Dr Laura Machin

Senior Lecturer and Curriculum Lead for PPVE

Research Overview

Broadly, my research interests rest within the social and ethical aspects of medicine. I have long-standing interests in matters related to reproductive medicine, and the donation of body parts, blood and tissue, and my emerging foci are on research ethics, and practitioner and patient decision-making in healthcare. Throughout my research activities, I adopt an applied approach, whereby I consider the policy and practice implications of the topic under study. My research has tended to be interdisciplinary in nature, drawing on a wide range of literature from medical sociology and ethics, and focused upon accessing hidden populations and interviewing on sensitive subjects.

Selected Publications Show all 16 publications

'Two's company-Three's a crowd': the collection of umbilical cord blood for commercial stem cell banks in England and the midwifery profession
Machin, L.L., Brown, N., McLeod, D. 06/2012 In: Midwifery. 28, 3, p. 358-365. 8 p.
Journal article

A hierarchy of needs?: Embryo donation, in vitro fertilisation and the provision of infertility counselling
Machin, L. 11/2011 In: Patient Education and Counseling. 85, 2, p. 264-268. 5 p.
Journal article

Immunitary bioeconomy: the economisation of life in the international cord blood market
Brown, N., Machin, L., McLeod, D. 04/2011 In: Social Science and Medicine. 72, 7, p. 1115-1122. 8 p.
Journal article

Beyond the 'embryo question': human embryonic stem cell ethics in the context of biomaterial donation in the UK
Bahadur, G., Morrison, M., Machin, L. 12/2010 In: Reproductive BioMedicine Online. 21, 7, p. 868-874. 7 p.
Journal article

Are there implications for quality of care for patients who participate in international medical tourism?
Lunt, N., Machin, L., Green, S., Mannion, R. 04/2011 In: Expert Review of Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research. 11, 2, p. 133-136. 4 p.
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