Sheila Kitzinger Programme


The Sheila Kitzinger Programme at Green Templeton College honours the life and builds on the work of the social anthropologist Sheila Kitzinger (1929-2015).
Sheila’s comparative research blended intense immersion in different communities, participant fieldwork and strong clinical knowledge to advocate evidence-based decisions on medical, legal and social change.

Her practical and policy work ranged over a broad range of issues touching the human rights of prisoners, refugees and others marginalized by society on pretexts of race, religion or poverty: but above all she was a high-profile feminist campaigner for the empowerment of women to secure for them freedom and choice in pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding.

Sheila Kitzinger

Sheila Kitzinger Biography

Since 2015, the Sheila Kitzinger Programme has provided small grants and other support to more than twenty projects run by academics and practitioners from Oxford and beyond, each bringing cutting-edge research to bear on problems affecting the most vulnerable.

For more information, contact the Green Templeton Academic Projects team or Professor Aileen Clarke, the Steering Group chair.