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October 2023

Dying to Give Birth? Black Women and Maternal Mortality in the UK, Dr Jenny Douglas

In October we held our EDI student seminar for postgraduate students where we were fortunate to have Dr Jenny Douglas present on black womens maternal health and the challenges they face in the UK. 

Dr Jenny Douglas is a senior lecturer in Health Promotion in the faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies at the Open University. The focus of her research and activism is intersectionality - exploring how `race', class and gender affect particular aspects of African - Caribbean women's health. She established and chairs the Black Women's Health and Wellbeing Research Network (, and is a medical sociologist with a PhD in Women's Studies from the University of York. In addition to this she was a visiting scholar at George Washington University, USA, during the tenure of a National Centre for Research Methods fellowship on intersectionality informed research methods. She is an honarary member of the faculty of Public Health, a director of the UK Public Health Register and a Trustee of the Foundation for the Sociology of Health and Illness.