Ivett Szalma is a research professor at Centre for Social Sciences. She earned her PhD at the Budapest Corvinus University in 2011. Her research topic included: childlessness, knowledge, and attitudes towards assisted reproduction, social acceptance of gay and lesbian families, and different family practices. She has numerous national and international publications. For example, she has published with her co-authors in the international journals Gender, Place and Culture and Archives of Sexual Behaviour. She has also been guest editor of two thematic issues of the international journal Social Inclusion. She has been involved in several international projects. For example, she was a member of the Hungarian team of the 2006-2011 RECWOWE: Reconciling Work and Welfare in Europe, FP6 and the 2013-2017 Families and Societies (FP7) project. In 2017, she was awarded an OTKA Postdoctoral Excellence Programme grant to investigate knowledge on fertility and in 2021 she received the Hungarian Academy of Sciences Momentum grant. In the framework of this ongoing grant, she established the Reproductive Sociology Research Group, of which she is the leader.