Public Engagement

Beyond my academic writing I also produce pieces for news outlets and respond to consultations relating to my areas of expertise.

Most recently I have been working with the British Pregnancy Advisory Service to raise awareness about a small but incredibly vulnerable group of women who are prosecuted and imprisoned under archaic criminal offences such as the concealment of birth and procuring a miscarriage.

Vulnerable Women, Crisis Pregnancies and the Criminal Justice System

The project, based on my research, demonstrates these women experience ‘crisis pregnancies’ and are living in the cycles of violence and abuse with limited social support. Some experience multiple pregnancies where they were unable to recognise and/or accept that they were pregnant and so seek medical care.

Find out more about the project.