Susan Golombok is Professor Emerita of Family Research and Director of the Centre for Family Research at the University of Cambridge. Susan has pioneered research on new family forms including families created through assisted reproductive technologies, such as egg donation and surrogacy, and families with same-sex and transgender parents. She was elected as a Fellow of the British Academy in 2019.
Her first book, We Are Family: What Really Matters for Parents and Children, published by Scribe in 2020, tells the stories of these families and challenges the widely-held assumption that children in new family forms are less likely to flourish than are children in traditional families. Susan has advised policy-makers and legislators around the world on same-sex marriage and assisted reproduction. She regularly gives presentations about her research to public audiences in the UK and internationally, and her work has been widely reported in the media.