Dr Marieke Bigg

Dr Marieke Bigg was formerly Science Editor at the Progress Educational Trust (PET) and at its flagship publication BioNews. Her PhD research was funded by Wellcome, and concerned the debates about human embryo research that followed the clinical translation of IVF in the 1980s. In particular, it focused on the role of the reproductive biologist Dr Anne McLaren, extrapolating from her life and work to better understand the role of biological models and biologists in public deliberations on biotechnology and reproductive medicine. This research was conducted under the supervision of Professor Sarah Franklin in the University of Cambridge's Department of Sociology.