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Public Engagement Project: Hiding in the Pub to Cutting the Cord? Fatherhood and Childbirth in Britain from the 1950s to the present

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Case Study

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Resource Description:

Dr Laura King, a Wellcome‐funded postdoctoral fellow in Warwick’s Centre for the History of Medicine (CHM), has taken an innovative and engaging approach to her research. In the words of her project advertising and website:

Over the last fifty to sixty years, a complete transformation has taken place in the role of fathers in their children’s births. Once it was seen as unmanly to be there – now it’s believed to be essential. This research examines the causes and consequences of this shift.


Further Details:

On: Public engagement and research activities.
Purpose: To enhance the skills of an early career academic within a Research Centre to develop skills in public engagement activities, external partnerships and publication.

Source/Funding: Wellcome Trust Strategic Award

Taken from an interview conducted by Lisa Lavender with Dr Laura King about her project.

Date: March 2012

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