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Cambridge Reproduction


Complex problems demand multidisciplinary approaches, and the G-SCBEM project involves a large number of experts and stakeholders, from a wide range of disciplines.


Oversight Group

  • Professor Kathy Niakan (Mary Marshall and Arthur Walton Professor of Reproductive Physiology, University of Cambridge; G-SCBEM Principal Investigator)
  • Professor Nick Hopwood (Professor of History of Science & Medicine, University of Cambridge)
  • Professor Sarah Franklin (Professor of Sociology, University of Cambridge)
  • Sarah Norcross (Director, Progress Educational Trust)
  • Sandy Starr (Deputy Director, Progress Educational Trust; G-SCBEM project consultant)
  • Christina Rozeik (Coordinator, Cambridge Reproduction; G-SCBEM project manager)


Guidelines Working Group

  • Professor Roger Sturmey (Professor of Reproductive Medicine, Hull York Medical School/University of Manchester) (Chair of Working Group)
  • Heather Briggs (Programme Manager, MRC Regulatory Support Centre)
  • Professor Andrew Copp (Professor of Developmental Neurobiology, Institute of Child Health, UCL)
  • Professor Bobbie Farsides (Professor of Clinical and Biomedical Ethics, Brighton and Sussex Medical School)
  • Professor Deborah Henderson (Professor of Cardiac Development, Newcastle University)
  • Julian Hitchcock (Of Counsel, Bristows LLP)
  • Professor Kathleen Liddell (Professor of Intellectual Property and Medical Law, University of Cambridge)
  • Dr Naomi Moris (Group Leader, Francis Crick Institute)
  • Professor Jennifer Nichols (Professor of Embryonic Pluripotency, University of Edinburgh)
  • Dr Peter Rugg-Gunn (Group Leader, Babraham Institute)
  • Professor Rosamund Scott (Professor of Medical Law and Ethics and Director of the Centre of Medical Law and Ethics, King's College London)
  • Professor Austin Smith (MRC Professor and Director of Living Systems Institute, University of Exeter)



The G-SCBEM project team have been in discussions with the research community and policymakers throughout the project. In October and November 2023, the draft governance framework will be circulated to about 35 interested researchers (from the sciences, law and bioethics) for feedback and comment. We will also host a policy workshop in October 2023, at which the main regulators and funders of SCBEM research in the UK will give feedback on the draft governance framework. We are actively seeking feedback from all of these groups and from any other parties with an interest in SCBEM research. If you have a specific interest in SCBEMs and would like to be involved with this project, please contact Christina Rozeik.