Digitizing Reproduction

Grants and papers

SHI Grant Holders

Principal Investigator

  • Nici Mackintosh, Associate Professor in Social Science Applied to Health, Leicester


  • Nicky Hudson, Professor of Medical Sociology, DMU
  • Jane Sandall, Professor of Social Science and Women's Health, KCL
  • Tania McIntosh, Principal Lecturer in Midwifery/Historian, Brighton
  • Nervo Verdezoto, Assistant Professor/Lecturer in Human Computer interaction, Leicester
  • Sarah Gong, Lecturer in media and communication, Leicester

Network members

Related grants

University of Leicester Tiger Team Funding:

N Mackintosh (PI), Qian (Sarah) Gong, Nervo Xavier Verdezoto: ‘DEPAC’: Digital enablement, promise and uncertainty in maternity care, 2017-2018

Arts and Humanities Research Council / Medical Research Council:

NX Verdezoto (PI), N Mackintosh, P Griffiths, N Bagalkot, D Harrington, S Chattopadhyay: ‘Healthy Crossroads in Pregnancy Care (HCPC) - A Scoping and Participatory Design Study of the Potential for ICTs to Improve Maternal Health in India’, 2018

Arts and Humanities Research Council

The risks of childbirth in historical perspective 2016

Related activities

Visualising Reproduction, 4 June 2018 at De Montfort University

Related papers

  • Grönvall, E., and Verdezoto, N. (2013, September). Beyond self-monitoring: understanding non-functional aspects of home-based healthcare technology. In Proceedings of the 2013 ACM international joint conference on Pervasive and ubiquitous computing (pp. 587-596). ACM.
  • Hanna, E., Gough, B., and Hudson, N. (2018). Fit to father? Online accounts of lifestyle changes and help‐seeking on a male infertility board. Sociology of health amd illness.
  • McIntosh, T (2017) ‘Changing messages about place of birth in Mother and Baby magazine between 1956 and 1992’ Midwifery 54: 1-6
  • McIntosh, T (2017) ‘Risk in childbirth; contemporary and historical perspectives’ MIDIRS Midwifery Digest 27 (2)
  • Mackintosh, N., Rance, S., Carter, W., & Sandall, J. (2017). Working for patient safety: a qualitative study of women’s help-seeking during acute perinatal events. BMC pregnancy and childbirth, 17(1), 232. 

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