I'm excited to announce that I've joined the Expert Panel of the Wrisk Project. For those who don't know, Wrisk is a collaboration between the British Pregnancy Advisory Service (bpas) and Heather Trickey at the School of Social Sciences at Cardiff University.
Working with stakeholders from a wide range of disciplines, the project draws on women’s experiences to understand and improve the development and communication of risk messages in pregnancy.
The project runs for two years from November 2018 to November 2020. In the first year, Wrisk conducted an extensive survey and interviews to gather women’s experiences of risk messaging. From January 2020, the Expert Panel will discuss the results, using a consensus methodology, and consider what lessons to draw from women’s experiences.
Stakeholders on the Expert Panel include scientists, public health and risk communication specialists, women’s advocacy groups, and specialists in women’s sexual and reproductive health - and me! This work will lead to the development of recommendations for respectful risk communication in pregnancy.
The project is funded by the Wellcome Trust.