Professor Robert J. Edelmann


Professor Edelmann has a long standing research and clinical interest in psychological aspects of infertility and the reproductive technologies and has published numerous papers and book chapters on the topic.

He has served as Associate Editor of the journal Human Reproduction and is on the editorial boards of the Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology and Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

Examples of publications of relevance include:

  • Band, D., Edelmann, R. J., Brinston, P. & Avery, S.  (1998). Correlates of psychological distress in relation to male infertility. British Journal of Health Psychology, 3, 245-256.
  • Edelmann, R. J. & Connolly, K. J. (2000). Gender differences in relation to infertility: Real or illusory.  British Journal of Health Psychology, 5, 365-375.
  • Edelmann, R. J. (2004).  Surrogacy: the psychological issues.  Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology, 22, 123-136.

Professor Edelmann has held an Honorary Consultant Clinical Psychologist appointment in the Department of Gynaecology of the Royal Surrey County Hospital.  He has counselled couples seeking and undergoing infertility treatment and also provided psychosexual counselling.