Dr Amarpreet Kaur

Amarpreet Kaur

Health Services Management Centre
Lecturer in Health Technology and Governance

Contact details

School of Social Policy
Room 28, Park House
University of Birmingham
B15 2RT, United Kingdom

Amarpreet joined the HSMC in September 2021 as a new Lecturer. She will be contributing the Centre’s expanding interests in health technologies and genomics through her research and teaching. Amarpreet is passionate about Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion activity, and Widening Participation in Higher Education.

Prior to her appointment, Amarpreet was a member of the Sociology of Reproduction Research Group (ReproSoc) in the Department of Sociology at the University of Cambridge, within which she undertook her postgraduate studies and research. Her doctoral research focussed on human germline genome editing as a potential reproductive choice in the United Kingdom. During her PhD programme, Amarpreet completed a Fellowship at the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology during which she co-authored a POSTnote on Human Germline Genome Editing.

From 2010-2017, Amarpreet served as a Multifaith Chaplain within Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust Hospitals, and from 2013-2016 as a Divisional Chaplain to the Greater Manchester Police. She also studied two years of Midwifery (2010-2012) before pursuing her degrees in Sociology.

ORCID profile


  • PhD in Sociology – University of Cambridge (2022)
  • MPhil in Sociology of Reproduction – University of Cambridge (2017)
  • BA (Hons) in Sociology – Manchester Metropolitan University (2016)


  • BA (Hons) Sociology: Gender and Sexuality 
  • MSc Health Care Policy Management: Research Study Skills 
  • MSc Health Care Policy Management: People, Patients, and Communities 
  • MSc Health Care Policy Management: Health Services Management 
  • MBA Clinical Leadership: Digital Health 

Postgraduate supervision

  • Assisted Reproductive Technologies
  • Genomic Medicine
  • Health Technologies
  • Digital Health 


  • Assisted Reproductive Technologies
    • Reproductive Justice
    • Reproductive Inequalities 
  • Human Germline Genome Editing
  • Genetic Disease
  • Genomic Medicine
  • Chronic Illness
  • Gender and Sexuality
  • Health Technologies and Digital Health 

Other activities

  • Associate Fellow of Higher Education Authority (2021)
  • Consultant Lecturer at UCL (2021-2022)
  • Undergraduate Supervisor at the University of Cambridge (2018-2022)
  • Member of Sociology of Reproduction Research Group (ReproSoc) (2016-2022) 


Recent publications


Kaur, A 2024, 'Severity in the Genomic Age: The Significance of Lived Experience to Understandings of Severity', European Journal of Human Genetics. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41431-024-01652-5

Kaur, A 2023, 'Changing the Female Biocapital Market via Reproductive Technologies: A Potential Future with Genome Editing, Ectogenesis, and In Vitro Gametogenesis', Sociologia Italiana, no. 23, pp. 79-91. https://doi.org/10.1485/2281-2652-202323-5

Kaur, A 2023, 'Optimising the Future of Reproductive Medicine: Achieving Reproductive Justice via Reproductive Technologies', Global Journal of Reproductive Medicine , vol. 10, no. 4, 555791. https://doi.org/10.19080/GJORM.2023.10.555791

Kaur, A 2021, 'The implications of the gender-based prohibitions relating to human germline genome editing in the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act', Reproductive BioMedicine Online, vol. 42, no. 2, pp. 457-462. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rbmo.2020.11.009

Kaur, A 2021, 'The rise of non-traditional pregnancies through assisted reproductive technologies', British Journal of Midwifery, vol. 29, no. 2, pp. 82-88. https://doi.org/10.12968/bjom.2021.29.2.82

Kaur, A 2020, '¿Podría la búsqueda del uso de técnicas de edición de genoma en un embrión humano forzar los viajes de cuidado transnacional?', Generos. https://doi.org/10.17583/generos.2020.5077

Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Kaur, A 2021, Human germline genome editing and its tech-sumptions. in R Davis-Floyd (ed.), Birthing Techno-Sapiens: Human-Technology Co-Evolution and the Future of Reproduction . 1st edn, Social Science Perspectives on Childbirth and Reproduction, Routledge Taylor & Francis Group, Oxfordshire, pp. 123-135. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003082422-9

Kaur, A 2020, Empowering Students through Teaching Practices that Enhance Critical Thinking. in Student Empowerment in Higher Education: Reflecting on Teaching Practice and Learner Engagement. Logos Verlag Berlin, Berlin, pp. 95-106.

Kaur, A 2019, Identifying and Bridging Gaps Through the Student Voice. in K Krčmář (ed.), The Inclusivity Gap. Inspired by Learning, Aberdeen, pp. 262-269.

Review article

Kaur, A 2020, 'Human germline genome editing', Parliamentary Office for Science and Technology. <https://researchbriefings.files.parliament.uk/documents/POST-PN-0611/POST-PN-0611.pdf>

View all publications in research portal

Languages and other information

  • English – native
  • Punjabi – fluent
  • Hindi – conversational 


Fellowship at the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (2019). Co-authored POSTnote (611) on Human Germline Genome Editing. https://post.parliament.uk/research-briefings/post-pn-0611/