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 marginalised 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.
For all recent activities please see SKP in Times of COVID-19
Publications from the Sheila Kitzinger Programme
- Communication with Children and Adolescents about the Diagnosis of their own Life Threatening Condition
- Communication with Children and Adolescents about the Diagnosis of a Life Threatening Condition in their Parent
- Relationships: the pathway to safe, high-quality maternity care
- Female genital mutilation in the UK- where are we, where do we go next? Involving communities in setting the research agenda
- Transforming consent in maternity care
- Supporting patients with female genital mutilation in primary care: a qualitative study exploring the perspectives of GPs’ working in England
Workshop reports from the Sheila Kitzinger Programme
- Women in the criminal justice system and social care: restoring services in pregnancy and early motherhood, in and beyond the pandemic
- ESRC Research Impact Award for research on ‘Changing the law to promote person-centred decision-making for ‘coma’ patients
- Addressing childhood malnutrition
- Engaging Eastern and Central European Migrants with unsettled Immigration Status in Palliative Care
- Victoria Butler-Cole QC discusses medical decision-making and the law
- Beyond the Gate: Improving support for perinatal women in all areas of the criminal justice system
- Seminar on midwifery education
- Improving care for mothers with obstetric anal sphincter injury
- FGM: where have we got to? And what comes next?
- What does it mean to be an adolescent in the 21st century: implications for health and healthcare
The Sheila Kitzinger Programme welcomes proposals from inside or outside Green Templeton College to curate research seminars, policy lectures, debates or other events in the college on medical, legal and social issues.
The SKP Steering Group can offer some administrative and financial assistance to Curators and will work with them to maximise the public impact of evidence-based conclusions and their influence on policy and practice. The Steering Group have produced some notes on successful events and meetings to help applicants.
Aileen Clarke, Convenor
Ruth Loseby, Academic Projects Manager