UCLan psychology lecturer is heading to Burnley to share personal experiences of universal female condition using science and comedy
A University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) scientist is coming to Burnley to encourage people to talk more openly about the menopause.
Following a successful public lecture in Preston earlier this year, survival psychology expert Dr Sarita Robinson is coming to UCLan’s Burnley Campus to share what the menopause is doing to her body and how she is navigating her way through this next stage in her life.
Sarita, known as Dr Survival, uses science and comedy to open up about an issue that affects half the population but is rarely discussed in public. She is used to getting hands-on with her work and has completed training in helicopter underwater escape, fire-fighting and coastal survival, all in the name of research.
Sarita is now taking this practical approach to the menopause. She said: “I wanted to give this talk to empower anyone who is going through the menopause, particularly as there is so much shame and stigma associated with it as well as such little understanding of the science.
"I wanted to give this talk to empower anyone who is going through the menopause, particularly as there is so much shame and stigma associated with it as well as such little understanding of the science."— survival psychology expert Dr Sarita Robinson
This event takes a light heartened look at the menopause and our scientific understanding of what happens to our bodies. I was completely blown away by the positive response to my talk at Preston campus earlier this year and it really highlighted to me the importance of talking about the impact of the menopause.”
The free event, Menopause - What everyone needs to know, will take place on Tuesday, 27 September, 6.00pm – 7.00pm at Victoria Mill on Trafalgar Street, Burnley. Attendees can register via Eventbrite.