Episode 19 features Dr Lesley Hoggart of the Open University.  Lesley is Associate Head of School (research excellence) in the School of Health, Wellbeing and Social Care. She specialises in qualitative research, with research interests focused on reproductive health, abortion policy and politics, teenage pregnancy and sexual health. Lesley is first author of a paper entitled ‘Repeat abortion’, a phrase to be avoided? Qualitative insights into labelling and stigma.  The paper was published in the Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care in 2017. In the recording, I spoke to Lesley about the findings from the qualitative methods of what was a mixed methods study involving both a survey and in-depth individual interviews.


My Body, My Life, a multimedia exhibition, shares women’s stories in their own words – their experiences, their emotions and their decisions. Exhibition design by The Liminal Space, in partnership with the Open University and Oxford University, with the following collaborators: UCL, the Universities of Edinburgh, Glasgow and Ulster, BPAS, FPA and Brook. The exhibition will start at the Edinburgh Fringe, travel to Oxford in November, and then on to Belfast and London.

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