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Meet our research team
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Dr Rhys Turner-Moore is the project lead and a Reader in Psychology at Leeds Beckett University. They are passionate about participatory research and lead the project's action research workshops.
Dr Lauren Smith is a Lecturer in Psychology at Leeds Beckett University and the Research Fellow on the project. They also carry out the data collection for our digital ethnography.
Dr David Carless is a Reader in the School of Health and Life Sciences at the University of West Scotland. He specialises in narrative inquiry and arts-based research; he leads the qualitative longitudinal research.
Dr Aleks Krotoski is a Social Psychologist at Pillowfort Productions. She specialises in understanding virtual lives and spaces. Aleks leads the digital ethnography.
Professor Georgina Jones is a Health Psychologist at Leeds Beckett University. She specialises in quality of life measurement and decision-making in the context of women's reproductive health. She connects the project with health networks and conducts analyses on the health implications.
Dr Tanya Palmer is a Lecturer in Law at the University of Sussex. She is passionate about making legal issues more accessible to the public. Tanya advises on the legislative and criminal justice implications of the research.
Dr Lucy Frith is a Reader in Bioethics at the University of Manchester. Her research focuses on the social and ethical aspects of healthcare practice, regulation and policy. Lucy is our Public Involvement lead.
Professor Allan Pacey is an Andrologist at the University of Sheffield. He is an academic and clinician specialising in male fertility/sperm. Allan connects the project to health networks and conducts analyses on the health implications of the research.
Francesca Taylor is a Research Assistant on the project. Francesca is also undertaking her PhD at Leeds Beckett University into recipient experiences of online sperm donation. Francesca has expertise in narrative methods and is passionate about reproductive justice. She carries out the data collection for our qualitative longitudinal research.
Lucy Eldred is a Research Assistant on the project. She is also a PhD student at Leeds Beckett University, researching Young Masculinities. She carries out the data collection for our qualitative longitudinal research.