Soraya Tremayne is the Co-Founding Director of the Fertility and Reproduction Studies Group (FRSG) and a Research Associate at ISCA. She received her PhD at the University of Sorbonne, Paris, and was a lecturer at Tehran University, Iran. Previous to founding FRSG, she was the Director of the Centre for International Gender Studies (formerly Centre for Cross-cultural Research on Women), Department for International Development Studies, Queen Elizabeth House, University of Oxford. Her applied work is channelled through her consultancy firm, Social Analysis and Anthropology Associates, of which she is the Founding Chairman (1983). She is also one of the Series Editors of FRSG's publication series Fertility Reproduction and Sexuality, with Berghahn Books.
She is the coordinator for the Special Studies Module and the MSc on Embryology in Medical Anthropology for the Medical School. Her theoretical and research interests include reproduction, kinship, gender, food and ethnicity. Her current research focuses on the politics of reproduction in Iran with a focus on religion and assisted reproductive technologies. She has carried out research in Iran, Nigeria, Romania, Malaysia and Hong Kong.