Uncertain Futures project features in series of talks highlighting the contributions of women during the Covid-19 pandemic


To celebrate International Women’s Day on Tuesday, 8 March 2022 the School of Health Sciences Athena Swan committee have organised a month of celebrations to highlight the contributions of women during the Covid-19 pandemic. They will host a series of inspirational lunchtime speakers online. The theme of the talks is ‘The Contribution of Women across the Lifespan in the Covid-19 Crisis’.

The first speaker on Wednesday, 16 March 2022 is Dr Elaine Dewhurst, MICRA affiliate and researcher on the Uncertain Futures project, a unique participatory art project involving the collection of narratives from women over 50 years in Manchester around their experience of work. The project featured in a recent MICRA webinar.

The schedule of talks is:

  • Wednesday, 16 March 2022: 12-1pm
    Dr Elaine Dewhurst
    Challenges and Contributions of women over 50 in Manchester during Covid-19: Lessons from the Uncertain Futures Project.
  • Wednesday, 23 March 2022: 12-1 pm
    Speaker TBC
  • Wednesday, 30 March 2022: 12-1 pm
    Dr Eileen Cunningham (Manchester Metropolitan University) and Dr Joy  Probyn (University of Salford)
    Exploring the lived experiences of working mums in lockdown

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