Shame and Medicine Exeter
Toggle navigation Open search Twitter Facebook Newsletter

Shame, Health and Lived Experience Workshop

Event date: 28 April - 29 April 2022

Venue: University of Copenhagen, South Campus, Karen Blixens Plads 8, lecture room TBA

Shame, Health and Lived Experience 

A 2-day workshop organised by the Centre for Subjectivity Research and the Shame and Medicine Project, an interdisciplinary research project investigating the role of shame and negative self-conscious emotions in medicine and healthcare.

Shame, Health and Lived Experience is an interdisciplinary workshop that will bring together scholars and practitioners from a wide range of disciplines and fields to reflect on how experiences of shame may impact on health and wellbeing. Shame remains both under-theorized and under-acknowledged in the contexts of health and medicine, however individuals and practitioners commonly acknowledge that shame is often significant when considering an individual’s health status – it can be both a ‘symptom’ and a possible cause of ill health. The aim of this workshop is to investigate through various disciplinary lenses and approaches how shame manifests in lived experience and the consequences and implications for health.

Confirmed speakers: Dan Zahavi (University of Copenhagen) & Alba Montes Sánchez (University of Oslo), Kristian Martiny  (University of Copenhagen), Carsten Stage (Aarhus University), Lars J. Sørensen, Ruth Riley (University of Birmingham), Dawn Leeming (University of Huddersfield), Jane MacNaughton (Durham University), Will Bynum (Duke University), Phil Hutchinson (Manchester Metropolitan University), Luna Dolezal (University of Exeter) & Barry Lyons (Children’s Health Ireland), and Emily Hartz (University of Copenhagen).

Time: 28 April – 29 April 2022

Place: University of Copenhagen, South Campus, Karen Blixens Plads 8, lecture room TBA

Organizer: Center for Subjectivity Research and ‘Shame and Medicine’ Project, University of Exeter

See also: Shame, Health and Lived Experience – University of Copenhagen (

More information will follow soon.



Back home Back to the main events page