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Panel 1:  Making Mother Studies Matter: Academics Advocate Fiercely for Art, Maternal Health, and a Lasting Legacy

  • Martha Joy Rose - founder, and director of the Museum of Motherhood (USA) is a feminist, activist pioneer in the mother-made arts movement

  • Rosalind Howell Registered Dance Movement Psychotherapist with the Association of Dance Movement Psychotherapy UK

  • Roberta Garrett senior lecturer in the School of Arts and Digital Industries at the University of East London

  • Paula Chambers- artist/academic/educator. Subject Leader for Sculpture, BA (Hons) Fine Art

  • Sarah Black - artist and lecturer in dance at the Liverpool Hope University​


Panel 2: Midwifery art and Culture

  • Laura Godfrey Isaacs - Artist and midwife

  • Ellie Durant midwife, blogger, author and director of Midwife Diaries & Secret Community of Midwives in the Making

  • Emily Maclean midwife, journalist and social media editor

  • Nabila Fowles-Gutierrez Midwife, Activist, Mother of 3, Female Entrepreneur & Musician

  • Claire Harbottle - Independent midwife, artist and director of Nativity Hub​

  • Sally Marlow - National Addiction Centre Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience-King's College London

  • Udita Iyengar - PhD Postdoctoral Researcher - MRC SGDP Centre Institute of Psychiatry - King’s College London

  • Cally Hayes - Perinatal mental health nurse, playwright, co founder of Documental Theatre

  • Rebecca Brione - Birthrights: Postgraduate student in bioethics and medical law, St. Mary's University, Twickenham

Panel 4: Oxytocin, birthing the future

  • Hermione Wiltshire: Senior Tutor Photography Royal College of Art (Chair)

  • Dr Lesley Kay Senior Lecturer Department of Midwifery School of Allied Health, Midwifery and Social Care Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education

  • Dr Gloria Esegbona - trained specialist obstetrician & gynaecologist, Winston Churchill fellow, academic, & educator

  • Rose Gibbs - Feminist artist and activist

  • Helen Knowles - Art and curator of Birth Rites Collection

  • Rosalind Howell Registered Dance Movement Psychotherapist with the Association of Dance Movement Psychotherapy UK

  • Jean Robinson - President Association for Improvements in the Maternity Services (AIMS)


Ana Alvarez Errecalde - 'The value of responsibility in a disconnected society' - Artist's presentation  

Atelier Tammam - One dress - Installation 

Anna T. Szabó - Poetry performance 15min 

Amy Dignam - 'requiem for a birth' live art installation - durational piece 

Beatriz Cabur and Mirko Grewing- 'The mind-boggling shrinking woman' Theatre play - 10min

Cally Hayes, Aidan Casey and Georgia Robinson - 'Friction' 20 min theatre piece 

Dagmara Bilon ​- 'And this is my Bed', Live installation - durational piece

Emelie Salford and Julia Thomsen - Cordon Ombilical - Video

Grace Surman - Film with Hope - Video 

Joanna Rosenfeld - Motherhood: (Un)speakable, (Un)spoken - Theatre 

Kajal Nisha Patel - Protection'. Mother Daughter, a conversation - Video

Leah Lovett - 'Support', Vocal Performance 8min

Lena Shimic and Emily Underwood Lee - 'Manifesto for Maternal Performance (Art)', performance 15 min (Uk's premier)

Mary Paterson - Oxytocin's critical response 

Mila Oshin -  'Wombanifesto' - lecture performance 15min (Uk's Premier)

Patricia OkenwaStabat Mater - dance performance 

Sam Rose - Inside/ Out: An internal monologue - Live action 

Sophia Marinkov Jones - Live illustration ​ 

Sung-Im Her and Kathryn Enright - "and then there where two" - Contemporary dance 10min

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