Gosden, Roger 1948-

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GOSDEN, Roger 1948-

PERSONAL: Born September 23, 1948, in Ryde, England; married August 7, 1971; wife's name Carole Ann (divorced, 2003); children: Matthew, Thomas. Ethnicity: "English." Education: University of Bristol, B.Sc., 1970; Cambridge University, Ph.D., 1974; University of Edinburgh, D.Sc., 1989. Religion: Protestant.

ADDRESSES: Office—Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine, Eastern Virginia Medical School, 601 Colley Ave., Norfolk, VA 23507; fax: 757-446-5905. Agent—Maggie Pearlstine, 31 Ashley Gardens, London SW1P 1QE, England. E-mail—[email protected].

CAREER: Cambridge University, Cambridge, England, research scholar, 1970-74; Duke University, Durham, NC, Population Council research fellow, 1974-75; Cambridge University, Cambridge, England, research fellow, 1975-76; University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, began as lecturer, became senior lecturer in physiology, 1970-94; University of Leeds, Leeds, England, professor of reproductive biology, 1994-99; McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, research director for obstetrics and gynecology at Royal Victoria Hospital, 1999-2001; Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA, scientific director of Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine, 2001—.

MEMBER: European Society for Human Reproduction and Embryology, American Society for Reproductive Medicine, British Fertility Society, Society for the Study of Fertility.


Biology of Menopause, Academic Press (London, England), 1985.

Transplantation of Ovarian and Testicular Tissues, R. G. Landes (Austin, TX), 1996.

Cheating Time: Science, Sex, and Aging, W. H. Freeman (New York, NY), 1996.

Designer Babies: The Brave New World of Reproductive Technology, W. H. Freeman (New York, NY), 1999.

(With A. O. Trounson) Biology and Pathology of the Oocyte, Cambridge University Press (Cambridge, England), 2003.

Contributor to scientific journals.

SIDELIGHTS: Roger Gosden once told CA: "I write a large number of articles each year for scientific publications; they address technical subjects in reproductive medicine and biology. The books are written for fun and to expand my reading beyond the confines of biology. I choose to write about subjects from my professional life as a scientist, in the faint hope that I can bring a balanced view to subjects that all too often are sensationalized and aggravate public anxiety. Since I am a full-time academic, my writing is done in spare time and in the unsociable hours of the day and night."



BioScience, December, 1997, Avril D. Woodhead, review of Cheating Time: Science, Sex, and Aging, p. 804.

Economist (U.S.), March 9, 1996, review of Cheating Time, p. 87.

New England Journal of Medicine, February 20, 1997, James F. Fries, review of Cheating Time, p. 592.

New Scientist, February 10, 1990, Gail Vines, "Transplanted Eggs Can Create Ovaries," p. 30; March 30, 1996, Rosie Woodroffe, review of Cheating Time, p. 43.

Publishers Weekly, April 19, 1999, review of Designing Babies: The Brave New World of Reproductive Technology, p. 53.