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Susan Imrie


Office Phone: (+44) 01223 768219

Biography:

I joined the Centre for Family Research in 2011 and worked for two years on an ESRC-funded study, led by Dr Vasanti Jadva, looking at the experiences and long-term psychological health of surrogate mothers and their families.  Prior to this I completed an MSc in Psychology at the University of Hertfordshire and worked as a parliamentary researcher.

 

Research Interests

I am currently an ESRC-CHESS-funded PhD student supervised by Professor Susan Golombok.  I am working on a study examining parental psychological well-being and parent-child relationships in infancy in families who have used fertility treatment to become pregnant.   

Key Publications

Zadeh, S., Imrie, S. and Braverman, A. (2016). ‘Choosing’ a donor: Parents’ perspectives on current and future donor information provision in clinically-assisted reproduction. In S. Golombok, R. Scott, S. Wilkinson, M. Richards and J. Appleby (Eds.) Regulating Reproductive Donation. Cambridge University Press.

Jadva, V., Imrie, S., & Golombok, S. (2015). Surrogate mothers 10 years on: A longitudinal study of psychological well-being and relationships with the parents and child. Human Reproduction. doi:10.1093/humrep/deu339

Imrie, S. (2014). Subrogación en el Reino Unido: Experiencias y salud psicológica de gestantes subrogadas y sus familias. In F. Zegers and S. Salas (Eds.), Bioética, Reproducción y Familia. Universidad Diego Portales.

Imrie, S. & Jadva, V. (2014). The long-term experiences of surrogates: relationships and contact with surrogacy families in genetic and gestational surrogacy arrangements. Reproductive BioMedicine Online. doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rbmo.2014.06.004Shortlisted for the Robert G. Edwards Prize Paper Award 2014

Jadva, V. & Imrie, S. (2014). The significance of relatedness for surrogates and their families.  In T. Freeman, S. Graham, F. Ebtehaj & M. Richards (eds.) Relatedness in Assisted Reproduction: Families, Origins and Identities. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Jadva, V. & Imrie, S. (2013). Children of surrogate mothers: psychological well-being, family relationships and experiences of surrogacy. Human Reproduction. doi: 10.1093/humrep/det410

Imrie, S. & Jadva, V. (2013). Surrogacy law: A call for change?, Bionews.

Imrie, S. & Troop, N. (2012). A pilot study on the effects and feasibility of compassion-focused expressive writing in Day Hospice patients, Palliative and Supportive Care, 10 (2), 115-122.

Imrie, S. & Zadeh, S. (2012). Single women using donor insemination: Thoughts on the discussion of the latest findings from the Centre for Parenting Culture Studies, Bionews.

 

Presentations:

Imrie, S., Jadva, V., & Golombok, S. (2017, April) Non-genetic motherhood: the quality of the mother-child relationship in infancy in families formed through egg donation.  Paper presented at the Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting, Austin, USA.

Imrie, S., Jadva, V. & Golombok, S. (2016, July) Identity-release egg donation in the UK: parents' disclosure decisions and thoughts about the donor.  Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology, Helsinki, Finland.

Imrie, S., Evans, S., Jadva, V. & Golombok, S. (2015, October) Families created through egg donation: parental psychological health and quality of parenting in infancy.  Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, Baltimore, USA.

Imrie, S. & Jadva, V. (2014, April) Surrogacy in the UK: 14 years of psychological research with surrogates and with families created through surrogacy (Gestation pour autrui en Grande-Bretagne: Quatorze années de recherche psychologique avec les gestatrices, et avec les familles créées grâce au recours à une GPA ).  Paper presented at 7ème Colloque International de l’Association C.L.A.R.A, Paris, France.

Imrie, S. & Jadva, V. (2014, March) Surrogates' long-term experiences, relationships and contact arrangements with surrogacy families. Paper presented at Families Through Surrogacy Conference, Windsor, UK.

Imrie, S. & Jadva, V. (2013, November) The experiences and psychological health of surrogate mothers and their families. Paper presented at 'Reproducion Medicamente Asistida: un desafio a la estructura de la familia' Conference, Santiago, Chile.

Imrie, S., Jadva, V. & Golombok, S. (2013, July) Surrogate mothers: Contact and relationships with families created through surrogacy.  Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology, London, UK.

Imrie, S., Jadva, V. & Golombok, S. (2012, October) The long-term psychological health of surrogate mothers and their families. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, San Diego, USA.

Imrie, S., Jadva, V. & Golombok, S. (2012, September) Surrogate mothers and their families.  Paper presented at Understanding Parenting: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives, University of Warwick.

Imrie, S., Jadva, V. & Golombok, S. (2012, January) Children of surrogate mothers: An investigation into their experiences and psychological health.  Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the British Fertility Society, Leeds, UK.

Imrie, S. (2011, November) An investigation into the impact of surrogacy on the children of surrogate mothers.  Paper presented at the Interdisciplinary Workshop on Reproduction, Cambridge, UK.