skip to content


Reproductive Sociology Research Group


Erica Haimes was the Founding Executive Director of the PEALS (Policy, Ethics and Life Sciences) Research Centre (1998-2008) where she is now Professorial Fellow; she is also Professor of Sociology in the School of Geography, Politics and Sociology, Newcastle University. Her research interests include: interdisciplinary research on social, ethical and legal aspects of the life sciences; reproductive and genetic technologies; the socio-ethical aspects of the provision of human tissue for research, and the relationship between states, families and medicine with a focus on assisted conception.She runs the the PARTS (Provision and Acquisition of Reproductive Tissue for Science) International Research Network.

Professor Sociology at Newcastle University
Lent Term 2013
 Erica  Haimes