SKP@GTC in the times of COVID-19

The Sheila Kitzinger programme are inviting proposals for events and workshops that make the best of the current need to assemble virtually. Proposals should aim to build on Sheila’s work and broad interests and the concerns that she championed. Please visit the main Sheila Kitzinger homepage for more details about the aims of the programme. You will also find details of the type of events we are happy to support.

View and download the SKP@GTC application form here.

We encourage you to think creatively about how you might use our support to run an event or activity. We particularly welcome proposals with well-planned outputs that aim to assemble different perspectives, stimulate discussion and shift thinking. The application form and notes give some direction on good practice that you should consider when preparing a proposal.

The deadline for applications to be considered by the SKP@GTC Steering Group this term is 2 December 2020.

This call is not limited to the areas below and we welcome proposals that build on the work of Sheila Kitzinger across medical, legal and social issues. The COVID-19 pandemic has, however, highlighted new priorities for which we would be particularly interested in receiving proposals:

  • Open Justice and remote justice during the pandemic
  • The impact of separation from family and even human touch (due to PPE, gloves, face masks) for people in care homes and for birthing women
  • The impact on staff working on end of life care during COVID-19
  • The ethics of redeployment of staff to high risks circumstances
  • Emerging understandings of the impact of ‘long COVID’

We look forward to hearing what you want to do and how we can help. 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. Informal discussions welcome: please contact Ruth Loseby, Yoland Johnson or Sue Ziebland.

For all general queries, if you are unable to access the application form or if you require further assistance, please contact