Portrait of Dr Berenice Golding Dr Berenice Golding

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Berenice is a Senior Lecturer in Social Sciences in the Division of Criminology, Politics and Sociology. She is also the Course Leader for the MSc Public Health Administration which sits within the Division of Social Care and Counselling.

Berenice undertook all her studies at the University of Huddersfield, she joined the University in 2001, as a mature student. Her studies began with the Women into Science and Technology (WITS) access course. She then went on to complete her first degree; BSc (Hons) Health with Community Studies degree achieving Honours First Class in 2005. She also completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) before embarking on a 1 +3 (ESRC funded) studentship. She completed the MSc Social Research and Evaluation (Social Work; 2006-2007) before commencing on her doctoral research.

Berenice was awarded her PhD in 2011 for her research that explored egg sharing, an assisted reproduction treatment, and women's experience of providing informed consent within the context of egg sharing arrangements. She has published from her research and presented at National and International conferences.

Research and Scholarship

Berenice has been involved in a number of research projects (literature based and empirical projects) prior to and since the completion of her PhD. This includes:

  • An evaluation of the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of service provision for carers of patients with palliative care needs: A literature review (Principal Investigator: Professor Sue White) (2005)
  • A Literature Review investigating the Needs of South Asian Carers (Principal Investigator: Professor Sue White) (2006)
  • Making the transition: disabled students in Higher Education: A project funded by the Teaching Quality Enhancement Fund (2009)
  • Evaluation of 'Enhancing MARAC' Project.  Calderdale WomenCentre and Foundation for Families. With Dr Sue Peckover (Principal Investigator) and Peter Cooling (University of Huddersfield) (2011-2013).
  • Evaluation of the Mentorship for Health Research Training Fellows – Clinical Academic Training (CAT) for Nurses, Midwives and Allied Health Professions and Healthcare Scientist (HCS) Programme (Jan, 2013 ongoing)
  • Improving medicines adherence in South Asian patients with Coronary Heart Disease (with Dr Mahendra Patel, Steve Lui and Dr Andrew Clifton)
  • Berenice is currently working on a pilot project entitled: Examining the impact of Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Disorders (EGIDs) on a child / young person: what are the issues faced by parents /carers / families?

Publications and Other Research Outputs


Hargreaves, J. and Golding, B. (2017) ‘Humanitarian nursing with Médecins Sans Frontières: The dream jobHealth Emergency and Disaster Nursing , 4 (1), pp. 49-56. ISSN 2188-2061


Golding, B (2016) ‘Book review : Dead Babies and Seaside Towns, By Alice Jolly, ISBN 9781783521050BioNews (866).


Hargreaves, J. and Golding, B. (2015) ‘Humanitarian nursing with Médecins Sans Frontières: an oral history project’. In: 32nd Annual AAHN Nursing & Healthcare History Conference, 17-20th September 2015, O'Callaghan Alexander Hotel, Dublin, Ireland

Peckover, S. and Golding, B. (2015) ‘Domestic Abuse and Safeguarding Children: Critical Issues for Multi-Agency WorkChild Abuse Review . ISSN 0952-9136


Hargreaves, J. and Golding, B. (2014) ‘Not for God Queen or CountryThe Bulletin of the UK Association for the History of Nursing , 3, pp. 33-44. ISSN 2049-9744

Byrne, G., Topping, A., Kendall, S. and Golding, B. (2014) ‘Developing a national mentorship scheme to enhance the contribution of clinical academics to health careNurse Researcher , 22 (2), pp. 23-28. ISSN 1351-5578

Golding, B (2014) ‘Reproductive donation practice, policy and bioethicsJournal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology , 32 (2), pp. 212-213. ISSN 0264-6838


Golding, B (2013) ‘Book Review: The No-Nonsense Guide to Equality By Danny Dorling New Internationalist Press 2012Global Built Environment Review , 8 (3). ISSN 1474-6824

Golding, B (2013) ‘Exploring the 'lived' experiences of egg share donors using a voice-centred relational methodology: revealing interrelationships’. In: Personal and Public Lives and Relationships in a Changing Social World. : Cambridge Scholar Publishing. pp. 150-166. ISBN 9781443849685

Golding, B (2013) ‘Asynchronous Email Interviewing: A Qualitative Data Collection MethodSage Research Methods .


Golding, B (2012) ‘Book Review: IVF - An Emotional Companion (2011), Brigid Moss, HarperCollins, 9780007414338BioNews (654).


Golding, B (2011) ‘Exploring the ‘lived experiences’ of egg share donors: can women consent to share their eggs?’. In: 31st Annual conference of the Society for Reproductive and Infant Psychology (SRIP), 13th -15th September 2011, Nottingham, UK

Golding, B (2011) ‘Can women consent to share their eggs?’. In: Understanding the Social World Conference 2011, 13th - 15th July 2011, University of Huddersfield

Golding, B (2011) ‘Can women consent to share their eggs?’. In: BSA Human Reproduction Study Group 9th Annual Conference, 15th June 2011, Milton Keynes, UK

Golding, B (2011) ‘Book Review: Ethical Dilemmas in Fertility CounsellingBio News (611).

Golding, B (2011) Exploring The Lived Experiences Of Egg Share Donors: Can Women Consent To Share Their Eggs? Doctoral thesis, University of Huddersfield.


Golding, B (2010) ‘Book Review: Adopting after Infertility - Messages from Practice, Research and Personal ExperienceBio News (583).

Golding, B (2010) ‘Exploring the ‘lived’ experiences of egg share donors: revealing relationships using voice-centred relational methodology’. In: Personal and Public Lives: Exploring Relationships, Roles, and Responsibilities: An international and interdisciplinary conference, 7th - 9th September 2010, University of Huddersfield, UK

Golding, B (2010) ‘Can women consent to share their eggs?’. In: Society for Reproductive and Infant Psychology 30th Annual Conference, 8th-10th September 2010, Leuven, Belgium

Golding, B (2010) ‘Exploring the 'lived experiences' of egg share donors: can women consent to share their eggs?’. In: University of Huddersfield Research Festival 2010, 8-18 March 2010, University of Huddersfield, UK


Hargreaves, J., Walker, L., Golding, B., State, K., Blacktop, J., Fletcher-Cook, P., Hickling, K. and Arthurs, D. (2009) Making the transition: disabled students in Higher Education Huddersfield: University of Huddersfield (Unpublished)

Walker, L., Hickling, K., Hargreaves, J., Golding, B. and State, K. (2009) ‘Disability in Transition: being a disabled student in Human and Health Sciences’. In: Degrees of Independence: Providing inclusive learning in Higher Education, 16th - 17th April 2009, University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield, UK

Golding, B (2009) ‘Egg sharing: from the donors’ perspective’. In: University of Huddersfield Research Festival, 23rd March - 2nd April 2009, University of Huddersfield


Golding, B (2008) ‘A friend, a father, or both?BioNews (482).

Golding, B (2008) ‘Can women consent to share their eggs?’. In: BA Festival of Science, 6-11 September 2008, University of Liverpool

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

Golding, B (2008) ‘Can women consent to share their eggs?’. In: 2008 poster and networking competition, 7 March 2008, University of York


  • Berenice is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • She is also a member of the editorial board for the journal, Cogent Social Sciences Conference and seminar organisation
  • Women’s Lives, Women’s Stories: A Feminist Research Symposium, International Women’s Day Event, University of Huddersfield, March 2013
  • #WordPower, young people’s event, University of Huddersfield, July 2013
  • Annual IRCAHS/HHS Public Lecture Series, University of Huddersfield, 2012 to 2015
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and transgender Equalities: Surviving Austerity, Workshop administrator, London, 2012
  • Opportunities and Challenges in Feminist Narrative Research: a symposium event, University of Huddersfield, June 2012
  • Dementia in Focus: a multi-disciplinary symposium, University of Huddersfield, October 2015
  • The Herbert Protocol Kirklees Launch Event, University of Huddersfield, June 2016
  • Understanding the Social World International Conference, University of Huddersfield, 2011
  • Regional Social Work PhD seminar, University of York, 2010
  • Postgraduate Researcher Conference, University of Huddersfield

Invited speaker:

  • Faculty of Health and Social Care Seminar Series, University of Hull, 2012

Media appearances:

  • Weekly Round Up Panel Member, Kirklees Local TV


  • 1st Prize, Human and Health Sciences for an oral presentation entitled: Egg sharing: from the donors’ perspective, University Research Festival, March 2009
  • Runner-up Prize, for a poster entitled:  Can women consent to share their eggs? presented in the British Association for the Advancement of Science, Festival of Science, Perspectives poster competition, September 2008
  • 1st Prize, Human and Health Sciences for a poster entitled: Can women consent to share their eggs? presented in University Research Festival, School competition,  March 2008
  • 1st Prize, Vice-Chancellor’s poster prize, Campus competition for a poster entitled: Can women consent to share their eggs? presented in University Research Festival, University of Huddersfield,  March 2008

Research Degree Supervision

Berenice has supervised a number of undergraduate student projects that have explored a range of areas including: unemployment, impact of mine closures, health and well-being of Older African people, forced/coerced sterilisation, African mirgrants body image perceptions, bullying, learning disabilities and criminal justice system, looked after children and young people educational achievements, LGBT and discrimination in the education system, mental health and well-being of spouse caregivers, managing Type II Diabetes in Higher Education, loneliness and social isolation amongst older people living in the community / residential care, media influence on perceptions of mental health and crime, South Asian women's experience of health services when a child is diagnosed with autism..

Berenice is interested in the following areas of research/methods:

  • Assisted reproduction treatments
  • Asynchronous e-mail interviewing
  • Bioethics
  • Voice-centered relational method (VCRM)/The listening Guide
  • Egg donation
  • Egg sharing
  • Food allergy
  • Infertility
  • Informed consent
  • Parenting
  • Qualitative research
  • Dementia
  • Black and Minorty Ethnic (BME) health and well-being
  • Public health

Berenice is currently supervising projects (Masters by Research / PhD) on the following topics:

  • Dementia in South Asain communities
  • Lived experience of Nigerian women diagnosed with schizophrenia
  • Mentoring for young people with a parent in prison
  • Societal perceptions of head / face coverings and its impact on women
  • Perceptions of bullying amongst secondary school age young people
  • Smoking behaviours amongst young people in pesantren (Islamic boarding schools) in Indonesia, Sense of belonging amongst African refugees living in the North of England

Postgraduate research opportunities with Dr Berenice Golding


MSc by Research

Enterprise Activities

Batley Girls School ‘The Olympics In interdisciplinary teaching and learning’. A project organised by the Sixth form and delivered by Batley Girls School (July, 2012)            

Administrative Responsibilities

Berenice is a Course and Module Leader, Personal Tutor and is involved in Public Engagement and Outreach activities.

Teaching and Professional Activities

Currently I am the Course Leader for the MSc Public Health Administration. I am Module Leader and contribute to teaching delivery on the following modules:

  • HFB1024: Human Rights in Contemporary Society
  • HIB1043: Health, Identity and Social Change
  • HMG2000: Public Health Administration in Context
  • HMS1065: International Perspectives in Health and Social Care