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A University of Kent research centre


The Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies of Reproduction (CISoR) comprises several like-minded academics dedicated to the study of reproduction in all its forms. Drawing on a range of academic disciplines, CISoR’s core philosophy is that the study of this fascinating field will advance further through a multidisciplinary approach. Impactful, excellent research forms the basis of CISoRs activities including scientific advance, new products and processes, contribution to public policy, and public engagement.

The study of the reproduction of humans and other animals has many facets, attracting interest from disciplines such as law, medicine (clinical and veterinary), genetics, cell biology, biochemistry, physiology, psychology, imaging, conservation, agriculture, law, public policy, sociology, anthropology, history, literature, art and ethics. CISoR is a hub for multidisciplinary activity and excellence in four pillars of academia:

  1. Inter-disciplinary research
  2. Impact, knowledge exchange and enterprise
  3. Communication, policy, public debate, consultation, media
  4. Education, training and skills

Individual centre members have established international reputations in their respective fields, the key added value of CISoR is that it nurtures and encourages existing activity while providing the environment for new ideas for cross-disciplinary endeavour. The following academic themes are prioritised:

  1. Assisting human reproduction
  2. Variation in human reproduction
  3. Non-human reproduction