Ms Katie Hammond (2011)
I am currently a visiting scholar at the Fondation Brocher in Switzerland, and will be beginning law school at McGill University in the fall of 2016. I have recently submitted my PhD in Sociology which I undertook with the Reproductive Sociology Research Group at the University of Cambridge. I am an Embryo Project fellow and visiting scholar at the Center for Biology and Society at Arizona State University, and visiting researcher of the Marine Biological History Project in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. My research interests are in medical and legal sociology, ethics, public health, and gender. My work explores infertility, and assisted reproductive technologies, and their resulting markets and regulation. I am an ongoing research intern of the Department of Reproductive Health and Research at the World Health Organization in Geneva, where I was involved with organizing, and participated in the consultation for the WHO’s first ever glossary and guidelines on infertility. I am an expert advisor to the sexual and reproductive health stream of Cambridge-based global health policy group Polygeia, convenor of the Cambridge Interdisciplinary Reproductive Forum, and member of the Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society, and am active in the media on issues surrounding reproduction and motherhood. I am a peer reviewer for Reproductive Biomedicine Online, and New Genetics & Society, among other periodicals. I hold an MPhil in Gender studies (also cantab) and BA Hons in Legal Studies (Carleton University). I am passionate about education, the accessibility of knowledge and research collaboration. I have worked as a lecturer, supervisor, and mentor in numerous capacities, and have served as a chair and founder of a number of conferences and symposiums, including as a former executive director (’14, previously director ’13) of the Global Scholars Symposium, an annual conference bringing together scholars and world leaders to engage with global issues.