'dis ͻhord': one woman's experience of confronting and understanding the lived experience of birth

Lesley Kay

Kingston University and St. George's University of London

A Senior Lecturer Lesley spends half her time facilitating student education, supporting students to enter the midwifery register as well as to develop their professional profile, and half her time facilitating research, working with her colleagues to increase the Midwifery department’s research capacity and profile.


DiscussionIn this presentation I will present and interpret a number of mixed media art works created by the artist Caroline Calonder. The artworks were ‘birthed’ twelve years after the traumatic birth of her son, a birth... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Lesley Kay (Kingston University and St. George's University of London)
  2. Caroline Calonder (Mosaic Education Studios)

Topic Areas

Studies of collaboration to improve maternal, infant, family, and maternity staff wellbein , Social and cultural precursors and consequences of optimal childbirth , Emotional and spiritual aspects of labour and birthing , Drama, virtual reality, and other multi-media and e-technology approaches


concurr4 » Views and experiences (16:00 - Tuesday, 3rd October, Carriage 3 (Boardroom))

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