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The University of Southampton
Southampton Ethics Centre

Me and My Foetus: An Interdisciplinary Workshop of Philosophical and Psychological Research on Pregnancy  Event

10:00 - 12:30
14 June 2018
Room 04/4051 Highfield Campus University of Southampton

For more information regarding this event, please email Fiona Woollard at .

Event details

Schedule 10am - welcome 10.15- 10. 40 Nadja Reissland (Psychology, University of Durham) 11am- 11.25 Elselijn Kingma and Fiona Woollard (Philosophy, University of Southampton) 11.25- 12.25 Panel discussion exploring possible areas of collaboration About the Speakers Nadja Riessland is an Associate Professor at the University of Durham. Her latest research concerns fetal development in relation to stress and depression as well as early mother infant interaction, starting prenatally from around 12 weeks of gestational age. Her work on fetal movements has potential for applications in healthcare settings informing parents about fetal abilities and effects of health behaviours on fatal well-being. To find out more about Nadja's research, see Fiona Woollard and Elselijn Kingma are both Associate Professors in Philosophy at the University of Southampton. Their work explores philosophical issues in pregnancy, birth and early motherhood. Elselijn is currently involved in a 1.2 million Euro research project Better Understanding the Metaphysics of Pregnancy (BUMP). To learn more about their work, see


The event is wheelchair accessible. Service animals are welcome. Accessibilityinformation about the lecture rooms can be found here.

We welcome children and babies to the workshop, although please email us in advance to let us know if you plan to bring a child.

To register, please email

Speaker information

Dr Nadja Reissland ,University of Durham,Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology.

Dr Fiona Woollard,University of Southampton

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