Helen Statham, Gail Ewing, Claire Hughes, Sarah Foley, Lucy Blake and John Appleby will be taking part in the Chariots of Fire relay race to raise funds for the Arthur Rank Hospice Charity on Sunday 21 September. For more information and to make a donation, please see:
Karin Eklund, who designed all the wonderful illustrations for the Centre for Family Research website, has launched her new website:
Professor Susan Golombok gave a Keynote Lecture at the University of Malta on Friday, 16 July as part of Malta's celebration of their newly introduced same-sex marriage legislation.
Dr Susanna Graham on BBC R4 Woman's Hour talking to Jenni Murray about why more women are choosing to start a family without a partner and the implications for children born by donor insemination.
Oldie but goodie?
Martin Richards, John Davis and Cliff Roberton's edited book, 'Parent-Baby Attachment in Premature Infants' which was first published in 1983 is to be re-issued as part of the Routledge - Psychology Press new Psychology Revivals Programme. This aims to return distinguished, but currently out of print, psychology books back into print.
Dr Vasanti Jadva and Susan Imrie gave talks at the Families through Surrogacy conference in Winsdor.
Researchers from the Centre for Family Research organised a Science Week event for children and parents: 'What makes a family?'. There was lots for children to do as well as talks by researchers at the Centre. More information about the event can be found here.
This October an exciting new three-year international study will begin at the Centre for Family Research. The ‘New Families’ study will examine infant development and parent-child interactions across the first two years of life, with funding from an internationally competitive Open Research Area grant from the ESRC, NIH and NWO (Value). This collaborative study draws on the expertise of Professor Clancy Blair (New York University) and Professor Judi Mesman (Leiden University). Professor Claire Hughes, Dr Rory Devine, Dr Rosie Ensor and Ms Sarah Foley will lead the UK arm of the study.
To learn more about the study please click here.
Professor Susan Golombok is speaking on 'The Changing Dynamics of the Family' on 27th February in New York at an event hosted by Cornerstone Capital Group, Morgan Stanley, Credit Suisse, Coda leadership and CBST.
The Centre's study of adoptive gay father families was rated 'Outstanding' by the ESRC.
Dr Nothando Ngwenya awarded first prize for the SBN poster at the 12th Annual BTOG Conference 2014. Poster: 'Sharing bad news understanding the communication processes of a lung cancer diagnosis'.
Sophie Zadeh has now been officially elected to a highly competitive Junior Research Fellowship at Corpus - very well deserved and very well done!!!
Dr Lucy Blake gave a presentation entitled 'We're just a normal family, like any other: Family Relationships and Child Development in Families created using ARTs' at the Nordic Fertility Society Conference in Haugesund, Norway.
Congratulations to Professor Claire Hughes for winning the 2013 British Psychological Society Book Prize - Academic Monograph:
Bob Edwards the Early Years, talk by Martin Johnson
The Centre for Family Research hosted a packed lecture theatre in Cambridge on 8th March 2011 when Professor Martin Johnson gave a lecture based on the one he had delivered at the Nobel Symposium in December 2010. Afterwards a reception in Newnham College was attended by Ruth Edwards and members of Bob's family, staff from Bourn Hall, RBM Online, the Physiology Department and the Centre for Family Research, members of the public, and doctors and scientists from across the world including former members of Bob's lab such as Carol Readhead and Richard Gardner (two of Bob's grad students), Barbara Rankin and Caroline Blackwell (both Bob's secretaries in the past), Alan Handyside, David Griffin and Hester Pratt.
To listen to the talk, please click: