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Lecturer in Women's Health, UCL

Dr Zeynep Gurtin is a Lecturer in Women’s Health at the Institute for Women’s Health at UCL, and holds an Affiliate Lectureship at the University of Cambridge Sociology Department.

Zeynep is a sociologist of reproduction and gender with research interests in the social, ethical, and relational issues surrounding fertility, infertility, assisted reproductive technologies, and new family forms. Her work brings together changing social trends in fertility with women's own personal accounts of their expectations and experiences, to provide insights about contemporary reproduction and relationships. Zeynep's current research projects focus on single women’s fertility options, including egg freezing and solo motherhood; motherhood after 40; and reproductive anxiety and choices.

Zeynep is an experienced public communicator; she has spoken about fertility, assisted reproduction and gender relations at schools, City firms, arts festivals and women's groups, both nationally and internationally. Her work has been extensively covered in the media, including BBC News, Women's Hour, the Guardian, the Independent, Sky News, Stylist Magazine, Glamour, and Grazia.


  • –present
    Lecturer , Institute for Women's Health, UCL


  • 2013 
    University of Cambridge, PhD Sociology


PhD, MPhil, MA, BA(Hons)