production of scholarship on the social, cultural and political aspects of human reproduction. Our aim is to develop new ways of thinking about the complexity of human reproduction through the integration of a range of disciplines, approaches and methods.  Our membership includes representation from sociology, psychology, anthropology, science and technology studies, nursing, midwifery, health policy and health sciences. Founded in 2017, the Centre is hosted within the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences at De Montfort, and follows on the success of the former Reproduction Research Group (2010-2017).

                                                                                                               

Our work covers a broad range of cutting-edge topics and has attracted funding from Wellcome Trust, Economic and Social Research Council, National Institute for Health Research, Foundation for Sociology of Health and Illness, national charities and NHS Trusts. We work closely with the end users of our research and believe that the best policy and practice initiatives are based on excellent research with strong theoretical foundations.  The Centre has links with a number of other academic research groups and centres, both nationally and internationally. We welcome invitations and opportunities for new collaborations and initiatives.

 

 Current topics include:

  • Age and reproductive timing
  • Cross-border reproductive travel
  • Egg and mitochondrial donation
  • Egg freezing
  • Ethnicity, religion and assisted conception
  • Gay and lesbian parenthood
  • Genetic disorders and reproductive technologies
  • Men, infertilities, technologies and fatherhood
  • Pregnancy and childbirth
  • Socio-psychological aspects of endometriosis
  • Surrogacy

 

We host a visiting scholar programme and organise a monthly seminar series. Regular meetings are held to discuss scholarly contributions to the field and to assist members with publication projects.  To find out more about our programme of work contact       Dr Nicky Hudson.

 

Contact

The Centre for Reproduction Research

E: rrg@dmu.ac.uk or crr@dmu.ac.uk

 

News

Centre News

The official launch of the Centre for Reproduction Research took place on Monday 24th April. 

 

PhD Studentship Opportunity

De Montfort University Graduate School Full Bursary PhD Scholarship hosted by the new Centre for Reproduction Research.

Project title: Selling hope? Investigating the UK IVF industry and the case of fertility treatment “add-ons”

Commencing: October 2017.

Please see here for further details.

 

CRR Seminar Series

The Centre for Reproduction Research hosts a monthly seminar series.  Please see below for information on our next seminar.

‘Curious Connections: On the relational and personal life significance of donating egg and sperm’.

Wednesday 10th May 2017, 12 – 1.30, Room 4.10 Edith Murphy House, De Montfort University, Leicester.

Speaker: Dr. Petra Nordqvist - The Morgan Centre for the Study of Relationships and Personal Life, University of Manchester.

Further details can be found here.

As places are limited, please email crr@dmu.ac.ukif you wish to attend to secure your place.

 

MitoSoc symposium on ‘The sociology of mitochondrial
disorders and novel reproductive technologies’

Friday 5th May, The BSA Room, Imperial Wharf, Fulham Road, London, SW6 2PY.

This event will be the first to bring together scholars interetsed in developing sociological thinking around mitochondrial donation.  It will also contribute to an interdisciplinary dialogue on the implications of these technologies for policy in the field.

Please see here for full details and registration.

This event will be the first to bring together scholars interested in developing sociological thinking around mitochondrial donation. It will also contribute to an interdisciplinary dialogue on the implications of these technologies for policy in the field.  

 

BSA Human Reproduction Study Group Annual Conference

Tuesday 23rd May 2017, De Montfort University, Leicester

The plenary address will be delivered by Professor Jacqui Gabb, The Open University, on:

Unsettling lesbian motherhood: critical reflections over a generation' (1990-2015).

Please see here for full details and registration.

     

 
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