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About this event

Date: 09 December 2020
Location: This event will be delivered virtually.
Time: 17:00 - 19:00
Price: Free
Telephone: Please email
Email: events@lsbu.ac.uk
Organiser: LSBU Women’s Health Research Cluster

As part of a series of seminars organised by the Women’s Health Research Cluster lead by Dr Sarah Church, LSBU's Midwifery division present this event which will focus on the current, completed and future work of members within the research cluster. The seminar is open to everyone but will be of particular interest to all health care practitioners whose role has a focus on women's health and health care within a Public Health perspective. Attending this seminar will provide you with further insight into Women's health care issues.

The Seminar will include topics of breast cancer and Perinatal Mental Health and the speakers we are delighted to introduce include:

  • Anne Marie Langan is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Allied Health Sciences at LSBU
  • Sofia Airoldi and Rosa Jimenez-Vera, both of whom recently graduated from LSBU - Sofia with an MSc in Psychology and Rosa with a BSc in Midwifery
  • Chris Godwin, Creative Director of Innereye Productions

Provisional programme

5pm - Welcome & introduction by Anna Lyons, Senior Midwifery Lecturer, LSBU

5.10pm - Breast cancer and everyday occupations: a review of literature - Anne Marie Langan

5.30pm - Migrant women's experience of PMH care - Sofia Airoldi and Rosa Jimenez-Vera

6.10pm - Amy's Story - Chris Godwin

6.30pm - Q&A

6.55pm - Closing summary

7pm - Close

We hope you'll  join us for this thought provoking evening. This seminar will be delivered using Zoom Webinar. The joining instructions will be sent out the day before the event takes place.



Anne Marie Langan is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Allied Health Sciences at London South Bank University (LSBU). She joined the university in 2011 having worked for over 15 years in a range of clinical and managerial roles in healthcare. This includes experience working in the United Kingdom, Ireland, and the Middle East. Her areas of clinical specialty include acute care and neurorehabilitation.

Anne Marie has a diverse range of teaching and research interests and is currently studying for a PhD  at LSBU exploring the experience of occupation for women living with and beyond breast cancer.

Sofia Airoldi is currently a Specialist Mental Health Support Worker in a high level secure psychiatric and forensic clinic in London. Following completion of her BSc in Psychology between Wien and Milan in 2019, she moved to the UK to complete her MSc in Mental Health and Clinical Psychology. Increasing her Oncology research experience and recently as a research intern at London Southbank University a project was completed addressing "Migrant women experiences of Perinatal Mental Health Care" in August 2020. Developing her Psychology degree, Sofia is commencing a course in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in 2021.

Rosa Jimenez-Vera is a registered Nurse and Midwife with the NMC and has a MSc in Pharmacotherapy. Expertise in renal care, community and theatres was achieved from qualifying as a Nurse in Spain. A recent research internship at LSBU saw the completion of a project on the subject of "Migrant women's experiences of Perinatal Mental Health care!. Rosa is looking to gain further research project experience within the subjects of Women's health and Maternity Health Care. Rosa is currently a midwife at King’s College Hospital.

Chris Godwin cut his teeth in the world of production at the BBC, where he worked on a diverse range of programmes from Newsround to the BAFTA nominated series of Short-Change. After leaving the BBC he worked in branded content for global advertising agencies HAVAS and McCann Worldgroup.

Through his production company, Inner Eye, he now specialises in producing films for culture change in the health sector. Among his most notable work is the multi-award-winning film, Barbara’s Story, for Guys and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust. His work has tackled some of the most challenging issues in society today – from domestic abuse through to post-natal depression. His multi-award-winning film on child sexual abuse for the Department of Health has received three million views on youtube and has led to an increase in disclosures of abuse in hospitals. In 2017, he won a GOLD EVCOM for best training film and was recently invited to form a central part of the British Film Institute’s celebrations for NHS70.

He has just completed a film for Guys and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust on the power of kindness and the importance of bringing your whole self to work. He is currently in production of a film on the psychological complexities homeless people face when trying to access healthcare. The film is funded by the Wellcome Trust and has been written in consultation with the esteemed screenwriter Jimmy McGovern (Cracker, The Accused, Anthony).