We have a longstanding interest in the ethics of parenthood, parenting and reproduction. Our interests in this area mostly relate to normative questions around how the rights and responsibilities of parents/putative parents are characterised and justified at various stages of one’s ‘parental life’; be that prior to conception, during or after birth, or post family separation.
- AHRC Research Network Post-separation families and shared residence: setting the interdisciplinary research agenda for the future 2010 -12
- The ethical allocation of gametes donated for the purpose of fertility treatment 2010-2013
- Wellcome Biomedical Ethics Studentship Becoming a father/refusing fatherhood: how paternal responsibilities and rights are generated 2004-07
Boardman, F. 2017. Why we should be worried about gene carrier screening, The Conversation, 2nd August,https://theconversation.com/why-we-should-be-worried-about-gene-carrier-screening-81124
Boardman, F. 2017. Experience as Knowledge: Disability, Distillation and (Reprogenetic) Decision-Making, Social Science & Medicine, 191: 186-193.
Boardman, F. 2016. Should we edit out genetic disease? The Conversation, 9th May,https://theconversation.com/should-we-edit-out-genetic-disease-58654
Boardman, F. 2016. Identity, disability and the genome. Bionews, 11th April, issue 846, http://www.bionews.org.uk/page_638169.asp
Burnell, P., Hulton, S., Draper, H. Coercion and choice in parent-child live kidney donation. Journal of Medical Ethics 2015; 41: 304-309.
Boardman, F. 2014. The expressivist objection to prenatal testing: the experiences of families living with genetic disease, Social Science & Medicine, 107, 18-25.
Boardman, F. 2014. Knowledge is Power? The Role of Experiential Knowledge in Genetically ‘Risky’ Reproductive Decisions Sociology of Health & Illness, 36 (1): 137-150.
Draper, H. Martha as a mother: parents, parental choices and preimplantation selection. Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics. 2014; 23(1): 8-18.
Draper, H Ives, J Men's involvement in antenatal care and labour: Rethinking a medical model – Midwifery 2013; 29(7): 723-9.
Boardman, F. 2013. Screening Dilemmas: Disease, Disability or Something In-Between? Bionews 25th November, issue 732, http://www.bionews.org.uk/page_365114.asp
Boardman, F. 2013. Experiential knowledge of disability, impairment and illness: the reproductive decisions of families genetically at risk, Health, 18 (5), 476-492.
Draper H., Grandparents' entitlements and obligations Bioethics 2013 27(6): 309-316 (open access)
Boardman, F. 2011. Negotiating Discourses of Maternal Responsibility, Disability and Reprogenetics in Lewiecki-Wilson, C. and J. Cellio (eds) Disability and Mothering: Liminal Spaces of Embodied Knowledge, Syracuse University Press.Griffiths, F., Lowe, P., Boardman, F. Ayre, C. and R. Gadsby. 2008. Becoming Pregnant: Exploring the Perspectives of Women living with Diabetes, British Journal of General Practice, 58 (548) pp. 184-190.