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An image of an artwork called Hope II by Gustav Klimt

This week Professor Cassandra Phoenix will join a group of international scholars at the University of Tilberg for the inaugural symposium and Key Member meeting of the Women’s Marginalised Health Network (WoMaHN), where she will present work from the programme of research she is leading within the Department of Sport and Exercise Sciences on movement through menopause.

Investigating women’s experiences of their health is important for developing a more gender sensitive medicine and for gender equality in general. The symposium aims to explore women’s experiences of their health within their socio-cultural contexts, with a view to developing interdisciplinary, innovative research that meets the challenges of the marginalisation of women’s embodiment and health. 

WoMaHN is a newly established research network, that gathers scholars with an interest in marginalization of women’s embodiment and health from perspectives within the critical social sciences, gender studies, philosophy, and medical humanities.

WoMaHN is organised by eight key members:

  • Marjolein de Boer, Tilburg University, the Netherlands (co-founder)
  • Lisa Guntram, Linköping University, Sweden (co-founder)
  • Birgitta Haga Gripsrud, University of Stavanger, Norway
  • Lisa Lindén, Chalmers University, Sweden
  • Jane Macnaughton, Durham University, the UK
  • Kari Nyheim Solbrække, University of Oslo, Norway
  • Cassandra Phoenix, Durham University, the UK
  • Petra Verdonk, Amsterdam UMC-VU, the Netherlands


Cassandra leads the Moving Bodies Lab as part of the University’s Wellcome funded Discovery Research Platform in Medical Humanities.

Find out more about WoMaHN

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