Fertility Matters launch

I just wanted to share an initiative by a couple of fabulous "iVFlings": Rebecca Featherstone Jelen and Candice Thum (nee Reed), who are launching a national campaign aimed at understanding the community’s level of knowledge of fertility and what affects it. A message from Candice and Rebecca (national Fertility Matters campaigners): "Fertility and reproduction had… Continue reading Fertility Matters launch

In the news, surrogacy project

Nepal Surrogacy ban

Designing my itinerary for my upcoming project to investigate cross-border surrogacy has been a real challenge.  Many of the places where surrogacy is available overseas (and particularly at a lower financial cost) can be complex travel and business destinations.  I had initially included Kathmandu in my itinerary, as surrogacy has become a rapidly expanding business… Continue reading Nepal Surrogacy ban


Modern dads make a difference to their kids

This content in this article really just makes sense, but we still seem to need to validate dads who want to be involved and emotionally engaged with their kids.  It shouldn't come as a surprise that the current generation of fathers is  striving to improve on what they perceive to be the errors of their… Continue reading Modern dads make a difference to their kids

donor conception, fertility, In the news

Donor conception

I just found this great article discussing IVF and donor conception, which gives a really well informed picture of current 3rd party reproduction treatment practice in Australia. Thank you to The Conversation.com for the article "Your questions answered on donor conception and IVF" (August 11th 2015). http://theconversation.com/your-questions-answered-on-donor-conception-and-ivf-45715

surrogacy project, winston churchill memorial trust

A few thank you’s…

While I am still in deeply engrossed with the process of organising my upcoming trip, I wish to make a few thankyou's. Firstly, to the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust, and the Queensland Selection Committee for recognising the value of the project and for making the assessment that I was a worthy candidate for a Fellowship.… Continue reading A few thank you’s…

surrogacy project, winston churchill memorial trust

The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust

I am thrilled to announce that I am the recipient of a 2015 Churchill Fellowship to investigate the implications and risks to Australian families considering Cross Border Surrogacy.  From December 2015, for 7 weeks, I will travel to the USA (Los Angeles, Chicago and Boston), Mexico (Villahermosa), Russia (St Petersburg and Moscow), India (New Delhi and… Continue reading The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust