Alice Aickin

by Sam everingham

Posted on 2018-03-02 at 07:29:36

Alice is a PhD Candidate in Sociology at Swinburne University of Technology. She holds a BSocSc(Psych) and BA(Hons), in which she investigated women’s childbirth experiences. Her
research interests include reproductive technologies, birth, motherhood and relationships, as well as maternal and infant health. Alice’s PhD explores the relationships between surrogates and intended mothers, as well as their respective motherhood identities.


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