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Professor Susan Golombok

Director, Centre for Family Research

Professor of Family Research

Professorial Fellow, Newnham College


Office Phone: (+44) 01223 334511

Biography:

Susan Golombok is Professor of Family Research and Director of the Centre for Family Research at the University of Cambridge. Her research examines the impact of new family forms on parenting and child development, specifically lesbian mother families, gay father families, single mothers by choice and families created by assisted reproductive technologies including in vitro fertilisation (IVF), donor insemination, egg donation and surrogacy. Her research has not only challenged commonly held assumptions about these families but also has contested widely held theories of child development by demonstrating that structural aspects of the family, such as the number, gender, sexual orientation, and genetic relatedness of parents, is less important for children’s psychological wellbeing than the quality of family relationships. In addition to academic papers she is the author of Parenting: What really counts? and co-author of Bottling it Up, Gender Development, and Growing up in a Lesbian Family.

Key Publications

i) Papers

Golombok, S., Mellish, L., Jennings, S., Casey, P., Tasker, F. & Lamb, M. (2014) Adoptive gay father families: Parent-child relationships and children’s psychological adjustment. Child Development, 85, No. 2, 456-468.doi: 10.1111/cdev.12155 

Jennings, S., Mellish, L., Casey, P., Tasker, F., Lamb, M., & Golombok, S. (2014) Why adoption? Gay, lesbian and heterosexual adoptive parents’ reasons for adoptive parenthood? Adoption Quarterly. doi:10.1080/10926755.2014.891549

Zadeh, S., Freeman, T., & Golombok, S. (2014). Ambivalent identities of single women using sperm donation: Initial psychosocial insights. International Review of Social Psychology, 27, No. 3, 97-123. 

Blake, L., Casey, P., Jadva, V. & Golombok, S. (2013) “I was quite amazed”: Donor conception and parent-child relationships from the perspective of the child. Children and Society, doi:10.1111/chso.12014. 

Gurtin, Z., Ahuja, K. & Golombok, S. (2013) Egg-share donors’ and recipients’ knowledge, motivations and concerns: Clinical and policy implications. Clinical Ethics, 7, 183-192. 

Casey, P, Jadva, V., Readings, J., Blake, L. & Golombok, S. (2013). Families created by donor insemination: Father-child relationships at age 7. Journal of Marriage and Family, 75, 858-870. Doi:10.1111/jomf.12043. 

Golombok, S., Blake, L., Casey, P., Roman, G., & Jadva, V. (2013) Children born through reproductive donation: A longitudinal study of child adjustment. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 54, 653-660. doi:10.1111/jcpp.12015. 

Golombok, S. (2013) Families created by reproductive donation. Child Development Perspectives, 7(1), 61-65. 

Blake, L., Casey, P., Jadva, V., & Golombok, S. (2012) Marital stability and quality in families created by assisted reproductive technologies: A follow-up study. Reproductive BioMedicine Online, 25(7), 678-683. 

Imrie, S., Jadva, V. & Golombok, S. (2012). The long-term psychological health of surrogate mothers and their families. Fertility and Sterility, S46, 98.  

Jadva, V., Casey, P., Blake, L. & Golombok, S. (2012) Surrogacy families ten years on: Relationship with the surrogate, decisions over disclosure and children’s understanding of their surrogacy origins. Human Reproduction, 27, 3008-3014.  

Gurtin, Z., Ahuja, K. & Golombok, S. (2012) Egg sharing, consent and exploitation: Examining egg-share donors’ and recipients’ circumstances and retrospective reflections. Reproductive BioMedicine Online, 24(7), 698-708. 

Freeman, T. & Golombok, S. (2012) Donor insemination: A follow up study of disclosure decisions, child adjustment and family relationships at adolescence. Reproductive BioMedicine Online, 25, 193-203. 

Golombok, S., Rust, J., Zervoulis, K, Golding, J. & Hines, M. (2012) Continuity in sex-typed behaviour from preschool to adolescence: A longitudinal general population study from 3-13 years. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 41, No. 3, 591-597. 

Gurtin, Z., Ahuja, K., & Golombok, S. (2012) Emotional and relational aspects of egg-sharing: Egg-share donors’ and recipients’ feelings about each other, each other’s treatment outcome, and any resulting children. Human Reproduction, 1690-1701. 

Jadva, V., Casey, P., Readings, J., Blake, L. & Golombok, S. (2011) A longitudinal study of recipients’ views and experiences of intra-family egg donation. Human Reproduction, 26(10), 2777-2782.

Golombok, S., Casey, P., Readings, J., Blake, L., Marks, A. & Jadva, V. (2011) Families created through surrogacy: Mother-child relationships and children’s psychological adjustment at age 7. Developmental Psychology, 47, No. 6, 1579-1578.  

Golombok, S., Readings, J., Blake, L., Casey, P., Mellish, L., Marks, A. & Jadva, V. (2011) Children conceived by gamete donation: The impact of openness about donor conception on psychological adjustment and parent-child relationships at age 7. Journal of Family Psychology, 25, No. 2, 230-239. 

Jadva, V., Freeman, T., Kramer, W. & Golombok, S. (2011) Sperm and egg donors’ experiences of anonymous donation and subsequent contact with their donor offspring. Human Reproduction, 26, No. 3, 638-645. 

Readings, J., Blake, L., Casey, P. Jadva, V. & Golombok, S. (2011) Secrecy, openness and everything in between: Decisions of parents of children conceived by donor insemination, egg donation and surrogacy. Reproductive Biomedicine Online, 22(5), 485-495. 

Blake, L., Casey, P., Readings, J., Jadva, V. & Golombok, S. (2010) “Daddy ran out of tadpoles”: How parents tell their children that they are donor conceived, and what their 7 year olds understand. Human Reproduction, 25, No 10, 2527-2534.

Jadva, V., Hines, M., & Golombok, S. (2010) Infants’ preferences for toys, colors and shapes: Sex differences and similarities. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 39, 1261-1273.

Jadva, V., Freeman, T., Kramer, W. & Golombok, S. (2010) Experiences of offspring searching for and contacting their donor siblings and donor. Reproductive BioMedicine Online, 20, 523-532.

Rust, J., Bennun, I., Crowe, M. & Golombok, S. (2010) The Golombok Rust Inventory of Marital State (GRIMS) Sexual and Relationship Therapy, 25, No. 1, 48-53. Reprinted from Sexual and Marital Therapy, 1, No. 1, 1986, 55-60. 

Golombok, S. & Badger, S. (2010) Children raised in fatherless families from infancy: A follow-up of children of lesbian and single heterosexual mothers in early adulthood.  Human Reproduction, 25, No. 1, 150-157. 

Jadva, V., Badger, S., Morrisette, M. & Golombok, S. (2009) “Mom by choice, single by life’s circumstance….” Findings from a large scale survey of the experiences of women who are ‘single mothers by choice’. Human Fertility, 12, 175-184. 

Owen, L. & Golombok, S. (2009) Families created by assisted reproduction: Parent-child relationships in late adolescence. Journal of Adolescence, 32, 835-848. 

Jadva, V., Freeman, T., Kramer, W. & Golombok, S. (2009) The experiences of adolescents and adults conceived by sperm donation: Comparisons by age of disclosure and family type. Human Reproduction, 24, No 8, 1909-1919.

Golombok, S., Owen, L., Blake, L., Murray, C & Jadva, V. (2009) Parent-child relationships and the psychological well-being of 18-year-old adolescents conceived by in vitro fertilisation. Human Fertility, 12, No. 2, 63-72.

Freeman, T., Jadva, V., Kramer, W. & Golombok, S. (2009) Gamete donation: Parents experiences of searching for their child’s donor siblings and donor. Human Reproduction, 24, No. 3, 505-516. 

Golombok, S., Rust, J., Zervoulis, K., Croudace, T., Golding, J. & Hines, M. (2008) Developmental trajectories of sex-typed behaviour in boys and girls: A longitudinal general population study of children aged 2.5-8 years. Child Development, 79, 1583-1593. 

Rust, J., Derogatis, L., Rodenberg, C., Koochaki, P., Schmitt, S. & Golombok, S. (2007) Development and validation of a new screening tool for Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder: the Brief Profile of Female Sexual Function (B-PFSF). Gynecological Endocrinology, 23, No. 11, 638-644. 

MacCallum, F. & Golombok, S. (2007) Embryo donation families: mothers’ decisions regarding disclosure of donor conception. Human Reproduction, 22, No. 11, 2888-2895. 

Freeman, T., Golombok, S., Olivennes, F., Ramogida, C., Rust, J. & the Follow Up Team. (2007) Psychological assessment of mothers and their assisted reproduction triplets at age 3 years. Reproductive BioMedicine Online

Golombok, S., Olivennes, F., Ramogida, C., Freeman, T. & Rust, J. (2007) Parenting and the psychological development of a representative sample of triplets conceived by assisted reproduction. Human Reproduction, 22, No. 11, 2896-2902. 

MacCallum, F., Golombok, S. & Brinsden, P. (2007) Parenting and child development in families with a child conceived by embryo donation. Journal of Family Psychology, 21, 278-287. 

Golombok, S., Murray, C., Jadva, V., Lycett, E., MacCallum, F. & Rust, J. (2006) Non-genetic and non-gestational parenthood: Consequences for parent-child relationships and the psychological well-being of mothers, fathers and children at age 3. Human Reproduction, 21, 1918-1924.

Golombok, S., MacCallum, F., Murray, C., Lycett, E. & Jadva, V. (2006) Surrogacy families: Parental functioning, parent-child relationships and children’s psychological development at age 2. Journal of Child Psychology & Psychiatry, 47, No 2, 213-222. 

Murray, C., MacCallum, F. & Golombok, S. (2006) Families created by egg donation: Follow-up at age 12. Fertility & Sterility, 85, No 3, 610-618. 

Murray, C. & Golombok, S. (2005) Solo mothers and their donor insemination infants: Follow-up at age 2 years. Human Reproduction, 20, No 6, 1655-1660. 

Olivennes, F., Golombok, S., Ramogida, C. Rust, J. & the Follow Up Team (2005) Behavioural and cognitive development as well as family functioning of twins conceived by assisted reproduction: findings from a large population study. Fertility & Sterility, 84, No 3, 725-733. 

Iervolino, A., Hines, M., Golombok, S., Rust, J. & Plomin, R. (2005) Genetic and environmental influences on sex-typed behavior in pre-school children: A study of 2,426 same-sex twin pairs at 3 and 4 years of age. Child Development, 76, No. 4, 826-840.

Murray, C. & Golombok, S. (2005) Going it alone: Solo mothers and their infants conceived by donor insemination. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 75, No 2, 242-253. 

Golombok, S. (2005) Unusual families. Reproductive Biomedicine Online, 10, No 1, 9-12. 

Lycett, E., Daniels, K., Curson, R. & Golombok, S. (2005) School-age children conceived by donor insemination: a study of parents’ disclosure patterns. Human Reproduction, 20, No. 3, 810-819. 

Golombok, S., Jadva, V., Lycett, E., Murray, C. & MacCallum, F. (2005) Families created by gamete donation: Follow-up at age 2. Human Reproduction, 20, No 1, 286-293. 

McHorney, C., Rust, J., Golombok, S., Davis, S., Bouchard, C., Brown, C., Basson, R., Sarti, C., Kuznicki, J., Rodenberg, C. & Derogatis, L. (2004) The Profile of Female Sexual Function (PFSF): A patient-based, international, psychometric instrument for the assessment of hypoactive sexual desire in oophorectomized women. Menopause, 11, No. 4, 474-483. 

Golombok, S., Lycett, E., MacCallum, F., Jadva, V., Murray, C., Rust, J., Abdalla, H., Jenkins, J. & Margara, R. (2004) Parenting infants conceived by gamete donation. Journal of Family Psychology, 18, No 3, 443-452. 

Lycett, E., Daniels, K., Curson, R. & Golombok, S. (2004) Offspring created as a result of donor insemination (DI): A study of family relationships, child adjustment, and disclosure. Fertility & Sterility, 82, 172-179. 

MacCallum, F. & Golombok, S. (2004) Children raised in fatherless families from infancy: A follow-up of children of lesbian and single heterosexual mothers at early adolescence.  Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 45, No 7, 1407-1419. 

Perry, B., Burston, A., Stevens, M., Steele, H., Golding, J. & Golombok, S. (2004) Children’s play narratives: What they tell us about lesbian mother families. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 74, No 4, 467-479. 

Derogatis, L., Rust, J., Golombok, S., Bouchard, C., Nachtigall, L., Rodenberg, C., Kuznicki, J. & McHorney, C. (2004) Validation of the Profile of Female Sexual Function (PFSF) in surgically and naturally menopausal women. Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy, 30, No. 1, 25-36. 

Golombok, S., Murray, C., Jadva, V., MacCallum, F.& Lycett, E. (2004) Families created through surrogacy arrangements: Parent-child relationships in the first year of life. Developmental Psychology, 40, 400-411. 

Jadva, V., Murray, C., Lycett, E., MacCallum, F. & Golombok, S. (2003) Surrogacy: The experiences of surrogate mothers. Human Reproduction, 18, No 10, 2196-2204. 

Stevens, M., Perry, B., Burston, A., Golding, J. & Golombok, S. (2003) Openness in lesbian mother families regarding mother’s sexual orientation and child’s conception by donor insemination. Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology, 21, No 4, 1-16. 

MacCallum, F., Lycett, E., Murray, C., Jadva, V. & Golombok, S. (2003) Surrogacy: The experience of commissioning couples. Human Reproduction, 18, No 6, 1334-1342. 

Murray, C. & Golombok, S. (2003) To tell or not to tell: The decision-making process of egg donation parents. Human Fertility, 6, 89-95.

Golombok, S. & MacCallum, F. (2003) Outcomes for parents and children following non-traditional conception: What do clinicians need to know? Journal of Child Psychology & Psychiatry, 44, No. 3, 303-315. 

Golombok, S., Perry, B., Burston, A., Murray, C., Mooney-Somers, J., Stevens, M. & Golding, J. (2003) Children with lesbian parents: A community study. Developmental Psychology, 39, No. 1, 20-33. 

Hines, M., Golombok, S., Rust, J., Johnston, K., Golding, J. & the ALSPAC Study Team (2002) Testosterone during pregnancy and gender role behaviour of pre-school children: A longitudinal population study. Child Development, 73, No. 6, 342-357.

Harding, R. & Golombok, S. (2002) Test-retest reliability of self-measurement of penile dimensions in a sample of gay men. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 31, No 4, 351-357.

Hines, M., Johnston, K., Golombok, S., Rust, J., Golding, J. & the ALSPAC Study Team (2002) Prenatal stress and gender role behavior in girls and boys: A longitudinal population study. Hormones & Behavior, 42, 126-134.

Stevens, M., Golombok, S., Golding, J. & the ALSPAC Study Team (2002) Does father absence influence children’s gender development? Findings from a general population study of pre-school children. Parenting: Science & Practice, 2, No1, 49-62. 

Golombok, S., MacCallum, F., Goodman, E. & Rutter, M. (2002) Families with children conceived by donor insemination: A follow-up at age 12. Child Development, 73, No 3, 952-968.

Golombok, S., Brewaeys, A., Giavazzi, M. T., Guerra, D. MacCallum, F. & Rust, J. (2002) The European Study of Assisted Reproduction Families: The transition to adolescence. Human Reproduction, 17, No 3, 830-840.

Collins, J., Evers, H. Golombok, S. et al (2001) Social determinants of human reproduction. Human Reproduction, 16, No. 7, 1518-1526. 

Golombok, S. (2001) Follow-up studies of children born after assisted reproduction: Part I. Human Reproduction, 7, No 1, 21-22. 

Golombok, S., Harding, R. & Sheldon, J. (2001) An evaluation of a thicker versus a standard condom with gay men. AIDS, 15, No 2, 245-250. 

Golombok, S., MacCallum, & Goodman, E. (2001) The “test-tube” generation: Parent-child relationships and the psychological well-being of IVF children at adolescence. Child Development, 72, No 2, 599-608. 

Rust, J., Golombok, S., Hines, M., Johnston, K., Golding, J. & the ALSPAC Study Team (2000) The role of brothers and sisters in the gender development of pre-school children. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 77, 292-303.

Murray, C. & Golombok, S. (2000) Oocyte and semen donation: A survey of UK licensed centres. Human Reproduction, 15, No 10, 2133-2139. 

Mooney-Somers, J. & Golombok, S. (2000) Children of lesbian mothers: From the 1970s to the new millennium. Sex and Marital Therapy, 15, No 2, 121-126.

Bish, A., Sutton, S. & Golombok, S. (2000) Predicting uptake of a routine cervical smear test: A comparison of the health belief model and the theory of planned behaviour. Psychology and Health, 15, 35-50.

Golombok, S., Murray, C., Brinsden, P. & Abdalla, H. (1999) Social versus biological parenting: Family functioning and the socio-emotional development of children conceived by egg or sperm donation. Journal of Child Psychology & Psychiatry, 40, No. 4, 519-527.

Davis, W.L. Yarber, R. Bauserman, G. Schreer & S.L. Davis (eds) Handbook of Sexually Related Measures, pp 468, Sage, CA.

Rust, J., Bennun, I., Crowe, M. & Golombok, S. (1998) The GRIMS: A psychometric instrument for the assessment of marital discord. In C.M.

Rust, J. & Golombok, S. (1998) The GRISS: A psychometric scale and profile of sexual dysfunction. In C.M. Davis, W.L. Yarber, R. Bauserman, G. Schreer & S.L. Davis (eds) Handbook of Sexually Related Measures, pp 192-4, Sage, CA.

Goodman, E., MacCallum, F. & Golombok, S. (1998) Follow-up studies on the psychological consequences of successful IVF treatment. Biomedical Ethics, 3, 40-43.

Tasker, F. & Golombok, S. (1998) The role of co-mothers in planned lesbian-led families. Journal of Lesbian Studies, 2, No. 4, 61-79.

Guerra, D., Golombok, S., Brewaeys, A., Cook, R., Giavazzi, M. T., Mantovani, A., van Hall, E., Crosignano, P. G., Barri, P. N. & Dexeus, S. (1998) Estudio Europeo de familias de reproduccion asistida. Progresos de Obstetrica y Ginecologia, 41, No. 5, 283-294.

Cook, R., Bradley, S. & Golombok, S. (1998) A preliminary study of parental stress and child behaviour in families with twins conceived by in vitro fertilisation. Human Reproduction, 13, No. 11, 101-103.

Golombok, S. (1998) New families, old values: Considerations regarding the welfare of the child. Human Reproduction, 13, No. 9, 104-109.

Tasker, F. & Golombok, S. (1997) Young people's attitudes towards living in a lesbian stepfamily: A longitudinal study of children raised by lesbian mothers. Journal of Divorce and Remarriage, 26, Nos. 1 & 2, 183-202.

Golombok, S. (1997) Parenting and secrecy issues related to children of assisted reproduction. Journal of Assisted Reproduction & Genetics, 14, No 7, 375-378.

Brewaeys, A., Golombok, S., Naaktgeboren, N., de Bruyn, J. K. & van Hall, E.(1997) Donor insemination: Dutch parents' opinions about confidentiality and donor anonymity and the emotional adjustment of their children. Human Reproduction, 12, No 7, 1591-1597.

Brewaeys, A., Ponjaert, I., van Hall, E. & Golombok, S. (1997) Donor insemination: Child development and family functioning in lesbian mother families. Human Reproduction, 12, No 6, 1349-1359.

Golombok, S. (1997) Att vaxa upp i en lesbisk familj. In Homosexualla och barn: Rapport fran en hearing. Stockholm, Folkhalsoinstitutet.

Cook, R., Vatev, I., Michova, S. & Golombok, S. (1997) The European Study of Assisted Reproduction Families: A comparison of family functioning and child development between eastern and western Europe. Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 18, 203-212.

Golombok, S., Tasker, F. & Murray, C. (1997) Children raised in fatherless families from infancy: Family relationships and the socio-emotional development of children of lesbian and single heterosexual mothers. Journal of Child Psychology & Psychiatry, 38, No 7, 783-792.

Golombok, S. (1997) Asssisted reproduction for lesbian and single heterosexual women. In V. Gomel & P. Leung (eds) In Vitro Fertilisation and Assisted Reproduction, Bologna, Monduzzi Editore.

Golombok, S., Cook, R., Bish, A. & Murray, C. (1997) Families created by the new reproductive technologies: Quality of parenting and social and emotional development of the children. In Hertzig M & Farber E (Eds) Annual Progress in Child Psychiatry and Child Development 1996, pp 529-550. New York, Brunner Mazel.

Golombok, S., Brewaeys, A., Cook, R., Giavazzi, M. T., Guerra, D., Mantovani, A., van Hall, E., Crosignani, P.G. & Dexeus, S. (1996) The European Study of Assisted Reproduction Families. Human Reproduction, 11, No 10, 2324-2331.

Bish, A. & Golombok, S. (1996) The role of coping strategies in protecting individuals against long-term tranquilliser use. British Journal of Medical Psychology, 69, 101-115.

Golombok, S. (1996) Children born through medically-assisted procreation: Physical, intellectual and psychological development. In Proceedings of the Council of Europe 3rd Symposium on Bioethics, Medically Assisted Procreation and the Protection of the Human Embryo. Strasbourg, Council of Europe.

Golombok, S. & Tasker, F. (1996) Do parents influence the sexual orientation of their children? Findings from a longitudinal study of lesbian families. Developmental Psychology, 32, No 1, 3-11.

Grant, J. & Golombok, S. (1995) Feasibility study: Diploma in Surgical Science. Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England (Suppl), 77, 136-140.

Cook, R., Golombok, S., Bish, A. & Murray, C. (1995) Keeping secrets: A study of parental attitudes toward telling about donor insemination. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 65, No 4, 549-559.

Golombok, S. (1995) Assisted reproduction: What about the children? Orgyn, 6, No 3, 14-16.

Golombok, S., Cook, R., Bish, A. & Murray, C. (1995) Families created by the new reproductive technologies: Quality of parenting and social and emotional development of the children. Child Development, 64, No 2, 285-298.

Cook, R. & Golombok, S. (1995) A survey of sperm donation. Phase II: The view of donors. Human Reproduction, 10, No 4, 951-959.

Tasker, F. & Golombok, S. (1995) Adults raised as children in lesbian families. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 65, No 2, 203-215.

Golombok, S. & Tasker, F. (1994) Children in lesbian and gay families: Theories and evidence. Annual Review of Sex Research, 4, 73-100.

Golombok, S. & Tasker, F. (1994) Donor insemination for single heterosexual and lesbian women: Issues concerning the welfare of the child. Human Reproduction, 11, No 9, 1972-1976.

Golombok, S. & Sheldon, J. (1994) Evaluation of a thicker condom for use as a prophylactic against HIV transmission. AIDS Education & Prevention, 6, No 4, 378-382.

Golombok, S. & Cook, R. (1994) A survey of sperm donation. Phase I: The view of UK licensed centres. Human Reproduction, 9, No 5, 882-888.

Golombok, S., Cook, R., Bish, A. & Murray, C. (1994) Parents and their children happy with assisted conception. British Medical Journal, 308, 658- 659.

Styles, W., Grant, J., Golombok, S., Rust, J. & Bouchier-Hayes, T. (1994) The hospital component of vocational training for general practice: the relationship between course organisers and hospital consultants. Postgraduate Education for General Practice, 5, 66-70.

Golombok, S., Cook, R., Bish, A. & Murray, C. (1993) Quality of parenting in families created by the new reproductive technologies: a brief report of preliminary findings. Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 14, 17-22.

Golombok, S. (1993) Editorial for Special Issue on Psychological Issues in Assisted Reproduction. Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 14, 1-4.

Styles, W., Grant, J., Golombok, S., Rust, J. & Bouchier-Hayes, T. (1993) The hospital component of vocational training for general practice: the views of course organizers. Postgraduate Education for Genera Practice, 4, 203-208.

Moodley, P., Lader, M. & Golombok, S. (1993) Computed Axial Tomograms in long term benzodiazepine users. Psychiatry Research, 48, 135-144.

Stanton, F. & Golombok, S. (1993) Maternal-fetal attachment during pregnancy following in vitro fertilisation. Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 14, 153-158.

Golombok, S. & Rust, J. (1993) The Pre-School Activities Inventory: A standardized assessment of gender role in children. Psychological Assessment, 5, No 2, 131-136.

Golombok, S. & Rust, J. (1993) The measurement of gender role behaviour in pre-school children: A research note. Journal of Child Psychology & Psychiatry, 34, No 5, 805-811.

Mogg, K., Gardiner, J., Stavrou, A & Golombok, S. (1992) Recollective experience and recognition memory for threat in clinical anxiety states. Bulletin of the Psychonomic Society, 30, No 2, 109-112.

Golombok, S. (1992) Psychological functioning in infertility patients. Human Reproduction, 7, No 2, 208-217.

Golombok, S. (1991) Prescription prolongee d'anxiolytiques: Probleme et leur traitment. Psychiatrie, 8, 95-98.

Cook, R & Golombok, S (1991) Overview of IVF symposium. Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology, 8, 210-215.

Tasker, F & Golombok, S. (1991) Children raised by Lesbian Mothers: The Empirical Evidence. Family Law, 21, 184-187.

Bolton, V., Golombok, S., Cook, R., Bish, A. & Rust J. (1991) A comparative study of attitudes towards donor insemination and egg donation in recipients, potential donors and the public. Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 12, 217-228.

Golombok, S., Stavrou A, Mogg K, Bonn J, Critchlow S & Rust J (1991) The effects of benzodiazepines on anxiety related cognition,  Cognitive Research & Therapy, 15, No 6, 459-467.

Golombok, S., Bhanji, F., Rutherford, T. & Winston, R. (1990) Psychological development of children conceived by in vitro fertilisation: A pilot study. Journal of Infant & Reproductive  Psychology, 8 37-43.

Golombok, S. Mathews, A., MacLeod, C. & Lader, M. (1990) The effects of diazepam on cognitive processing. Human Psychopharmacology, 5, 143-147.

Rust, J. & Golombok, S. (1990) Stress and marital discord: Some sex differences. Stress Medicine, 6, 25-27.

Rust, J., Bennun, I. & Golombok, S. (1990) The GRIMS: A psychometric instrument for the assessment of marital discord. Journal of Family Therapy, 12, 45-57.

Rust, J, Bennun, I., Crowe, M. & Golombok, S. (1989) The Golombok Rust Inventory of Marital State (GRIMS). In Touliatos et al (eds) Handbook of Family Measurement Techniques, Sage, California, 217-218.

Rust, J. & Golombok, S. (1989) The Golombok Rust Inventory of Sexual Satisfaction (GRISS). In Touliatos et al (eds) Handbook of Family Measurement Techniques, Sage, California, 274.

Golombok, S., Sketchley, J. & Rust, J. (1989) Condom failure among homosexual men. Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, 2, No.4, 404‑409.

Rust, J., Golombok, S. & Abram, M. (1989) Creativity and schizotypal thinking. Journal of Genetic Psychology, 150, No. 2, 255‑227.

Golombok, S., Sketchley, J. & Rust, J. (1989) Sexual activity and condom use among homosexual men. AIDS Care, 1, No 1, 27‑33.

Cook, R., Parsons, J., Mason, B. & Golombok, S. (1989) Emotional, marital and sexual problems in patients embarking upon IVF and AID treatment for infertility. Journal of Infant & Reproductive Psychology, 7, 87‑93.

Edelmann, R. & Golombok, S. (1989) Stress and reproductive failure. Journal of Infant & Reproductive Psychology, 7, 79‑86.

Golombok, S. (1989) Causes, effects and treatment of long‑term benzodiazepine use: A review of psychological perspectives. Human Psychopharmacology, 4, 15‑22.

Rust, J., Golombok, S. & Collier, J. (1988) Marital problems and sexual dysfunction: How are they related? British Journal of Psychiatry, 152, 629‑631.

Golombok, S. & Rust, J. (1988) Diagnosis of sexual dysfunction: Relationship between DSM‑III(R) and the GRISS. Sexual & Marital Therapy, 3, No. 1. 119‑124.

Golombok, S., Moodley, P. & Lader, M. (1988) Cognitive impairment in long‑term benzodiazepine users. Psychological Medicine, 18, 365‑374.

Rust, J., Bennun, I., Crowe M. & Golombok, S. (1988) The GRIMS: A psychometric instrument for the assessment of marital discord. In W. L. Yarber & M. Davis (eds) Sexually related measures: A compendium. Graphic Publishing Company, Iowa.

Rust, J. & Golombok, S. (1988) The GRISS: A psychometric scale and profile of sexual dysfunction. In M. Davis, W. L. Yarber WL & S. Davis (eds) Sexually related measures: A compendium. Graphic Publishing Company, Iowa.

Rust, J., Golombok, S. & Pickard, C. (1987) Marital problems in General Practice. Journal of Sexual & Marital Therapy, 2, No.2, 127‑130.

Golombok, S. & Parsons, J. (1987) Psychological treatment of failure to produce semen for In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF). British Journal of Sexual Medicine, 14, No. 9, 251.

Higgitt, A., Golombok, S., Fonagy, P. & Lader, M. (1987) The group treatment of benzodiazepine dependence. British Journal of Addiction, 82, No 5, 517‑532.

Golombok, S., Higgitt, A., Fonagy, P., Dodds, S., Saper, J. & Lader, M. (1987) A follow‑up study of patients treated for benzodiazepine dependence. British Journal of Medical Psychology, 60, No 1, 141‑149.

Ndegwa, D., Rust, J., Golombok, S. & Fenwick, P. (1986) Sexual problems in epileptic women. Journal of Sexual & Marital Therapy, 1, No 2, 175‑177.

Golombok, S., Moodley, P. & Lader, M. (1986) The cognitive effects of chronic benzodiazepine administration. British Journal Addiction, 81, 707-708.

Golombok, S. & Rust, J. (1986) The Warnock Report and single women: What about the children? Journal of Medical Ethics, 12, 182‑186.

Kayata, L. & Golombok, S. (1986) A guide to the treatment of female sexual problems. British Journal of Sexual Medicine, 13, 285‑295.

Golombok, S. & Curran, V. (1986) Women Under Tranquillisers. Psychologie, 5, No 10, 10‑15.

Golombok, S. (1986) The role of anxiolytic and antidepressant drugs in the development and treatment of sexual dysfunction. Journal of Sexual & Marital Therapy, 1, No 1, 43‑47.

Rust, J. & Golombok, S. (1986) The GRISS: A psychometric instrument for the assessment of sexual dysfunction. Archives of Sexual Behaviour, 15, No 2, 157‑165.

Rust, J., Bennun, I., Crowe, M. & Golombok, S. (1986) The Golombok Rust Inventory of Marital State (GRIMS). Journal of Sexual & Marital Therapy, 1, No 1, 55‑60.

Moodley, P., Golombok, S. & Lader, M. (1985) Comparative effects of clorazepate dipotassium and placebo on psychomotor skills. Perceptual & Motor Skills, 61, 1121‑1122.

Bennun, I., Rust, J. & Golombok, S. (1985) The effects of marital therapy on sexual satisfaction. Scandinavian Journal of Behaviour Therapy, 14, No 2, 65‑72.

Golombok, S. (1985) Lesbian mothers and their children. Psychologie, 4, No 3, 34‑37.

Rust, J. & Golombok, S. (1985) The Golombok Rust Inventory of Sexual Satisfaction (GRISS). British Journal of Clinical Psychology, 24, 63‑64.

Golombok, S., Rust, J. & Pickard, C. (1984) Sexual problems encountered in General Practice. British Journal of Sexual Medicine, 11, 171‑175.

Golombok, S. (1984) Children in lesbian and single parent lesbian households. Proceedings of Boerhaave Conference on Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Leiden, 1984. IP‑Gegevens Koninklijke Bibliotheek, The Hague.

Golombok, S. & Lader, M. (1984) The psychopharmacological effects of premazepam, diazepam and placebo in healthy human subjects. British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, 18, 127‑133.

Golombok, S., Spencer, A. & Rutter, M. (1983) Children in lesbian and single parent households: Psychosexual and psychiatric appraisal. Journal of Child Psychology & Psychiatry, 24, No 4, 551‑572

Golombok, S. & Hotvedt, M. (1981) Children in lesbian families: A comparison between British and American findings. Proceedings of the 5th World Congress of Sexology, Jerusalem. Hoch D & Lief HI (eds) Excerpta Medica, Amsterdam & New York.

Crowe, M., Gillan, P. & Golombok, S. (1981) Form and content in the conjoint treatment of sexual dysfunction: A controlled study. Behaviour Research & Therapy, 19, 47‑54.

Gillan, P., Golombok, S. & Becker, P. (1980) NHS sex therapy groups for women. British Journal of Sexual Medicine, 7, 44‑47.

ii) Books

Rust, J. & Golombok, S. (2009) Modern Psychometrics (3rd Edition). London: Routledge. Chinese version published in 2011 by China Renmin University Press, Beijing.

Golombok, S. (2006) Models de Família: Què és el que compta de debo? Barcelona: Grao.

Golombok, S. (2006) Modelos de Familia: Qué es lo que de verdad cuenta? Barcelona: Grao.

Tasker, F. & Golombok, S (2002) Grandir dans une famille lesbienne: Quels effets sur le développement de l’enfant? Issy-les-Moulineaux, ESF éditeur.

Golombok, S. (2000) Parenting: What really counts?  Routledge, London.

Rust, J. & Golombok, S. (1999) 2nd edition Modern Psychometrics: The science of psychological assessment, Routledge, London & New York.

Tasker, F. & Golombok, S. (1997) Growing up in a Lesbian Family. Guilford Press, New York.

Golombok, S. & Fivush, R. (1994) Gender Development, Cambridge University Press, New York & Cambridge.

Rust, J. & Golombok, S. (1989) Modern Psychometrics: The science of psychological assessment, Routledge, London & New York. Translated into Korean (2005), Spanish (2006) and Catalan (2006).

Curran, V. & Golombok, S. (1985) Bottling It Up. Faber & Faber, London. Also published in the Netherlands, Germany and the United States. 

iii) Chapters, Reports and Test Manuals

Golombok, S., & Tasker, F. (in press). Socio-emotional development in changing family contexts. In M. E. Lamb (Vol. Ed.), R. M. Lerner (Series Ed.), Handbook of child psychology and developmental science (7th edition; Volume 3), Social, emotional and personality development. Hoboken NJ: Wiley.

Smietana, M., Jennings, S, Herbrand, C. & Golombok, S. (in press). Family relationships in gay father families with young children in Belgium, Spain, and the United Kingdom. In T. Freeman, S. Graham, F. Ebethaj, & M. Richards (Eds.) Relatedness in assisted reproduction: Families, origins and identities. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Blake, L., Richards, M. & Golombok, S. (in press). In F. Baylis & C. McLeod (Eds.) The families of assisted reproduction and adoption. Family Making: Contemporary Ethical Challenges. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Golombok, S. & Tasker, F. (in press) Do parents influence the sexual orientation of their children? In J.K. Davidson, N.B. Moore & T.D. Fisher (eds) Speaking of sexuality: Interdisciplinary readings (third edition). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Golombok, S. (2013). Psychosocial development in children born by assisted reproductive technologies: traditional and non-traditional families. In G. Baccino (Ed.) Judicial, social and psychological issues in human reproduction. Valencia: Editorial Tirant Lo Blanch.  

Knight, R., Dondorp, W., Edwards, J., Golombok, S., Lucassen, A., Pike, S., Scott, R. & Witjens, L. (2013) Donor Conception: Ethical aspects of information sharing. London: Nuffield Council on Bioethics.

Golombok, S. Happy Families. (2013). Focus on Reproduction, 30-34.

Mellish, L., Jennings, S., Tasker, F., Lamb, M. & Golombok, S. (2013). Gay, lesbian and heterosexual adoptive families: Family relationships, child adjustment and adopters’ experiences. London: British Association of Adoption and Fostering.

Golombok, S. (2013) Nuevas formas familiars. In R. Esteinou (Ed.) La nueva generacion social de familias. Tecnologias de reproduccion assista y temas contemporaneous. Mexico City: Publicaciones de la Casa Chata.

Vayena, E. & Golombok, S. (2012) Intra-family donation. In M. Richards, G. Pennings & J. Appleby (Eds.) Reproductive donation: Policy, practice and bioethics. pp. 168-188. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Golombok, S. (2011) Neue Familienformen. In K. H. Brisch (Ed.) Bindungen – Paare, Sexualitat und Kinder. Stuttgart: Klett-Cotta.

Golombok S. (2011) Tribute to Professor Robert Edwards. RBMOnline, 23, Special Issue 1, 75

Golombok, S. (2011) Foreword to D. Brodzinsky & A. Pertman (Eds.) Adoption by lesbians and gay men, pp. v-vi. New York: Oxford University Press.

Pasterski, V., Golombok, S. & Hines, M. (2011) Sex differences in social behaviour. In P. Smith & C. Hart (eds) Blackwell Handbook of Childhood Social Development, 2nd Edition. Blackwell, Oxford.

Guasp, A., Statham, H., Jennings, S. & Golombok, S. (2010) Different Families: The experiences of children with lesbian and gay parents. London: Stonewall.

Golombok, S. & Statham, H. (2010) Bioethics, assisted reproduction and emerging family forms. American Society of Reproductive Medicine Mental Health Professional Group Newsletter, pp. 6-7.  

Golombok, S. (2010) Children in new family forms. In R. Gross, Psychology: The science of mind and behaviour 6th Edition. London: Hodder Education, 510-511.

Golombok, S. & Tasker, F. (2010) Gay Fathers. In M. Lamb (Ed.) The role of the father in child development. Hoboken NJ: John Wiley & Sons.

Golombok, S. (2010) Why I study lesbian families. In S. Ellis, V. Clarke, E. Peel & D. Riggs (Eds) LGBTQ Psychologies: Themes and perspectives, pp. 200. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press.

Rust, J. & Golombok, S. (2010) The Golombok Rust inventory of marital state: a reflection. Sexual and Relationship Therapy, 25, No. 1, 54-56.

Golombok, S. (2009) One on One with Susan Golombok. The Psychologist, 22, No 8, 728.

Golombok, S. & Rust, J. (2009) Manual of the Pre-School Activities Inventory. London: Pearson Assessment. 

Golombok, S. (2009) Anonymity - or not – in donation of gametes and embryos. In E. Jackson, S. Day Sclater, F. Ebtehaj  & M. Richards (Eds) Individual freedom, autonomy and the state. Oxford, Hart.  

Rust, J., Derogatis, L., Golombok, S. & Rodenberg, C. (2008) Manual of the Profile of Female Sexual Function (PFSF). Cincinnati: Procter & Gamble Pharmaceuticals. 

Golombok, S. (2008) Lesbian and gay parenting: What really matters for the psychological wellbeing of the child? In Lord Justice Thorpe & S. Singer (Eds) Integrating diversity.  Bristol: Jordans Publishing. 

Golombok, S. & Tasker, F. (2008) Do parents influence the sexual orientation of their children? Findings from a longitudinal study of lesbian families. Developmental Psychology, 32, No 1, 3-11. Reprinted in A. Bainham (Ed.) Parents and Children. Series on The Family, Law and Society. Ashgate Publishing. 

Golombok, S. & Tasker, F. (2007) Do parents influence the sexual orientation of their children? In J.K. Davidson & N.B. Moore (eds) Speaking of sexuality: Interdisciplinary readings (second edition). Oxford: Oxford University Press. 

Golombok, S. (2007) Research on lesbian and gay parenting: An historical perspective across 30 years. In F. Tasker & J. Bigner (Eds). Gay and lesbian parenting: New directions (pp. xv-xxi). New York: Haworth Press. 

Golombok, S., Chapman, E., Potter, W., Papachronopoulou-Botassi, S., Dhawan, V. & Rust, J. (2007) Clinical trial of the comparative breakage and slippage rates of a synthetic polysoprene condom (Silk) and a control. Report to United States Food and Drug Administration. 

Golombok, S. & Rust, J. (2007) Manual of the Golombok Rust Inventory of Marital State (GRIMS), London: Harcourt Assessment. 

Rust, J., Golombok, S. & Lycett, E. (2006) Manual of the Preschool Clinical Evaluation of Language Fundamentals (2nd UK Edition). London: Harcourt Assessment. 

Rust, J., Golombok, S. & Lycett, E. (2006) Manual of the Clinical Evaluation of Language Fundamentals (4th UK Edition) (CELF-IV-UK). London: Harcourt Assessment. 

Golombok, S. (2006) New Family Forms. In A. Clarke-Stewart & J. Dunn (Eds.) Families Count: Effects on child and adolescent development. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press.

Rust, J. & Golombok, S. (2005) Manual of the Wechsler Individual Achievement Test (2nd UK Edition) (WIAT-IIUK). London: Harcourt Assessment. 

Golombok, S. (2005) Unusual families. In R. Edwards (Ed.) Ethics, Science and Moral Philosophy of Assisted Human Reproduction, Vol. 10, Supplement 1.

Golombok, S. (2005) New Family Forms. Reprinted in P. Brinsden (Ed) In Vitro Fertilization & Assisted Reproduction, 3rd Edition. London, Parthenon Publishing Group.

Rust, J. & Golombok, S. (2005) Manual of the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children – fourth edition (WISC-IVUK). London: Harcourt Assessment. 

Golombok, S. (2004) Assisted Reproduction Families: Key Policy Issues. Report to House of Commons Science and Technology Committee Review of Human Reproductive Technologies and the Law.

Rust, J. & Golombok, S. (2004) Manual of the Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence – third edition (WPPSI-IIUK). London, The Psychological Corporation.

Golombok, S. (2004) Solo mothers: Quality of parenting and child development. Proceedings of the 18th World Congress on Fertility and Sterility, Montreal, Canada. International Congress Series 1266, 256-263. Elsevier Science.

Golombok, S. (2003) Reproductive technology and its impact on child psychosocial and emotional development. In R. Tremblay, R. Barr & R. Peters (Eds.) Encycopedia on Early Childhood Development, 1-7 [online]. Centre of Excellence for Early Childhood Development. Canadian Institute of Child Health, Montreal. 

Golombok, S. (2003) The potential impact of removing donor anonymity on donors, parents, offspring and service provision. Report commissioned by the Department of Health.

Golombok, S. (2003) Preface. In D. Singer & M. Hunter (eds) Assisted Human Reproduction: Psychological and Ethical Dilemmas.

Golombok, S. (2002) Parenting and the psychological development of the child in ART families. In E. Vayena, P.J. Rowe & Griffin, P. D. (Eds) Current practice and controversies in assisted reproduction: Report of a meeting on Medical, ethical and social aspects of assisted reproduction. World Health Organization, Geneva.

Golombok, S. (2002) Why I study lesbian mothers. The Psychologist, 15, No 11, 562-563.

Golombok, S. & Hines, M. (2002) Sex differences in social development. In P. Smith & C. Hart (eds) Blackwell Handbook of Childhood Social Development. Blackwell, Oxford.

Golombok, S. (2002) Adoption by lesbian couples: Is it in the best interests of the child? British Medical Journal, 324, 1407-1408.

Golombok, S. (2002) Parenting and contemporary reproductive technologies. In M. Bornstein (Ed) Handbook of Parenting, Vol. 3, pp 339-360.Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, UK.

Golombok, S. (2002) Report to Department of Health for Judicial Review on the identification of gamete donors.

Golombok, S. & Tasker, F. (2001) Do parents influence the sexual orientation of their children? In J.K. Davidson & N.B. Moore (eds) Speaking of sexuality: Interdisciplinary readings. Roxbury Publishers.

Golombok, S (2001) Assisted reproduction, children of. In L. Balter (Ed.) Parenthood in America: An Encyclopedia (pp. 57-58). ABC-CLIO, Denver CO.

Golombok, S. (2001) Lesbian mothers, children of. In L. Balter (Ed.) Parenthood in America: An Encyclopedia (pp. 349-350). ABC-CLIO, Denver CO. 

Golombok, S. (2000) To the eyes of a child: the impact of parents’ problems. The New Therapist, 7, No 4, 34-40. 

Golombok, S. (2000) Share dealing. Red, November, 195-198. 

Golombok, S. (2000) Aufwachsen in einer lesbischen familie. In C. Behrens & R. Sachau (Eds.) Homosexualitat – Heraus forderung fur die familie. Hamburg, E B-Verlag.

Golombok, S. (2000) What makes a successful adoption? Red, June, 28-30. 

Golombok, S. (2000) Grandir dans une famille lesbienne. In M. Gross (ed) Homoparentalites: Etat des lieux. Paris, ESF Editeur. 

Golombok, S. (1999) New family forms: Children raised in solo mother families, lesbian mother families, and in families created by assisted reproduction. In L. Balter & C. Tamis-LeMonda (eds) Child psychology: A handbook of contemporary issues. Psychology Press, Philadelphia PA.  

Golombok, S. (1999) Lesbian and gay families. In A. Bainham, S. Day Sclater & M. Richards (Eds) What is a parent? Oxford, Hart.

Golombok, S. & Murray, C. (1999) Egg and sperm donation: A survey of UK licensed centres. National Gamete Donation Trust, London.

Brazier, M., Campbell, A. & Golombok, S. (1998) Surrogacy: Review for Health Ministers of current arrangements for payments and regulation. Report of the Review Team. Cm 4068. Department of Health, London.

Golombok, S. & Fivush, R. (1998) Gender development. In H. Freeman, I. Pullen, G. Stein & G. Wilkinson (eds.) Seminars in Psychosexual Disorders, Monograph of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. London, Gaskell.

Brazier, M., Golombok, S. & Campbell, A. (1997) Surrogacy: Review for the UK Health Ministers of current arrangements for payments and regulation. Consultation Document. Department of Health, London.

Golombok, S. & Fivush, R. (1995) Gender is determined biologically and socially. In Bender D & Leone B (eds) Human Sexuality: Opposing viewpoints. San Diego CA, Greenhaven Press.

Golombok, S., Cook, R., Bish, A. & Murray, C. (1995) The European Study of Assisted Reproduction Families: Findings from the UK. In J Bitzer & M Stauber (eds) Psychosomatic Obstetrics & Gynaecology. Monduzzi Editore, Bologna.

Golombok, S. & Higgitt, A. (1994) Psychological treatments for benzodiazepine dependence. In Hallstrom, C. (Ed) Benzodiazepine Dependence. Oxford University Press.

Golombok, S. (1994) Attachment. In J Aldridge (ed) Children First in Transracial Fostering and Adoption. Free Association Books, London.

Rust, J., Golombok, S. & Trickey, G. (1993) Manual for the Wechsler Objective Reading Dimension. Psychological Corporation, London.

Golombok, S. & Rust, J. (1992) The UK Standardisation of the 3rd Edition of the WISC. In D. Wechsler (ed) The Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children, Psychological Corporation, London.

Golombok, S. (1991) Psychological approaches to long-term tranquilliser use. In Gabe, J. (ed) Multidisciplinary Approaches to Long-term Tranquilliser Use, Routledge, London, pp15-30.

Golombok, S. (with Rust, J., Bennun, I. & Crowe, M.) (1988) The Handbook of the Golombok Rust Inventory of Marital State (GRIMS), NFER-Nelson, Windsor.

Rust, J. Golombok, S. (1986) The Handbook of the Golombok Rust Inventory of Sexual Satisfaction (GRISS), NFER-Nelson, Windsor.