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Biography

  • 1971-1975 Social Worker, Kent County Council
  • 1975-1978 Senior Social Worker, Kent County Council
  • 1978-1979 Training Officer, Kent County Council
  • 1979-1983 Principal Social Worker, Kent County Council
  • 1983-1990 Senior Lecturer in Social Work, Huddersfield Polytechnic/Development Officer, Wakefield Metropolitan District Council
  • 1990-1993 Senior Lecturer in Social Work, Huddersfield Polytechnic (University)
  • 1994-1997 Principal Lecturer in Social Work, University of Huddersfield
  • 1997-2000 Reader in Social Work, University of Huddersfield
  • 2000-present Professor of Social Work, University of Huddersfield

  • Visiting Professor: Department of Social Work, Hong Kong Baptist University (2004-2005)
  • Visiting Professor: Department of Social Work and Social Policy, University of Hong Kong (2004-2006)
  • Visiting Professor of Social Work: Department of Applied Social Sciences Hong Kong Polytechnic University (2008-2011)
  • Visiting Professor of Social Work: National University of Singapore (2012 - present)
  • Adjunct Professor: John Dossetor Health Ethics Centre, University of Alberta (2005-2008)
  • Adjunct Professor of Health Ethics: Tung Wah College Hong Kong (2011-2013)
  • Hon Member, Society for Reproductive and Infant Psychology (2006-2008)
  • PhD external examiner: University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne; University of Lancaster; Keele University; University of Kent at Canterbury; University of Portsmouth; University of Pretoria; University of York; University of KwaZulu Natal; Queens University Belfast; Hong Kong University; Charles Sturt University; Ballarat University
  • MPhil external examiner: University of Kent at Canterbury; University of Southampton

  • Co-editor: British Journal of Social Work (2004-2010)
  • Editor, Journal of Fertility Counselling (1998-2003)
  • International Editorial Advisor, China Journal of Social Work (2007-present)
  • International Editorial Advisor, International Social Work (2002-2010)
  • Reviewer, Nuffield Foundation, NHS, Research Grants Council of Hong Kong;
  • Member: Victorian Assisted Reproductive Treatment Authority Advisory Panel (Australia) (2009-present)
  • Member: Economic and Social Research Council Peer Review College (2010- present)
  • Member: Hong Kong Social Workers Registration Board Assessment Panel (2008-2013)
  • Member: Supervisory board ‘Ethical problems related to cross-border reproductive care’ research project University of Gent, Belgium (2010-present)

  • Member: Association of Professors of Social Work
  • Member: British Association of Social Workers
  • Member: British Infertility Counselling Association
  • Member: British Fertility Society
  • Member: European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology
  • Member: American Society for Reproductive Medicine
  • Member, International Advisory Board, Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology (2007-present)
  • Member: International Social Work and Health Inequalities Network
  • Advisor, Donor Conception Support Group of Australia and Infertility Connection, Edmonton (Canada)
  • Executive Committee Member, British Infertility Counselling Association (1998-2003)
  • Co-chair, British Association of Social Workers Project Group on Assisted Reproduction (member since 1986)
  • Member of International Planning Committee for 5th Social Work in Health and Mental Health International Conference, Living in Harmony: Promoting Creative Synergy in a Stressful World. Hong Kong (10-14 December 2006);
  • Member of International Planning Committee for International Federation of Social Workers/ International Association of Schools of Social Work/International Council on Social Welfare Joint World Conference. Hong Kong (10-14 June 2010)
  • Member: International Jury for Royan International Research Award for Reproductive Biomedicine and Stem Cell Biology and Technology. Royan Institute, Tehran (2010)

Research & Scholarship

University research group memberships

Professor Eric Blyth is currently a member of the Institute for Research in Citizenship and Applied Human Sciences and the Centre for Applied Childhood Studies.

Recent research projects

  • Infertility treatment and the welfare of the child: the role of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority
  • Meeting the needs of infertile clients: an examination of the role of satellite infertility clinics
  • Experiences of an ‘egg sharing’ programme in the UK.
  • Experiences of surrogacy arrangements in the UK
  • Children of drug or alcohol users - experiences of care and support
  • Recruiting semen donors under an information sharing system: a study of donors’ views
  • Birth origins information in assisted conception - UK policy development
  • Sharing genetic origins information in families created following third party assisted conception
  • Fertility patients’ experiences of cross-border reproductive services
  • Psychosocial implications of oocyte donation using a known donor
  • Creating families through altruistic known oocyte donation
  • Transnational reproduction: An exploratory study of UK residents who travel abroad for fertility treatment
  • Experiences of genetic relatedness among donor-conceived adults sharing the same donor
  • Relinquishing frozen embryos for conception by infertile couples using an “embryo adoption” agency
  • Choosing egg sharing: egg share donors and informed consent
  • The welfare of the child in assisted conception: Developing concepts in contemporary UK legislation and policy

Publications and Other Research Outputs

2014

Blyth, E (2014) ‘Baby Gammy: the responsibilities of ART professionals in international surrogacyBioNews (767).

Crawshaw, M., Fronek, P., Blyth, E. and Elvin, A. (2014) What are children’s ‘best interests’ in international surrogacy? British Association of Social Workers

2013

Blyth, E. and Lee, G. (2013) ‘Commentary: Can Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) Impact Singapore’s Low Fertility Rate?Asian Population Studies , 9 (3), pp. 241-243. ISSN 1744-1730

Blyth, E (2013) ‘TV Review: Coronation Street - Surrogacy in WeatherfieldBioNews (725).

Sawyer, N., Blyth, E., Kramer, W. and Frith, L. (2013) ‘A survey of 1700 women who formed their families using donor spermatozoaReproductive Biomedicine Online , 27 (4), pp. 436-447. ISSN 1472-6483

Blyth, E., Lee, G. and Yee, S. (2013) ‘Freezing the Biological Clock: A Viable Fertility Preservation Option for Young Singaporean Women?Annals, Academy of Medicine Singapore , 42 (9), pp. 472-477. ISSN 0304-4602

Blyth, E (2013) ‘The numbers don’t add up” - what is going on with surrogacy arrangements in the UK? ’. In: Motherhood: All Change conference , 9th September 2013, Manchester, UK

Frith, L. and Blyth, E. (2013) ‘They Can't Have My Embryo: The Ethics of Conditional Embryo DonationBioethics , 27 (6), pp. 317-324. ISSN 02699702

Blyth, E (2013) ‘Below population replacement fertility rates: Can assisted reproductive technology (ART) help reverse the trend?Asian Pacific Journal of Reproduction , 2 (2), pp. 151-158. ISSN 23050500

Blyth, E (2013) ‘Donor conception: a private family matter?’. In: The Times Cheltenham Science Festival, 4th - 9th June 2013, Cheltenham, UK

Blyth, E. and Frith, L. (2013) ‘International policy trends surrounding donor anonymity and disclosure of donor-conceived status’. In: Donor conception: lessons for clinicians, families, policy makers and researchers, 20th - 21st June 2013, Montreal, Canada

Blyth, E (2013) ‘Little for donor-conceived people in the Nuffield Council's reportBioNews (702).

Blyth, E., Kramer, W. and Schneider, J. (2013) ‘Perspectives, experiences, and choices of parents of children conceived following oocyte donationReproductive BioMedicine Online , 26 (2), pp. 179-188. ISSN 1472-6483

Crawshaw, M., Blyth, E. and van den Akker, O. (2013) ‘The changing profile of surrogacy in the UK – Implications for national and international policy and practiceJournal of Social Welfare and Family Law , 34 (3). ISSN 0964-9069

Culley, L., Hudson, N., Blyth, E., Norton, W., Pacey, A. and Rapport, F. (2013) ‘‘What are you going to do, confiscate their passports?’ Professional perspectives on cross-border reproductive travelJournal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology , 31 (1), pp. 46-57. ISSN 0264-6838

2012

Blyth, E (2012) ‘Discovering the 'Facts of Life' Following Anonymous Donor InseminationInternational Journal of Law, Policy and the Family , 26 (2), pp. 143-161. ISSN 1360-9939

Blyth, E (2012) ‘Unused cryopreserved embryos: evidence regarding disposition decision-making ’. In: Round Table: Embryo Disposition Decision-Making, 3rd July 2012, Melbourne, Australia

Blyth, E (2012) ‘Crossing borders for fertility care: Where should the line be drawn? ’. In: Annual Louis Waller Lecture 2012, 3rd July 2012, Melbourne, Australia

Blyth, E (2012) ‘Guidelines for infertility counselling in different countries: Is there an emerging trend?Human Reproduction , 27 (7), pp. 2046-2057. ISSN 02681161

Lam, C. and Blyth, E. (2012) ‘Re-Engagement and Negotiation in a Changing Political and Economic Context: Social Work in Hong KongBritish Journal of Social Work . ISSN 0045-3102

Blyth, E., Crawshaw, M., Frith, L. and Jones, C. (2012) ‘Donor-conceived people’s views and experiences of their genetic origins: A critical analysis of the research evidence Journal of Law and Medicine , 19 (4), pp. 769-789. ISSN 1320-159X

Blyth, E (2012) ‘Genes r us? Making sense of genetic and non-genetic relationships following anonymous donor inseminationReproductive BioMedicine Online , 24 (7), pp. 719-726. ISSN 14726483

Paul, M., Berger, R., Blyth, E. and Frith, L. (2012) ‘Relinquishing embryos for family building: what's in a name?’. In: NAPSW National Association of Perinatal Social Worker Annual Conference , 11th May 2012, Little Rock, Arkansas, USA

Blyth, E (2012) ‘Below Population Replacement Fertility Rates: Can assisted reproductive technology (ART) help reverse the trend? ’. In: Assisted reproduction to boost Singapore's fertility rate? National University of Singapore NUS Seminar, 29th May 2012, Singapore

Stephenson, J., Blyth, E., Kramer, W. and Schneider, J. (2012) ‘Donor type and parental disclosure following oocyte donationAsian Pacific Journal of Reproduction , 1 (1), pp. 39-45.

Thorn, P., Wischmann, T. and Blyth, E. (2012) ‘Cross-border reproductive services – suggestions for ethically based minimum standards of care in EuropeJournal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics & Gynecology , 33 (1), pp. 1-6. ISSN 0167-482X

Blyth, E (2012) ‘Access to genetic and birth origins information for people conceived following third party assisted conception in the United KingdomThe International Journal of Children's Rights , 20 (2), pp. 300-318. ISSN 09275568

Blyth, E (2012) ‘Full-sibling embryos created by anonymous gamete donation in unrelated recipients Fertility and Sterility , 97 (1), p. e4. ISSN 00150282

Blyth, E., Yee, S. and Tsang, A. (2012) ‘Perspectives of Canadian Oocyte Donors and Recipients on Donor Compensation and the Establishment of a Personal Health Information RegistryJournal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada , 34 (1), pp. 72-79. ISSN 1701-2163

2011

Yee, S., Blyth, E. and Ka Tat Tsang, A. (2011) ‘Views of donors and recipients regarding disclosure to children following altruistic known oocyte donationReproductive BioMedicine Online , 23 (7), pp. 851-859. ISSN 1472-6483

Frith, L., Blyth, E., Paul, M. and Berger, R. (2011) ‘Conditional embryo relinquishment: choosing to relinquish embryos for family building through a Christian embryo ‘adoption’ programmeHuman Reproduction , 26 (12), pp. 3327-3338. ISSN 0268-1161

Blyth, E (2011) ‘Counselling for designated donation and surrogacy in Hong Kong’. In: Council on Human Reproductive Technology and Task Group on Designated Donation and Surrogacy, 1st November 2011, Hong Kong, China

Blyth, E., Thorn, P. and Wischmann, T. (2011) ‘CBRC and psychosocial counselling: assessing needs and developing an ethical framework for practiceReproductive BioMedicine Online , 23 (5), pp. 642-651. ISSN 1472-6483

Blyth, E., Yee, S. and Tsang, A. (2011) ‘"They were my eggs; they were her babies" : known oocyte donors' conceptualizations of their reproductive materialJournal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada , 33 (11), pp. 1134-1140. ISSN 1701-2163

Yee, S., Blyth, E. and Tsang, A. (2011) ‘Oocyte donors’ experiences of altruistic known donation: a qualitative studyJournal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology , 29 (4), pp. 404-415. ISSN 0264-6838

Blyth, E (2011) ‘Gamete consultationThe Guardian Newspaper . ISSN 0261-3077

Blyth, E (2011) ‘Evidence and models of best practice should guide recruitment of gamete donors BioNews , 629.

Blyth, E (2011) ‘One Parent or Five – more of the same from the Commission on Parenthood's Future BioNews , 631.

Culley, L., Hudson, N., Rapport, F., Blyth, E., Norton, W. and Pacey, A. (2011) ‘Crossing borders for fertility treatment: motivations, destinations and outcomes of UK fertility travellersHuman Reproduction , 26 (9), pp. 2373-2381. ISSN 0268-1161

Leung, P., Chan, C. and Blyth, E. (2011) ‘Mental and Behavioral Health: An East-West Perspective ’. In: Diversity Management: Theoretical Perspectives and Practical Approaches. New York, USA: NOVA Publishers. . ISBN 978-1-61324-738-9

Blyth, E (2011) ‘Experiences of genetic relatedness among donor-conceived adults sharing the same sperm donor’. In: Informal Seminar Series: Experiences of genetic relatedness among donor-conceived adults sharing the same donor, Tuesday 16th August 2011, Edinburgh, UK

Blyth, E., Frith, L., Paul, M. and Berger, R. (2011) ‘Embryo Relinquishment for Family Building: How Should it be Conceptualised?International Journal of Law, Policy and the Family , 25 (2), pp. 260-285. ISSN 1360-9939

Blyth, E (2011) ‘International guidelines for infertility counselling – is there an emerging trend? Human Reproduction , 26 (S1), p. i19-i20. ISSN 0268-1161

Blyth, E (2011) ‘ART regulation in Canada – birth much delayed BioNews (615).

Lui, S. and Blyth, E. (2011) ‘Infertility Patients’ Motivations for and Experiences of Cross-Border Reproductive Services (CBRS): An Asynchronous Online Investigation’. In: ESHRE 2011 27th Annual Meeting of the European Society of Human Reproduction & Embryology, 3-6 July 2011, Stockholm, Sweden

Lui, S. and Blyth, E. (2011) ‘Infertility patients' motivations for and experiences of cross border reproductive care (CBRC): a preliminary report Human Reproduction , 26 (S1), p. i148-i149. ISSN 02681161

Blyth, E (2011) ‘Experiences of genetic relatedness among donor-conceived adults sharing the same sperm donor Human Reproduction , 26 (S1), p. i78-i80. ISSN 02681161

Blyth, E. and Crawshaw, M. (2011) ‘Countdown begins for ending donor anonymity in British ColumbiaBioNews (610).

Hudson, N., Culley, L., Blyth, E., Norton, W., Rapport, F. and Pacey, A. (2011) ‘Cross-border reproductive care: a review of the literatureReproductive BioMedicine Online , 22 (7), pp. 673-685. ISSN 14726483

Blyth, E (2011) ‘Implementing an Altruistic Sperm Donation Program in CanadaJournal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada , 33 (5), pp. 484-485. ISSN 1701-2163

Blyth, E (2011) ‘Gamete Donation Review - not the HFEA's finest hour BioNews (605).

Blyth, E., Crawshaw, M., Frith, L., Jones, C. and Martin, N. (2011) ‘No 'brownie points' for ill-conceived Donation ReviewBioNews (593).

2010

Blyth, E (2010) ‘Experience of cross-border reproductive care - implications for counsellors and mental health professionals’. In: Reproductive Tourism: Travelling for Conception and the Global ART Market , 3rd-5th December 2010, Cambridge, UK

Blyth, E (2010) ‘Donor anonymity to bite the dust in South Australia BioNews (587).

Blyth, E (2010) ‘Parental Orders and identity registration: one country three systemsJournal of Social Welfare and Family Law , 32 (4), pp. 345-352. ISSN 0964-9069

Blyth, E (2010) ‘Social Aspects of Cross-Border Reproductive Care ’. In: Annual Meeting of the Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society CFAS 2010, 29th September-2nd October 2010, Vancouver, Canada

Blyth, E (2010) ‘Davina and Goliath: the personal cost of seeking justice BioNews (582).

Palattiyil, G., Blyth, E., Sidhva, D. and Balakrishnan, G. (2010) ‘Globalization and cross-border reproductive services: Ethical implications of surrogacy in India for social workInternational Social Work , 53 (5), pp. 686-700. ISSN 0020-8728

Paul, M., Berger, R., Blyth, E. and Frith, L. (2010) ‘Relinquishing frozen embryos for conception by infertile couplesFamilies, Systems, & Health , 28 (3), pp. 258-273. ISSN 1091-7527

Blyth, E., Crawshaw, M., Frith, L., Jones, C. and Speirs, J. (2010) ‘Wither the HFEA and the fate of donor registers? BioNews (572).

Blyth, E. and Kramer, W. (2010) ‘'My Daddy's Name is Donor': Read with caution! BioNews (567).

Blyth, E (2010) ‘The role of humour in sperm donor recruitment BioNews (562).

Frith, L. and Blyth, E. (2010) ‘Reproductive autonomy and welfare of the child assessments in infertility treatment Human Reproduction , 25 (S1), p. i93-i96. ISSN 02681161

Blyth, E (2010) ‘Fertility patients' experiences of crossborder reproductive careFertility and Sterility , 94 (1), p. e11-e15. ISSN 0015-0282

Blyth, E., Langridge, D. and Harris, R. (2010) ‘Family building in donor conception: parents' experiences of sharing informationJournal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology , 28 (2), pp. 116-127. ISSN 02646838

Blyth, E (2010) ‘Reply to 'Gamete donation in the UK: Time to think again' BioNews (554).

Blyth, E., Shardlow, S., Lyons, K., Masson, H., Shaw, I. and White, S. (2010) ‘Measuring the quality of peer-reviewed publications in social work: Impact factors - liberation or liability? Social Work Education , 29 (2), pp. 120-136. ISSN 0261-5479

Blyth, E (2010) ‘Die »Notwendigkeit eines Vaters für das Kind« und der Zugang lesbischer Frauen zur Reproduktionsmedizin (The child’s need for a father and access to assisted reproductive technologies by lesbians)’. In: Die gleichgeschlechtliche Familie mit Kindern Interdisziplinäre Beiträge zu einer neuen Lebensform. Bielefeld, Germany: Transcript Verlag. pp. 195-223. ISBN 978-3-8376-1073-4

2009

Blyth, E. and Masson, H. (2009) ‘Editorial: British Journal of Social Work 39(8)British Journal of Social Work , 39 (8), pp. 1423-1426. ISSN 0045-3102

Blyth, E (2009) ‘What counsellors need to know about cross border reproductive care’. In: Joint Meeting of the British Infertility Counselling Association and the Irish Fertility Counselling Association, 27th November 2009, Dublin, Ireland

Blyth, E., Yee, S. and Tsang, A. (2009) ‘Altruistic known oocyte donation: the recipients’ perspectives’. In: Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society CFAS 55th Annual Meeting, 18th-21st November 2009, Montréal, Canada

Yee, S., Blyth, E. and Tsang, A. (2009) ‘Altruistic known oocyte donation: the donors’ perspectives’. In: Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society CFAS 55th Annual Meeting, 18th-21st November 2009, Montréal, Canada

Blyth, E (2009) ‘Patient perspectives on cross-border reproductive care’. In: Infertility Counselling and Cross Border Reproductive Care: Post Grad Course: American Society for Reproductive Medicine ASRM Annual Meeting, 17-18 October 2009, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Blyth, E (2009) ‘The UK experience of promoting transparency in donor conception’. In: American Society for Reproductive Medicine ASRM Annual Meeting, 21st October 2009, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Blyth, E (2009) ‘Exploitation: what is its role in cross border reproductive care?’. In: Infertility Counselling and Cross Border Reproductive Care: Post Grad Course: American Society for Reproductive Medicine ASRM Annual Meeting, 17-18 October 2009, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Blyth, E (2009) ‘Welfare of the child in assisted reproduction’. In: 10th Congress on Reproductive Biomedicine & 5th Congress on Stem Cell Biology & Technology Royan International Twin Congress, 23-25 September 2009, Royan Institute, Tehran, Iran

Blyth, E (2009) ‘Ethical issues in gamete and embryo donation programs’. In: 10th Congress on Reproductive Biomedicine & 5th Congress on Stem Cell Biology & Technology Royan International Twin Congress, 23-25 September 2009, Royan Institute, Tehran, Iran

Blyth, E (2009) ‘Reproduction in the global market place’. In: Social Work and Global Health Inequalities. : London, UK. . ISBN 9781847421968

Blyth, E (2009) ‘Swedish Donor Offspring and Their Legal Right to InformationThe International Journal of Children's Rights , 17 (3), pp. 519-521. ISSN 09275568

Blyth, E (2009) ‘No reliable evidence on anonymous donors; cases show that removal of anonymity can be successfulThe Times . ISSN 0140-0460

Blyth, E. and Frith, L. (2009) ‘Donor-Conceived People's Access to Genetic and Biographical History: An Analysis of Provisions in Different Jurisdictions Permitting Disclosure of Donor IdentityInternational Journal of Law, Policy and the Family , 23 (2), pp. 174-191. ISSN 1360-9939

Quinney, A., Doel, M., Blyth, E., Banks, S., Lefevre, M., Parker, J., Taylor, I. and Shardlow, S. (2009) ‘Write on! Meet the Editors’. In: 11th UK Joint Social Work Education Conference with the 3rd UK Social Work Research Conference , 8th-10th July 2009, Hertfordshire, UK

Blyth, E (2009) ‘The professionalization of social work in EnglandChina Journal of Social Work , 2 (2), pp. 131-141. ISSN 1752-5098

Blyth, E. and Masson, H. (2009) ‘Editorial: British Journal of Social Work 39(5)British Journal of Social Work , 39 (5), pp. 785-788. ISSN 0045-3102

Blyth, E (2009) ‘The right to reproduce versus the welfare of the child: should formal assessment be a part of counselling?’. In: 25th Annual Meeting of the European Society for Human Reproduction and Embryology, 28th June-2nd July 2009, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Blyth, E (2009) ‘Access to genetic and biographical history in donorconception: an analysis of provisions permitting disclosure of donor identityHuman Reproduction , 24 ( S1), p. I50. ISSN 02681161

Blyth, E (2009) ‘Psychological and bioethical aspects of medically assisted reproduction and children's rights and welfare’. In: Conference of European Ministers responsible for Family Affairs, 16-17 June 2009, Vienna, Austria

Blyth, E (2009) ‘Tackling issues in cross-border reproductive careBioNews (508).

Blyth, E (2009) ‘Editorial: China Journal of Social Work , 2 (2), pp. 83-84. ISSN 1752-5098

Blyth, E., Frith, L., Jones, C. and Speirs, J. (2009) ‘The Role of Birth Certificates in Relation to Access to Biographical and Genetic History in Donor ConceptionThe International Journal of Children's Rights , 17 (2), pp. 207-233. ISSN 09275568

Blyth, E (2009) ‘A critical look at where we publish our work’. In: Staff Seminar, 21st May 2009, Hong Kong Chinese University

Blyth, E. and Crawshaw, M. (2009) ‘'Think of a number, then double it': playing a numbers game with donor conception? BioNews , 399.

Blyth, E., Crawshaw, M. and van den Akker, O. (2009) ‘Disclosing donor information: A new code of silence? BioNews (498).

Blyth, E (2009) ‘Is it possible to run an ethical donor conception program? ’. In: Public Lecture hosted in Red Deer Community College, 12th January 2009, Alberta, Canada

Blyth, E. and Hughes, E. (2009) ‘Patient and Clinician Prompters ’. In: First Invitational International Forum on Cross-Border Reproductive Care: Quality and Safety, 14th-16th January 2009, Château Laurier, Ottawa, Canada

Blyth, E. and Landau, R. (2009) Faith and fertility: attitudes toward reproductive practices in different religions from ancient to modern times . London, UK: Jessica Kingsley. ISBN 978-1-84310-535-0

Blyth, E (2009) ‘Subsidized IVF: 'Egg sharing' as a source of donor eggs’. In: Donor Egg IVF. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers. pp. 149-155. ISBN 978-81-8448-093-1

Landau, R. and Blyth, E. (2009) ‘Introduction’. In: Faith and fertility: attitudes toward reproductive practices in different religions from ancient to modern times. London, UK: Jessica Kingsley. pp. 11-33. ISBN 9781843105350

Blyth, E (2009) ‘Patient On-line Survey Results ’. In: First Invitational International Forum on Cross-Border Reproductive Care: Quality and Safety, 14th-16th January 2009, Château Laurier, Ottawa, Canada

2008

Blyth, E (2008) ‘Publication in peer review journals’. In: Annual Conference of the Association of China Social Work Educators, 21st November 2008, Nanchang, China

Blyth, E (2008) ‘The professionalisation of social work in the UK’. In: Professionalization of Social Work - Review and Future Development, 8-9 November 2008, Shenzhen, China

Blyth, E (2008) ‘Safeguarding the interests of children in assisted human reproduction: international perspectives’. In: Seminar for Senior Staff of Health Canada and Assisted Human Reproduction Canada, 7th October 2008, Ottawa, Canada

Blyth, E (2008) ‘Ending Donor Anonymity: What Next? ’. In: Getting It Right: Putting Ethics at the Core of Gamete Donation Practice, 4th October 2008, Toronto, Canada

Blyth, E (2008) ‘To Be or not to Be? A Critical Appraisal of the Welfare of Children Conceived through New Reproductive TechnologiesThe International Journal of Children s Rights , 16 (4), pp. 505-522. ISSN 09275568

Martin, N. and Blyth, E. (2008) ‘Psychosocial issues in known egg donation: considerations for infertility counsellingJournal of Fertility Counselling , 15 (3), pp. 40-52. ISSN 1365-8913

Blyth, E. and Auffrey, M. (2008) ‘International policy on cross border reproductive services’. In: International Federation of Social Workers IFSW General Meeting 2008, 13-15 August 2008, Salvador de Bahia, Brazil

Cordray, B., Kato, H., Miyajima, J., Saimura, M., Watanabe, H. and Blyth, E. (2008) ‘Donor Anonymity: An Abuse of Human Rights’. In: World Association for Infanct Mental Health WAIMH 11th World Congress , 1st-5th August 2008, Yokohoma, Japan

Blyth, E (2008) ‘Inequalities in Reproductive Health: What is the Challenge for Social Work and How Can It Respond?Journal of Social Work , 8 (3), pp. 213-232. ISSN 1468-0173

Blyth, E. and Golding, B. (2008) ‘Egg sharing: a practical and ethical option in IVF?Expert Review of Obstetrics & Gynecology , 3 (4), pp. 465-473. ISSN 17474108

Blyth, E (2008) ‘Regulation of assisted conception treatment with the Hong Kong Council on Human Reproductive Technology’. In: Hong Kong Council on Human Reproductive Technology Presentation, 19th May 2008, Hong Kong

Blyth, E (2008) ‘Donor conception and birth certificates - more steps in the right direction BioNews (458).

Blyth, E (2008) ‘Ethical issues in undertaking research with vulnerable people’. In: Jerusalem Research Ethics Conference, 28-29 May 2008, Jerusalem

Blyth, E., Frith, L. and Crawshaw, M. (2008) ‘Ethical objections to sex selection for nonmedical reasonsReproductive BioMedicine Online , 16 (Supple), pp. 41-45. ISSN 1472-6483

Blyth, E., Burr, V. and Farrand, A. (2008) ‘Welfare of the child assessments in assisted conception: A social constructionist perspectiveJournal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology , 26 (1), pp. 31-43. ISSN 02646838

Blyth, E. and Frith, L. (2008) ‘The UK's gamete donor `crisis' - a critical analysisCritical Social Policy , 28 (1), pp. 74-95. ISSN 0261-0183

Blyth, E. and Frith, L. (2008) ‘The UK's gamete donor `crisis' - a critical analysisCritical Social Policy , 28 (1), pp. 74-95. ISSN 0261-0183

Blyth, E (2008) ‘1988-2008: Twenty years of BICAJournal of Fertility Counselling , 15 (1), pp. 15-28. ISSN 1365-8913

Blyth, E (2008) ‘Donor insemination and the dilemma of the “unknown father”. ’. In: ) Umwege zum eigenen Kind Ethische und rechtliche Herausforderungen an die Reproduktionsmedizin 30 Jahre nach Louise Brown. Gottingen, Germany: Universitätsverlag Göttingen. pp. 157-174. ISBN 978-3-940344-46-5

2007

Blyth, E (2007) ‘Donor conception: what to do about birth certificates?BioNews (438).

Blyth, E (2007) ‘Not the time to change policy on donor anonymityFertilityFriends.co.uk .

Blyth, E. and Masson, H. (2007) ‘Editorial: British Journal of Social Work 38(8)British Journal of Social Work , 38 (8), pp. 1459-1462. ISSN 0045-3102

Blyth, E (2007) ‘"If you muck about with a birth certificate, you are labelling a child as a second class person": the politics of donor conception and birth registration ’. In: Progress Educational Trust Annual Conference 2007 Reproducing Regulation: New Laws for Fertility Treatment and Embryo Research – Will We Get It Right?, 1st November 2007, London, UK

Blyth, E (2007) ‘UK donor registries’. In: Donor Registry Exploratory Workshop, 12 October 2007, Washington DC, USA

Blyth, E (2007) ‘Infertility treatment and the welfare of the child BioNews (421).

Blyth, E. and Frith, L. (2007) ‘Contemporary ethical issues in third party assisted conceptionHuman Reproduction , 22 (Supplement 1), p. i50. ISSN 02681161

Crawshaw, M., Blyth, E. and Daniels, K. (2007) ‘Past semen donors’ views about the use of a voluntary contact register Reproductive BioMedicine Online , 14 (4), pp. 411-417.

Blyth, E (2007) ‘Donor insemination and the dilemma of the ‘unknown father' (Der unbekannte Vater: Zum Problem der Samenspenderidentifizierung)’. In: Kinderwunsch im Jahr 2007. Aktuelle ethische Herausforderungen an die Reproduktionsmedizin, 16-17 March 2007, Frankfurt, Germany

Baron, J., Blyth, E. and Haigh, A. (2007) Counselling and Surrogacy in Licensed Clinics in the UK . Practice Guide Series. Glasgow, UK: BICA. ISBN 9781901406405

Blyth, E (2007) ‘Conceptions of welfare’. In: Human Fertilisation and Embryology: Reproducing Regulation. London, UK: Routledge-Cavendish. pp. 17-45. ISBN 84472090X

Blyth, E (2007) ‘To be or not to be: a critical appraisal of the welfare of children conceived through new reproductive technologies’. In: Nobody's Child Everybody's Children, 24 May 2007, Malaspina University College, Nanaimo BC, Canada

Blyth, E. and Ryll, I. (2007) ‘Donor recruitment: is "tackiness" the answer?BioNews (399).

Frith, L., Blyth, E. and Farrand, A. (2007) ‘UK gamete donors' reflections on the removal of anonymity: implications for recruitmentHuman Reproduction , 22 (6), pp. 1675-1680. ISSN 02681161

Blyth, E (2007) ‘Ethical and psychological aspects of egg sharing’. In: Pre-congress course syllabi Course 5 Ethics and Law, 1 July 2007, Lyon, France

2006

Blyth, E (2006) ‘Competing interests in sperm donor secrecyThe Times , p. 22. ISSN 0140-0460

Blyth, E., Bywaters, P. and Masson, H. (2006) ‘Editorial: British Journal of Social Work 38(5)British Journal of Social Work , 38 (5), pp. 839-842. ISSN 0045-3102

Blyth, E (2006) ‘Fertile issues in the egg donor debate - letterThe Guardian Newspaper , p. 33. ISSN 0261-3077

Blyth, E (2006) ‘Conception par don de gamète : tendances et pratiques internationales dans l’accès à l’information concernant les origines génétiques [Donor conception: international trends and practices in disclosure of gentic origins information]’. In: Symposium of Association MAIA, 29th April 2006, Paris, France

Blyth, E (2006) ‘Donor conception: International trends and practices in disclosure of genetic origins information’. In: Presntation to Reproductive Biology Unit, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, 25th April 2006, Toronto, Canada

Blyth, E (2006) ‘Implications of “Donor-Linking” for Donors, Offspring, Recipients and Clinics: Past, Present and Future’. In: Presentation at Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Unit, London Health Sciences Centre, 25th April 2006, Ontario, Canada

Blyth, E. and Masson, H. (2006) ‘Editorial: British Journal of Social Work 38(2)British Journal of Social Work , 38 (2), pp. 215-217. ISSN 0045-3102

Blyth, E (2006) ‘Sperm donation: time to look forward, not back BioNews (377).

Haase, J. and Blyth, E. (2006) ‘Global perspectives’. In: Infertility Counseling: A Comprehensive Handbook for Clinicians. New York, USA: Cambridge University Press. pp. 544-557. ISBN 13: 9780521853637

Blyth, E. and Masson, H. (2006) ‘EditorialBritish Journal of Social Work , 37 (2), pp. 183-185. ISSN 00453102

Chan, C., Blyth, E. and Chan, C. (2006) ‘Attitudes to and practices regarding sex selection in ChinaPrenatal Diagnosis , 26 (7), pp. 610-613. ISSN 01973851

Blyth, E. and Masson, H. (2006) ‘EditorialBritish Journal of Social Work , 36 (8), pp. 1267-1270. ISSN 00453102

Blyth, E (2006) ‘Fertility tourism requires a social work responseThe European Social Worker , 3 (2), p. 4.

Blyth, E (2006) ‘Donor anonymity and secrecy versus openness concerning the genetic origins of the offspring: international perspectivesAssia: Jewish Medical Ethics , 2, pp. 4-13.

Balen, R., Blyth, E., Calabretto, H., Fraser, C., Horrocks, C. and Manby, M. (2006) ‘Involving children in health and social research - 'human becomings' or 'active beings'?Childhood , 13 (1), pp. 29-48. ISSN 0907-5682

2005

Blyth, E (2005) ‘Assurances of past donor anonymity are meaningless BioNews (334).

Blyth, E (2005) ‘Donor anonymity and secrecy: Where's the evidence?BioNews (334).

Blyth, E (2005) ‘Meeting the challenges posed by the abolition of donor anonymity’. In: The Future of Donor Conception: where do we go from here?, 22-23 October 2005, Toronto, Canada

Martin, N., Blyth, E., Deery, R. and Cameron, C. (2005) ‘Psychosocial Support in Known Egg DonationFertility and Sterility , 84 (Supplement 1), p. S21-S22. ISSN 00150282

Blyth, E., Frith, L. and Farrand, A. (2005) ‘Is It Possible To Recruit Gamete Donors Who Are Both Altruistic and Identifiable? Fertility and Sterility , 84 (S1), p. S21-S22. ISSN 00150282

Blyth, E (2005) ‘Follow-up of gamete donation families’. In: Serono Ovum Donation Symposium , 30th September 2005, Vantaa, Finland

Blyth, E (2005) ‘Creating a life to save a life? Reflections on the conception of 'saviour siblings'Journal of Fertility Counselling , 12 (2), pp. 34-39. ISSN 1365-8913

Blyth, E. and Ryll, I. (2005) ‘Why Wouldn’t You Tell? Telling donor-conceived children about their conceptionHealth Ethics Today , 15 (1), p. 4. ISSN 1484-8686

Martin, N., Deery, R., Cameron, C. and Blyth, E. (2005) ‘Under pressure? negotiating relationships in known egg donation’. In: Psychology of Women Section - Annual Conference 2005 , 6th-8th July 2005, University of Huddersfield

Blyth, E (2005) ‘How might we best undertake research on donor-conceived persons' views about their conception?BioNews , 309.

Blyth, E (2005) ‘Children and Social Welfare: Recent Changes in England and their Implications for Social Work’. In: Taiwan Social Policy Society Conference, 23rd May 2005, National Taiwan University, Taiwan

Blyth, E (2005) ‘The changing face of social work with children in England’. In: Development of Social Work Education and Services in China: Overseas and Indigenous Experiences, 20th March 2005, Hong Kong, China

Daniels, K., Blyth, E., Crawshaw, M. and Curson, R. (2005) ‘Previous semen donors and their views regarding the sharing of information with offspringHuman Reproduction , 20 (6), pp. 1670-1675. ISSN 0268-1161

Blyth, E (2005) ‘“All I can remember is that I’ve always known …” Young People’s Experiences of Early Disclosure of Donor Conception ’. In: Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority Annual Conference 2005, 15th March 2005, London, UK

Manby, M., Blyth, E. and Fraser, C. (2005) Experiences of children and young people whose parents use drugs or alcohol Huddersfield: University of Huddersfield (Unpublished)

Blyth, E. and Farrand, A. (2005) ‘Reproductive tourism - a price worth paying for reproductive autonomy?Critical Social Policy , 25 (1), pp. 91-114. ISSN 0261-0183

2004

Blyth, E (2004) ‘Is donor anonymity in donor-assisted conception compatible with the well-being of children?’. In: Grand Rounds and Heatlh Ethics Seminar, 30th November 2004, Walter Mackenzie Health Sciences Centre, Edmonton

Blyth, E (2004) ‘Transplant tourism, presumed consent and ethical organ donation’. In: 5th National Conference of the Palliative Care Education Interest Group, 1-2 October 2004, Harrogate, UK

Blyth, E. and Speirs, J. (2004) ‘Meeting the rights and needs of donor-conceived people: the contribution of a voluntary contact registerNordisk Sosialt Arbeid , 24 (4), pp. 318-330. ISSN 1504-3037

Blyth, E (2004) ‘Patient experiences of an "egg sharing" programmeHuman Fertility , 7 (3), pp. 157-162. ISSN 1464-7273

Blyth, E (2004) ‘Getting your research published’. In: Enhancing capacity and advancing methods in Post Graduate Social Work and Social Care Research, 31st August-1st September 2004, Belfast, Northern Ireland

Blyth, E., Daniels, K. and Crawshaw, M. (2004) ‘Policy formation in gamete donation and egg sharing in the UK—a critical appraisalSocial Science and Medicine , 59 (12), pp. 2617-2626. ISSN 0277-9536

Blyth, E., Daniels, K., Haase, J. and Thorn, P. (2004) ‘Social work in the field of assisted human reproduction’. In: Social Work and Health and mental Health Conference, 27th May 2004, Quebec, Canada

Blyth, E., Cameron, C. and Frith, L. (2004) ‘Donor information in the UK: an analysis of responses to the Department of Health consultation’. In: International Federation of Fertility Societies (IFFS) World Congress, 26th May 2004, Montreal, Canada

Blyth, E. and Langdridge, D. (2004) ‘Sharing genetic origins information in families created following donor conception’. In: International Federation of Fertility Societies (IFFS) World Congress, 26th May 2004, Montreal, Canada

Blyth, E (2004) ‘Egg sharing: a vehicle for compulsory counselling?BioNews (251).

Blyth, E (2004) ‘Families' experiences of sharing information about donor conceptionDonor Conception Network News (23).

Blyth, E (2004) ‘Service user evaluations: young people, participation and client-centrednessYouth and Policy (82), pp. 16-26. ISSN 0262-9798

Blyth, E (2004) Implications counselling for people considering donor-assisted conception . London, UK: British Infertility Counselling Association. ISBN 1901406253

Blyth, E. and Farrand, A. (2004) ‘Anonymity in donor-assisted conception and the UN Convention on the Rights of the ChildThe International Journal of Children’s Rights , 12 (2), pp. 89-104. ISSN 0927-5568

2003

Blyth, E (2003) ‘The human fertilisation and embryology (deceased fathers) Act 2003Journal of Fertility Counselling , 10 (3). ISSN 1365-8913

Blyth, E (2003) ‘Access to information about gamete and embryo donors in the UKObs & Gynae today , 8 (3), pp. 109-112. ISSN 0971-8133

Blyth, E (2003) ‘‘It’s not about the money. It’s about becoming parents and trying to help other people as well’: Experiences of an ‘egg sharing’ programme in the UK.’. In: British Andrology Society British Fertility Society for Reproduction and Fertility 3rd Joint Meeting, 13th-17th July 2003, Aberdeen, Scotland

Blyth, E (2003) ‘Research into practiceCommunity care (1473), p. 51. ISSN 0307-5508

Blyth, E (2003) ‘Donor debate is too polarisedCommunity care (1462), p. 23. ISSN 0307-5508

Blyth, E., Potter, C. and Martin, N. (2003) ‘Assisted human reproduction: contemporary policy and practice in the UK’. In: Assisted human reproduction: psychological and ethical dilemmas. London: Whurr. pp. 1-27. ISBN 9781861563491

Blyth, E., Feast, J., Hunt, J., Lawrence, M., Montuschi, O., Pike, S., Speirs, J., Turner, A. and Watters, E. (2003) 'Opening the record': Planning the provision of counselling to people applying for information from the HFEA Register BICA Publications

Blyth, E. and Landau, R. (2003) ‘Introduction’. In: Third party assisted conception across cultures: social, legal and ethical perspectives. London: Jessica Kingsley. pp. 7-20. ISBN 9781843100843

Blyth, E (2003) ‘Foreword’. In: Experiences of donor conception: parents, offspring, and donors through the years. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers. pp. 11-12. ISBN 9781843101222

Blyth, E (2003) ‘Fertility rights: Will the UK's Human Rights Act make any difference to access to assisted conception treatment?’. In: The regulation of assisted reproductive technology. Aldershot: Ashgate. pp. 151-163. ISBN 9780754622925

Blyth, E. and Benward, J. (2003) ‘The United States of America: regulation, technology and the market place’. In: Third party assisted conception across cultures: social, legal and ethical perspectives. London: Jessica Kingsley. pp. 249-265. ISBN 9781843100843

Blyth, E (2003) The recruitment of identifiable sperm donors: messages from overseas British Association of Social Workers (BASW)

Blyth, E. and Landau, R. (2003) ‘Summary and conclusions’. In: Third party assisted conception across cultures: social, legal and ethical perspectives. London: Jessica Kingsley. pp. 266-276. ISBN 9781843100843

Blyth, E (2003) ‘The United Kingdom: Evolution of a statutory regulatory approach.’. In: Third party assisted conception across cultures: social, legal and ethical perspectives. London: Jessica Kingsley. pp. 226-248. ISBN 9781843100843

Blyth, E. and Potter, C. (2003) ‘Paying for it? Surrogacy, market forces and assisted conception’. In: Surrogate motherhood: international perspectives. Oxford: Hart Publishing. pp. 227-242. ISBN 9781841132556

2002

Blyth, E (2002) ‘Subsidized IVF: the development of 'egg sharing' in the UKHuman Reproduction , 17 (12), pp. 3254-3259. ISSN 0268-1161

Blyth, E (2002) ‘Information on genetic origins in donor-assisted conception: Is knowing who you are a human rights issue? Human Fertility , 5 (4), pp. 185-192. ISSN 1464-7273

Blyth, E (2002) ‘Donor registries: the UK’. In: Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, 12-17 October 2002, Seattle, USA

Blyth, E (2002) ‘Is it ethical to pay for gametes?’. In: Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, 12th-17th October 2002, Seattle, USA

Blyth, E (2002) ‘Research into practiceCommunity care (1438), p. 47. ISSN 0307-5508

Blyth, E (2002) ‘A child's right to knowNew Scientist (2350), p. 28. ISSN 0262-4079

Blyth, E (2002) ‘The British experience: the UK consultation on access to genetic origins information’. In: Donor Conception: the personal, the professional and the public policy issues, 22nd - 23rd June 2002, Toronto, Canada

Blyth, E (2002) ‘‘Warning – these sperm could sue you one day’: access to information about gamete or embryo donors in the UKA.R.T. & Science , 1 (4), pp. 10-11. ISSN 1444-8971

Blyth, E (2002) ‘Donor conceived people's views about their genetic originsChildren in Scotland Magazine , pp. 9-11.

Huxtable, M. and Blyth, E. (2002) School social work worldwide . Washington D.C., USA: National Association of Social Workers. ISBN 0871013487

Blyth, E. and Cooper, H. (2002) ‘School social work in the United Kingdom: a key role in social inclusion’. In: School Social Work Worldwide. Washington D.C. USA: National Association of Social Workers. pp. 15-32. ISBN 9780871013484

2001

Blyth, E. and Moore, R. (2001) ‘Involuntary childlessness and stigma’. In: Stigma and Social Exclusion in Healthcare. London, UK: Routledge. pp. 217-225. ISBN 978-0-415-22200-6

Blyth, E (2001) ‘Guidance for egg sharing arrangements: redefining the limits of information-giving in donor assisted conception Reproductive BioMedicine Online , 3 (1), pp. 45-47. ISSN 1472-6483

Blyth, E., Crawshaw, M., Haase, J. and Speirs, J. (2001) ‘The implications of adoption for donor offspring following donor-assisted conceptionChild and Family Social Work , 6 (4), pp. 295-304. ISSN 1356-7500

Blyth, E (2001) ‘The Impact of the First Term of the New Labour Government on Social Work in Britain: The Interface between Education Policy and Social WorkBritish Journal of Social Work , 31 (4), pp. 563-577. ISSN 00453102

Langdridge, D. and Blyth, E. (2001) ‘Regulation of assisted conception services in Europe: Implications of the new reproductive technologies for 'the family'The Journal of Social Welfare & Family Law , 23 (1), pp. 45-64. ISSN 01418033

Blyth, E (2001) ‘Maintaining looked after young people in mainstream education’. In: Nobody Ever Told Us School Mattered: Raising the educational attainments of children in care. London, UK: British Association for Adoption & Fostering. pp. 206-219. ISBN 978-1-873868-98-0

1999

Adams, C., Ashworth, A., Blyth, E., Cooper, H., Erooga, M., Featherstone, B., Green, L., Hearn, J., Horrocks, C., Jones, J., Karban, K., Kelly, N., Masson, H., Milner, J., Myers, J., O'Neill, T., Parkin, W., Singh, G., Smith, S. and Waddell, A. (1999) Children, Child Abuse and Child Protection: Placing Children Centrally . London, UK: John Wiley. ISBN 978-0-471-98641-6

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Professor Blyth is currently supervising 5 PhD students.

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