Centre for Reproduction Research news and events

Join us for the next seminar in the  Centre for Reproduction Research semianr series:

Tuesday 10 October 2023 14:00-15:00 BST, Virtual on Microsoft Teams

Dr Sandra P. González Santos

Re-examining Assisted Reproduction in Mexico: Scientific, Political and Cultural Interactions

Please see the seminar abstract and speaker biography for full details.

Registration instructions: The seminar will take place virtually. If you would like to attend this seminar visit CRR Seminar Series Microsoft Forms October 2023 to register your place by Friday 6 October. We will be in touch before the seminar with details of how to access it on the day. 

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Please see below for information on the seminars and events we have hosted for the 2022 -23 series.


  • Wednesday 10th June, 2023, 12noon - 1.30pm. PhDs in progress session: Two of our PhD students presented an overview of their research:

-      Fahad Hossain: 'Reproductive decision making in the context of chronic illness: a qualitative  relational investigation of couples' desires and plans to have children'.

-      Kate Pleace: 'Women's lived experience of primary ovarian insufficiency'.

  • Wednesday 10th May, 2023, 12noon - 1pm. Dr Aimee GrantSwansea University, 'Autistic people's experiences of maternity care: the double empathy problem illustrated'.
  • Wednesday 8 February 2023, 12 noon - 1pm. Dr Andrea Ford, University of Edinburgh: 'Near Birth: Doulas, cultural values, and embodied futures in Californian childbearing'.

  • Monday 17th October 2022, 12 noon -1pm. Dr Riikka Homanen, Tampere University: 'The gamete donor register as kinship device and technology of belonging: State-organized openness in the Nordic context of transnational egg donation'.



Please see below for information on the seminars and events we have hosted for the 2021-22 series. 

  • Thursday 20th May 2021, the Centre for Reproduction Research hosted the Human Reproduction Study Group Summer Event funded by the British Sociological Assocaition. The symposium included a keynote address from Dr Patricia Hamilton, from University College London, 'Dupes or revolutionaries? Lived expereinces of reproducing blackness'. A full event programme is avaialble here. For more information about the event please contact cathy.herbrand@dmu.ac.uk or kbaldwin@dmu.ac.uk


  • Thursday 28th April, 10.30-11.30. Vanessa Mantilla Salazar, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain, 'Therapeutic itineraries of women seeking medical treatment of endometriosis. An anthropological analysis in Catalonia context'


  • Wednesday 6th April, 12-1.30 - PhD in Progress Seminar. Andrew Coutts, De Montfort University, 'Men's experiences of infertility and its treatment: Using Experience Based Co-Design to improve care' and Sitira Williams, De Montfort University, 'The lived experiences of transgender and gender-expansive youth (TGEY) transitioning and parental dynamics across the UK: An Intersectionality Approach'


  • Wednesday 16th March, 12-1.30 (in collaboration with the Institute of Health, Health Policy and Social Care Research, De Montfort University). Dr Sally Ruane, Reader in Social Policy, DMU, ‘Plans for the reorganisation of inpatient maternity services in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland’ and Ebunoluwa Makinde, PhD student, DMU, presented on her study on Black women’s experiences and perspectives of perinatal care 


  • Tuesday 25th January, 12-1 - Prof Felicity Boardman, University of Warwick. ‘Disability, Impairment and the Future of Reproductive Genomics’ 


  • Monday 6th December, 12-1 - Dr Charlotte Jones, Research Fellow, Wellcome Centre for Cultures and Environments of Health, University of Exeter. ‘Beyond narratives of choice: Reproductive support and community solidarities for people with variations of sex characteristics’ 


  • Wednesday 20 October, 12-1pm, Dr Sarah Seaton, Research Fellow, University of Leicester (in collaboration with the Institute of Health, Health Policy and Social Care Research, De Montfort University). ‘How parents experience and cope with their child being admitted to PICU’ 


Information about our previous events.