The George Institute For Global Health
United Kingdom

Women's Health Symposium

04/10/2019 - 13:30 to 18:30
Event location: 
Oxford Martin School
34 Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BD


Please join us for an afternoon of interactive presentations and networking focussed on women's and girls' health and equality.

This Symposium will provide a forum to consider how the University of Oxford can best generate much-needed improvements in women's and girls' health and equality worldwide. The event will end with a panel discussion led by the Vice-Chancellor.

Spaces are limited, so please register by 29 September via Eventbrite. Please send any enquiries to

The Women's Health Symposium has three principal aims:

  1. To highlight examples of research related to women's and girls' health currently being conducted across the University
  2. To discuss the potential for greater transdisciplinary collaboration in the field
  3. To outline the vision for an Institute for Women’s Health in Oxford, focussed on ending health care inequalities for women and girls in both high- and low-income contexts


13:30-13:40       WELCOME AND INTRODUCTORY REMARKS-- Professor Stephen Kennedy and Professor Robyn Norton

13:40-14:00       KEYNOTE ADDRESS-- Professor Dame Valerie Beral, PI for The Million Women Study

14:00-15:10       SESSION 1

Examples of current research focussed on pregnancy, gynaecological health, fertility, and sex differences in non-communicable diseases.  

-- Speakers will include: Dr Lisa Hinton, Dr Jane Hirst, Professor Cecilia Lindgren, Dr Manisha Nair, Dr Sanne Peters, Professor Stella Villarmea Requejo and Professor Krina Zondervan.

15:10-15:30       Tea and coffee break

15:30-16:30       SESSION 2

Examples of current research and new opportunities for collaborative research focussed on a broader range of issues affecting women’s and girls' health (e.g. ageing, environment & climate change).

-- Speakers will include: Associate Professor Katrina Charles, Professor John Geddes, Professor Sarah Harper, Associate Professor Joshua Hordern and Professor Christiaan Monden.

16:30-17:00       SESSION 3

An Institute for Women’s Health: vision and opportunities for engagement

17:00-17:45       SESSION 4

How can we enhance collaboration across the University to advance the health of women and girls around the globe?

-- A panel discussion led by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Louise Richardson. Panellists will include Professor Chas Bountra, Professor Sue Dopson, Professor Alison Noble and Baroness Janet Royall of Blaisdon.

17:45-18:30       Drinks and networking