Research Associate, Centre for Family Research
My PhD, funded by the Wellcome Trust and supervised by Professor Susan Golombok, explores the experiences and decision-making of single women embarking upon motherhood through donor sperm. Through multiple in-depth interviews following women as they considered and pursued motherhood via sperm donation, the thesis explores the concept of solo motherhood as a moral experience.
I am now working on a project with Professor Susan Golombok, Dr Tabitha Freeman and Dr Vasanti Jadva, exploring the motivations, experiences and future expectations of women who are donating their eggs in the UK.
Prior to joining the Centre for Family Research I received an MBBS from University of Newcastle, worked as a Foundation doctor and completed an MSc in Medical Anthropology at Universiteit van Amsterdam.
Social and ethical aspects of Assisted Reproductive Technologies
New family forms
Graham, S. (In Press). 'Stories of a father: single women negotiating relatedness through donor profiles' in T. Freeman, S. Graham, F. Ebtehaj and M. Richards (eds.), Relatedness in Assisted Reproduction: Families, Origins and Identities. Cambridge University Press.
Freeman, T., Graham, S., Ebtehaj, F. and Richards, M. (eds.) (In Press). Relatedness in Assisted Reproduction: Families, Origins and Identities. Cambridge University Press.
Graham, S. (2012). ‘Choosing single motherhood? Single women negotiating the nuclear family ideal’, in D. Cutas and S. Chan (eds.), Families – Beyond the Nuclear Ideal. London: Bloomsbury Academic.
Graham, S. and Braverman, A. (2012). ‘ARTs and the single parent’, in M. Richards, G. Pennings and J.B. Appleby (eds.), Reproductive Donation: Practice, Policy and Bioethics. Cambridge University Press.