The Research Team

The study was led by Professor Lorraine Culley at De Montfort University in Leicester, and was carried out by an interdisciplinary team with expertise in the areas of sociology, psychology and reproductive medicine.

Principal Investigator

Prof. Lorraine Culley, Professor of Social Science and Health, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK.


Dr. Nicky Hudson, Senior Research Fellow, School of Applied Social Sciences, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK.

Dr. Helene Mitchell, Senior Lecturer in Psychology, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK.

Prof. Elaine Denny, Professor of Health Sociology, Centre for Health and Social Care Research, Birmingham City University, Birmingham, UK.

Dr. Nick Raine-Fenning, Reader in Reproductive Medicine and Surgery Division of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, School of Clinical Sciences, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK.


The team was supported by:

Tom Moore, External Project Administrator, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK.

Caroline Law, Research Assistant, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK.

Contact the team by emailing Caroline Law at or by calling 0116 2506124.
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