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Reproductive Sociology Research Group


Marieke recently completed her PhD, supervised by Professor Sarah Franklin, in the Department of Sociology. Marieke's research was funded by Wellcome, and concerned the debates about human embryo research that followed the clinical translation of IVF in the 1980s. In particular, it focused on the role of the reproductive biologist Dr Anne McLaren, extrapolating from her life and work to better understand the role of biological models and biologists in public deliberations on biotechnology and reproductive medicine.

Marieke is now in the process of building on her research through various creative projects that explore how social futures can be imagined creatively through science. This will include a documentary, a popular book and exhibitions that encourage scientists, artists and non-specialists to collaborate. Marieke is always open to collaborating and is keen to hear of funding opportunities. Please visit her website to get in touch.


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