Join us to celebrate the breadth and excellence of Bournemouth University’s research as part of Interdisciplinary Research Week this May. This is an opportunity to spark new collaborations and ideas among our diverse research community.
This year we have a week long programme of lectures, demonstrations, discussions and a film, which will showcase the fantastic research which is being undertaken at the university.
This is the tenth in a series of blog posts which will highlight the events you can join throughout the week. The tenth event of the programme will take place on Friday 15th May, Professor Vanora Hundley, Dr Ann Luce & Professor Edwin van Teijlingen will discuss if fear is increasingly cited as a reason for rising rates of intervention in childbirth, with women allegedly opting for operative birth to avoid going through labour. Explanatory factors are said to include previous negative birth experiences, but increasingly the way that childbirth is portrayed by the media is suggested to be having a significant effect on women’s perceptions and raising anxiety with regard to the birth process. This lecture reports the findings from interdisciplinary research exploring the impact of the mass media on women’s views of childbirth.
This event will take place on Talbot Campus in KG03 from 2.00pm-4.00pm, with refreshments available from 4.00pm. You can book your place by clicking here.