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Blood Work: Menstruation, Rights and Employment

Our second workshop - Blood Work: Menstruation, Rights and Employment - will focus on issues of menstruation and work.

Confirmed speakers so far include Professor Jo Duberley and Professor Jo Brewis.

Prof. Joanne Duberley, University of Birmingham will give a keynote presentation:
'The menopause taboo and work: The impact of menopause on the working lives of women in the police force'.

Our second keynote speaker, Prof. Joanna Brewis will present her paper ‘Menopause and the workplace: new directions in research’.

Prof. Duberley is Deputy Pro-Vice Chancellor (Equality) and Professor of Organisation Studies at the University of Birmingham. Over the last twenty years she has developed research examining the impact of gender, ethnicity, social class and age on careers in a variety of contexts including defence, professional service organisations and the police in the UK. She co-directs the Work Inclusivity Research Centre at Birmingham with Dr Holly Birkett.

Prof. Jo Brewis works at The Open University Business School, where she is Head of the Department for People and Organizations. Her research interests include the intersections between gender, bodies and organizations, which for the last few years has meant her focusing on menopause in the workplace context. She also has an abiding interest in academic practices in management and organization studies, such as research ethics and peer review.

The event is hosted by Professor Kate Sang at Heriot-Watt University.

Please register via Eventbrite here.

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Go with the Flow: Sport, Physical Activity and Health

The third which will take place in January 2020 hosted by Dr Sarah Zipp at the Faculty of Health Science and Sport, University of Stirling.

Please note the exact date of this workshop will be confirmed soon.

The workshop will focus on sport, physical activity and health, examining two critical aspects of the topic:
(1) How menstrual health impacts the experience of sport and physical activity from adolescence through menopause;
(2) How sport might serve as a platform for menstrual health education and raising awareness of key issues, such as period poverty. 

Additionally, this workshop is dedicated to concluding our first year as a network and setting goals for the future.  Network goals, funding application(s) and relevant works will be published on the website.

Keynote speaker(s) and details on this workshop will be available closer to the event.

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Critical Perspectives on Menstruation

University of St Andrews, 31 May 2019, 10am – 5pm.

The topic for the first workshop will be structured around critical perspectives on menstruation, menstrual scholarship (in the humanities, sciences, and beyond), and menstrual discourse and policy, including the 2018 roll-out of the Scottish government plan to end period poverty. Speakers will present 'position papers' aimed at introducing their expertise, their critical take on menstruation, and their goals for the year. The afternoon will be dedicated to discussing collaboration, funding opportunities, and key research questions for the year.

Keynote speaker: Professor Sharra Vostral, Purdue University.

Critical Perspectives on Menstruation

The event is free to attend but registration is required as spaces are limited.

We have a small caring fund , please apply with details/budget as you register.

We have a small travel bursary fund, please apply with details/budget as you register (note that this is meant for students, early career, unemployed and workers in precarious positions).

The event is supported by the St Andrews Institute for Gender Studies.

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