Jeni Harden is a Senior Lecturer in Social Science and Health at the University of Edinburgh. She is also Director of Education for the Usher Institute of Population Health Sciences and Informatics. Jeni combines her research interests in the sociological study of family health and sexual and reproductive health, with a passion for teaching.
Jeni’s research interests lie within the field of families, relationships and health. She is Co-Director of the Centre for Research on Families and Relationships (CRFR). She has specific interest in qualitative sociological research in sexual and reproductive health. She has conducted a number of related projects on views and experiences relating to abortion and contraception.
Jeni works closely with clinicians to ensure that her research addresses key concerns and is communicated effectively to a range of audiences. Her research on abortion was used to develop an NHS Lothian video on abortion—Let’s Talk About Abortion—for young people.