Category: women’s issues

I’M WRITING A BOOK!

April 2017 I’m delighted to be writing The First Breath, a popular medicine book/memoir about fetal and neonatal care, for Pan Macmillan. Click here to read a little story in The Bookseller about my book in progress. If anyone has any experiences to share about time spent in fetal or neonatal units, recently or many years […]

PRIDE OF PLACE – OXFORD PUTS A GREAT UNRECORDED HISTORY ON THE MAP — Oxford Today

The University’s museums unite to highlight lesbian, gay, bisexual and related heritage in their collections.

UNCOVERING A MORE TRAGIC TRUTH — Oxford Today

Women victims of the Final Solution have been silenced first by the Nazis, then by history, argues a compelling new book reviewed by Olivia Gordon (p49)

WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE WHEN MED STUDENTS’ GRADES DEPEND ON LISTENING TO WOMEN — Broadly

With a blue paper sheet covering her pubic hair, a 30-year-old woman is lying naked from the waist down, with her legs spread open on an examination couch in a hospital room. A trainee doctor opens her vagina with a speculum and gazes inside to find the cervix. But this is no ordinary pap smear. […]

GROWING OUT OF SCHOOLGIRL BITCHINESS – – Glamour

Delighted to write for this month’s GLAMOUR about how schoolgirl bitchiness haunts us well into womanhood. Loved the positive response to this piece.

WE ARE YOUR FRIENDS — Spa magazine

For the launch issue of Bath Spa University’s new magazine (for content agency YBM), I covered creative computing tools and career collaborations between friends (features start on pages 12 and 38)

WHAT IT FEELS LIKE — Healthy

For the March/April issue of Healthy, I interviewed Laura Dernie about why she has set up mental health charity mydiscombobulatedbrain.com

Mother’s Pride — The Oxford Times

In my February column: my feminist guilt over how my daughter’s ballet lessons melt my heart; and how to hold onto precious memories of your children’s early years.

WIMPS NEED NOT APPLY — CAM

As one of Cambridge University’s most successful sports clubs, the Women’s Lacrosse team value toughness – and speed.

DO YOU KNOW THE SIGNS OF BURNOUT? — Prima.co.uk

The term ‘burnout’ was coined in the 1970s by the American psychologist Herbert Freudenberger and describes an exhausted, extreme reaction to severe stress and high expectations. Many women feel exhausted by the demands of caring for children and ageing parents on top of earning a living – and at this time of year, with Christmas […]

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