We would like to invite you to SRUK Oxford’s upcoming event “Perspectives on pregnancy, childbirth and early motherhood”, taking place on 29th April at 6.30pm (BST) via Zoom (registration required). In this event, we will bring together several perspectives on the timely topics of pregnancy, childbirth and motherhood. To this end, we are honoured to present three excellent speakers from three different fields: neuroscience (Dr Jodi Pawluski), philosophy (Dr Stella Villarmea), and physiology (Dr Anabelle Frost).
Jodi, Stella and Annabelle hold distinct yet complementary expertise in the topics of pregnancy, childbirth and motherhood. In this unique event, SRUK/CERU Oxford brings us the opportunity to hear three brilliant thinkers introduce us to their respective fields. Their interventions will be followed by a chance for the audience to ask questions and for the speakers to discuss the presented topics in a roundtable chaired by Dr Helena Rodriguez (SRUK Oxford working group member).
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
- Dr Jodi Pawluski is a neuroscientist (Universite de Rennes 1) whose research has extensively studied brain changes taking place during pregnancy and motherhood. Moreover, she is a brilliant science communicator who runs her own podcast, “Mommy Brain Revisited”, and shares her research with wider audiences by collaborating with the media.
- Dr Stella Villarmea is a philosopher (Universidad Complutense de Madrid; Universidad de Alcala; University of Oxford) specialised in philosophy of birth who investigates crucial issues such as obstetric violence and women’s reproductive and sexual health. These subjects have recently gained substantial traction and are actively discussed within the fold of the European Union.
- Dr Annabelle Frost is a 4th year Specialty Trainee in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Health Education England Thames Valley. She is also a British Heart Foundation Clinical Research Fellow and a DPhil (PhD) student in Clinical Sciences at the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Oxford. She is highly interested in Fetal-Maternal Medicine and specifically preeclampsia and the cardiovascular impact on mother and offspring.