Alex Marks

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Affiliation: University of Cambridge
Country: UK

Publications

  1. pmc Children born through reproductive donation: a longitudinal study of psychological adjustment
    Susan Golombok
    Centre for Family Research, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
    J Child Psychol Psychiatry 54:653-60. 2013
  2. pmc Families created through surrogacy: mother-child relationships and children's psychological adjustment at age 7
    Susan Golombok
    Centre for Family Research, Faculty of Politics, Psychology, Sociology, and International Studies, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
    Dev Psychol 47:1579-88. 2011
  3. doi request reprint Continuity in sex-typed behavior from preschool to adolescence: a longitudinal population study of boys and girls aged 3-13 years
    Susan Golombok
    Faculty of Politics, Psychology, Sociology and International Studies, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
    Arch Sex Behav 41:591-7. 2012
  4. ncbi request reprint Non-genetic and non-gestational parenthood: consequences for parent-child relationships and the psychological well-being of mothers, fathers and children at age 3
    S Golombok
    Centre for Family Research, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
    Hum Reprod 21:1918-24. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint Parenting and the psychological development of a representative sample of triplets conceived by assisted reproduction
    S Golombok
    Centre for Family Research, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
    Hum Reprod 22:2896-902. 2007
  6. doi request reprint Developmental trajectories of sex-typed behavior in boys and girls: a longitudinal general population study of children aged 2.5-8 years
    Susan Golombok
    Centre for Family Research, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom
    Child Dev 79:1583-93. 2008
  7. ncbi request reprint Parent-child relationships and the psychological well-being of 18-year-old adolescents conceived by in vitro fertilisation
    Susan Golombok
    Centre for Family Research, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, University of Cambridge, Free School Lane, Cambridge, CB2 3RF, UK
    Hum Fertil (Camb) 12:63-72. 2009
  8. doi request reprint Children raised in mother-headed families from infancy: a follow-up of children of lesbian and single heterosexual mothers, at early adulthood
    Susan Golombok
    Centre for Family Research, Psychology, Sociology and International Studies, University of Cambridge, Free School Lane, Cambridge CB2 3RF, UK
    Hum Reprod 25:150-7. 2010
  9. pmc Children conceived by gamete donation: psychological adjustment and mother-child relationships at age 7
    Susan Golombok
    Centre for Family Research, Faculty of Politics Psychology Sociology and International Studies, University of Cambridge, UK
    J Fam Psychol 25:230-9. 2011
  10. ncbi request reprint Egg donation parents and their children: follow-up at age 12 years
    Clare Murray
    Family and Child Psychology Research Centre, City University, London, United Kingdom
    Fertil Steril 85:610-8. 2006

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Publications38

  1. pmc Children born through reproductive donation: a longitudinal study of psychological adjustment
    Susan Golombok
    Centre for Family Research, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
    J Child Psychol Psychiatry 54:653-60. 2013
    ..Parenting and children's adjustment were examined in 30 surrogacy families, 31 egg donation families, 35 donor insemination families, and 53 natural conception families...
  2. pmc Families created through surrogacy: mother-child relationships and children's psychological adjustment at age 7
    Susan Golombok
    Centre for Family Research, Faculty of Politics, Psychology, Sociology, and International Studies, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
    Dev Psychol 47:1579-88. 2011
    ..The findings suggest that both surrogacy and egg donation families function well in the early school years...
  3. doi request reprint Continuity in sex-typed behavior from preschool to adolescence: a longitudinal population study of boys and girls aged 3-13 years
    Susan Golombok
    Faculty of Politics, Psychology, Sociology and International Studies, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
    Arch Sex Behav 41:591-7. 2012
    ..It was concluded that the degree of sex-typed behavior shown by preschool children is a good indicator of their degree of sex-typed behavior following the transition to adolescence...
  4. ncbi request reprint Non-genetic and non-gestational parenthood: consequences for parent-child relationships and the psychological well-being of mothers, fathers and children at age 3
    S Golombok
    Centre for Family Research, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
    Hum Reprod 21:1918-24. 2006
    ..Findings are presented of the third phase of a longitudinal study of children conceived by assisted reproduction procedures involving surrogacy and/or donor conception...
  5. ncbi request reprint Parenting and the psychological development of a representative sample of triplets conceived by assisted reproduction
    S Golombok
    Centre for Family Research, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
    Hum Reprod 22:2896-902. 2007
    ..The aim of the study was to examine the quality of parenting and the psychological development of three-year-old children in IVF/ICSI families with triplets...
  6. doi request reprint Developmental trajectories of sex-typed behavior in boys and girls: a longitudinal general population study of children aged 2.5-8 years
    Susan Golombok
    Centre for Family Research, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom
    Child Dev 79:1583-93. 2008
    ..5 were still the most sex typed at age 5, with those children who showed the highest levels of sex-typed behavior during the preschool years continuing to do so at age 8...
  7. ncbi request reprint Parent-child relationships and the psychological well-being of 18-year-old adolescents conceived by in vitro fertilisation
    Susan Golombok
    Centre for Family Research, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, University of Cambridge, Free School Lane, Cambridge, CB2 3RF, UK
    Hum Fertil (Camb) 12:63-72. 2009
    ..At age 18, no young person was distressed about having been conceived by IVF. The findings of this study indicate that as test-tube babies approach adulthood, they are generally functioning well...
  8. doi request reprint Children raised in mother-headed families from infancy: a follow-up of children of lesbian and single heterosexual mothers, at early adulthood
    Susan Golombok
    Centre for Family Research, Psychology, Sociology and International Studies, University of Cambridge, Free School Lane, Cambridge CB2 3RF, UK
    Hum Reprod 25:150-7. 2010
    ..The present investigation constituted the third phase of a longitudinal study of the quality of parent-child relationships and the psychological adjustment of children in female-headed families with no father present from infancy...
  9. pmc Children conceived by gamete donation: psychological adjustment and mother-child relationships at age 7
    Susan Golombok
    Centre for Family Research, Faculty of Politics Psychology Sociology and International Studies, University of Cambridge, UK
    J Fam Psychol 25:230-9. 2011
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  10. ncbi request reprint Egg donation parents and their children: follow-up at age 12 years
    Clare Murray
    Family and Child Psychology Research Centre, City University, London, United Kingdom
    Fertil Steril 85:610-8. 2006
    ..To assess the quality of parenting and psychological adjustment of egg donation families as the child approaches adolescence in comparison with donor insemination (DI) and IVF families...
  11. doi request reprint Trajectories of antisocial behaviour towards siblings predict antisocial behaviour towards peers
    Rosie Ensor
    Centre for Family Research, University of Cambridge, Free School Lane, Cambridge, UK
    J Child Psychol Psychiatry 51:1208-16. 2010
    ..Young siblings' antisocial behaviour is common yet its impact has received relatively little research attention...
  12. ncbi request reprint Children raised in fatherless families from infancy: a follow-up of children of lesbian and single heterosexual mothers at early adolescence
    Fiona Maccallum
    Family and Child Psychology Research Centre, City University, London, UK
    J Child Psychol Psychiatry 45:1407-19. 2004
    ..An increasing number of lesbian women and single heterosexual women are bringing up children with no male involvement. This study follows up to adolescence a sample of children raised in fatherless families from birth or early infancy...
  13. ncbi request reprint Unusual families
    Susan Golombok
    Family and Child Psychology Research Centre, City University, Northampton Square, London EC1V 0HB, UK
    Reprod Biomed Online 10:9-12. 2005
    ..The introduction of assisted reproduction has led to unusual forms of procreation. This article describes the social consequences of lesbian motherhood and of families headed by single heterosexual mothers...
  14. ncbi request reprint Surrogacy families: parental functioning, parent-child relationships and children's psychological development at age 2
    Susan Golombok
    Family and Child Psychology Research Centre, City University, Northampton Square, London EC1V 0HB, UK
    J Child Psychol Psychiatry 47:213-22. 2006
    ..Findings are presented of the second phase of a longitudinal study of families created through surrogacy...
  15. doi request reprint Individual differences in false belief understanding are stable from 3 to 6 years of age and predict children's mental state talk with school friends
    Claire Hughes
    Centre for Family Research, University of Cambridge, Free School Lane, Cambridge CB2 3RF, UK
    J Exp Child Psychol 108:96-112. 2011
    ..We conclude that preschoolers' false belief understanding both directly and indirectly supports children's growing ability to discuss thoughts and feelings in their conversations with friends...
  16. ncbi request reprint Psychological assessment of mothers and their assisted reproduction triplets at age 3 years
    Tabitha Freeman
    Centre for Family Research, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, University of Cambridge, UK
    Reprod Biomed Online 15:13-7. 2007
    ..However, the triplets and twins showed a delay in some aspects of language development in comparison with the singleton children...
  17. doi request reprint The experiences of adolescents and adults conceived by sperm donation: comparisons by age of disclosure and family type
    Vasanti Jadva
    Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Centre for Family Research, University of Cambridge, Free School Lane, Cambridge CB2 3RF, UK
    Hum Reprod 24:1909-19. 2009
    ..Importantly, this is one of the first studies to compare the views of offspring told of their origins during childhood to those who found out during adulthood...
  18. ncbi request reprint Practitioner review: outcomes for parents and children following non-traditional conception: what do clinicians need to know?
    Susan Golombok
    Family and Child Psychology Research Centre, City University, London, UK
    J Child Psychol Psychiatry 44:303-15. 2003
    ..The birth of the first 'test-tube' baby in 1978 has led to the creation of family types that would not otherwise have existed...
  19. ncbi request reprint Children with lesbian parents: a community study
    Susan Golombok
    Family and Child Psychology Research Center, City University, London, England
    Dev Psychol 39:20-33. 2003
    ..Findings are in line with those of earlier investigations showing positive mother-child relationships and well-adjusted children...
  20. doi request reprint Experiences of offspring searching for and contacting their donor siblings and donor
    Vasanti Jadva
    Centre for Family Research, University of Cambridge, Free School Lane, Cambridge, UK
    Reprod Biomed Online 20:523-32. 2010
    ..Some offspring had discovered large numbers of half siblings (maximum=13). The majority of offspring who had found their donor relations reported positive experiences and remained in regular contact with them...
  21. doi request reprint Infants' preferences for toys, colors, and shapes: sex differences and similarities
    Vasanti Jadva
    Centre for Family Research, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
    Arch Sex Behav 39:1261-73. 2010
    ..Similarly, the sex similarities in infants' preferences for colors and shapes suggest that any subsequent sex differences in these preferences may arise from socialization or cognitive gender development rather than inborn factors...
  22. ncbi request reprint Parenting infants conceived by gamete donation
    Susan Golombok
    Family and Child Psychology Research Centre, City University, London, United Kingdom
    J Fam Psychol 18:443-52. 2004
    ..It was concluded that infants conceived by egg or sperm donation did not appear to be at risk for parenting difficulties...
  23. ncbi request reprint Offspring created as a result of donor insemination: a study of family relationships, child adjustment, and disclosure
    Emma Lycett
    Family and Child Psychology Research Centre, City University, London, United Kingdom
    Fertil Steril 82:172-9. 2004
    ..To compare the quality of family relationships and children's socioemotional adjustment in families created by donor insemination where parents tended either toward disclosure or nondisclosure...
  24. ncbi request reprint Families with children conceived by donor insemination: a follow-up at age twelve
    Susan Golombok
    Family and Child Psychology Research Centre, City University, London, United Kingdom
    Child Dev 73:952-68. 2002
    ..The DI children were well adjusted in terms of their social and emotional development. The findings are discussed with respect to the secrecy surrounding DI and the imbalance in genetic relatedness between the parents and the child...
  25. ncbi request reprint Families created through surrogacy arrangements: parent-child relationships in the 1st year of life
    Susan Golombok
    Family and Child Psychology Reseaerch Centre, City University, London, United Kingdom
    Dev Psychol 40:400-11. 2004
    ....
  26. ncbi request reprint Children's play narratives: what they tell us about lesbian-mother families
    Beth Perry
    Child Psychology Research Centre, City University, London, England
    Am J Orthopsychiatry 74:467-79. 2004
    ..Girls' narratives showed more affection than boys' and were more strongly associated with mothers' interview measures, suggesting that girls' play narratives reveal a more accurate picture of family relationships...
  27. ncbi request reprint Going it alone: solo mothers and their infants conceived by donor insemination
    Clare Murray
    Family and Child Psychology Research Center, City University, London, England
    Am J Orthopsychiatry 75:242-53. 2005
    ..Solo DI mothers appeared to be more open toward disclosing the donor conception to the child than were married DI mothers...
  28. doi request reprint Families created by assisted reproduction: parent-child relationships in late adolescence
    Lucy Owen
    Centre for Family Research, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Free School Lane, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom
    J Adolesc 32:835-48. 2009
    ..No differences were identified between fathers for warmth or conflict. Only 2 DI children were aware of their donor conception...
  29. ncbi request reprint Surrogacy: the experiences of surrogate mothers
    Vasanti Jadva
    City University, London, United Kingdom
    Hum Reprod 18:2196-204. 2003
    ..This study examined the motivations, experiences and psychological consequences of surrogacy for surrogate mothers...
  30. ncbi request reprint To tell or not to tell: the decision-making process of egg-donation parents
    Clare Murray
    Family and Child Psychology Research Centre, City University, Northampton Square, London EC1V 0HB, UK
    Hum Fertil (Camb) 6:89-95. 2003
    ..The findings demonstrate the importance of understanding the views of egg-donation parents themselves, if openness is to be encouraged in these families...
  31. ncbi request reprint Testosterone during pregnancy and gender role behavior of preschool children: a longitudinal, population study
    Melissa Hines
    Department of Psychology, City University, London, UK
    Child Dev 73:1678-87. 2002
    ..Although other, unmeasured factors may explain the relation, the results suggest that normal variability in T levels prenatally may contribute to the development of individual differences in the gender role behavior of preschool girls...
  32. ncbi request reprint Prenatal stress and gender role behavior in girls and boys: a longitudinal, population study
    Melissa Hines
    Department of Psychology, City University, London, United Kingdom
    Horm Behav 42:126-34. 2002
    ..Our results suggest that prenatal stress does not influence the development of gender role behavior in boys and appears to have relatively little, if any, influence on gender role behavior in girls...
  33. ncbi request reprint Parenting and child development in families with a child conceived through embryo donation
    Fiona Maccallum
    Department of Psychology, University of Warwick, Coventry, United Kingdom
    J Fam Psychol 21:278-87. 2007
    ..The children were not at increased risk of psychological problems. The study provides interesting but preliminary findings on parent-child relationships and child development in a new family form...
  34. ncbi request reprint Embryo donation families: mothers' decisions regarding disclosure of donor conception
    Fiona Maccallum
    Department of Psychology, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK
    Hum Reprod 22:2888-95. 2007
    ..It is not known whether parents in embryo donation families will tend towards the adoption model, therefore, we studied families with a child conceived using donated embryos...
  35. ncbi request reprint Behavioral and cognitive development as well as family functioning of twins conceived by assisted reproduction: findings from a large population study
    Francois Olivennes
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Cochin Hospital, Paris, France
    Fertil Steril 84:725-33. 2005
    ..To establish the nature and extent of difficulties in parenting and child development in families with twins conceived by assisted reproduction...
  36. ncbi request reprint Surrogacy: the experience of commissioning couples
    Fiona Maccallum
    City University, London Family and Child Psychology Research Centre, Northampton Square, UK
    Hum Reprod 18:1334-42. 2003
    ..Findings are presented of a study of families with a child created through a surrogacy arrangement. This paper focuses on the commissioning couples' reports of their experiences...
  37. ncbi request reprint Discussion (day 1 session 1): Assisted conception and moral philosophy
    John Robertson
    Reprod Biomed Online 10:21-3. 2005
  38. pmc Adoption by lesbian couples
    Susan Golombok
    BMJ 324:1407-8. 2002

Research Grants4

  1. Families created by assisted reproduction: parenting and child development
    Susan Golombok; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..These samples are the first of their kind to be followed up from infancy, thus providing an opportunity to examine the influence of early experience on later development in these new family forms. ..
  2. Families created by assisted reproduction: parenting and child development
    SUSAN ESTHER GOLOMBOK; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..These samples are the first of their kind to be followed up from infancy, thus providing an opportunity to examine the influence of early experience on later development in these new family forms. ..
  3. Families created by assisted reproduction: parenting and child development
    Susan Golombok; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..These samples are the first of their kind to be followed up from infancy, thus providing an opportunity to examine the influence of early experience on later development in these new family forms. ..