We are delighted to welcome visiting researcher Jenny Cunningham, Midwife and PhD student, Kingston University London, to the Shame and Medicine Project and the Wellcome Centre for Cultures and Environments of Health to give a seminar. Jenny’s work focuses on weight stigma in maternity services. Read her blog post ‘Maternity care for women of a higher weight – how is shame experienced?’ written for the Shame and Medicine Project.
Join us in person in the WCCEH Boardroom or online on Thursday 29th June at 13.30 BST for the seminar:
‘Weight stigma in pregnancy – findings from a meta-ethnography and the development of a Critical Participatory Action Research (CPAR) project.’
To better understand the experience of weight stigma as experienced by pregnant women with a raised body mass index (≥30m/kg²) and to find ways to reduce weight stigma in maternity services.
The research objectives:
Jenny Cunningham qualified as a midwife in 2007 and has worked both clinically and in research. She now works for the Royal College of Midwives as one of its Research Advisors and her work focuses on weight stigma in maternity services.