SHaME Research Hub Launch

A launch event to showcase SHaME’s researchers and their work to academics and practitioners working across the fields of sexual violence, medicine and psychiatry.

Keynes Library
43 Gordon Square
Birkbeck, University of London

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29 November 2019

The SHaME Research Hub is pleased to be holding a launch event to showcase our researchers and their work to academics and practitioners working across the fields of sexual violence, medicine and psychiatry.

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29 November 2019
Keynes Library, 43 Gordon Square
Birkbeck, University of London

 

Led by Principal Investigator, Professor Joanna Bourke, SHaME is an interdisciplinary research hub exploring the role of medicine and psychiatry in sexual violence. We are funded by the Wellcome Trust and based in the Department of History, Classics and Archaeology at Birkbeck, University of London.

This launch event has been organised to introduce SHaME’s researchers and their work to fellow academics and practitioners working in fields related to sexual violence, medicine and psychiatry. We look forward to showcasing our research, facilitating dialogue, and fostering opportunities for future collaborations.

Sexual violence is one of the most serious problems in the contemporary world. SHaME brings together researchers working across the humanities, arts, and social sciences to explore the dialogues between medical professionals and people who have experienced sexual violence. We aim to move beyond shame to address this global health crisis.

Our team also includes a critically acclaimed documentary filmmaker and public engagement coordinator. We host a full events programme, including conferences, seminar series, reading groups, film screenings, and other academic and public events. The launch event is our opportunity to share more about this work, our vision for the future, and learn how our fellow colleagues would like to engage with our research.

 

The evening will begin with presentations from the team’s researchers: PI, Prof Joanna Bourke; Postdoctoral Research Fellows, Dr Ruth Beecher and Dr Stephanie Wright; PhD Candidates, Adeline Moussion and Emma Yapp; and Senior Associate Fellows, Dr Louise Hide and Caitlin Cunningham. We will also showcase our website, drawing particular attention to the blog and open access resources section, as well our events programme and information about our research.

These presentations will be followed by a drinks reception and the opportunity to continue the conversation and learn more about our work.