Sheila Kitzinger Programme

The Sheila Kitzinger Programme at Green Templeton College honours the life and builds on the work of the social anthropologist Sheila Kitzinger (1929-2015).

Sheila’s comparative research blended intense immersion in different communities, participant fieldwork and strong clinical knowledge to advocate evidence-based decisions on medical, legal and social change.

Her practical and policy work ranged over a broad range of issues touching the human rights of prisoners, refugees and others marginalised by society on pretexts of race, religion or poverty: but above all she was a high profile feminist campaigner for the empowerment of women to secure for them freedom and choice in pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding.

Sheila Kitzinger Biography

Recent activity

For all recent activities please see SKP in Times of COVID-19

    Publications from the Sheila Kitzinger Programme

    Workshop reports from the Sheila Kitzinger Programme


    The Sheila Kitzinger Programme welcomes proposals from inside or outside Green Templeton College to curate research seminars, policy lectures, debates or other events in the college on medical, legal and social issues.

    The SKP Steering Group can offer some administrative and financial assistance to Curators and will work with them to maximise the public impact of evidence-based conclusions and their influence on policy and practice. The Steering Group have produced some notes on successful events and meetings to help applicants.

    Current members of the Steering Group are: Aileen Clarke (Chair), Celia Kitzinger, Uwe Kitzinger, Jenny Kurinczuk, Jacob McKnight, and Lesley Page.

    Initial ideas may be floated with the Convenor and an application form can be obtained from the Academic Projects Manager.


    Aileen Clarke, Convenor

    Liz Green, Academic Projects Manager