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Dr Maddie Blackburn
Maddie recently completed her doctorate at The Open University, entitled: Sexuality, relationships and reproductive choices in young adults with life-limiting and/or life-threatening conditions. She is Chair of The Open University’s Sexuality Alliance and a Visiting Fellow engaged in projects related to sexuality and people with life limiting conditions on behalf of The Open University Sexuality Alliance . Maddie originally trained as a nurse, midwife and as a health visitor. She is a qualified lawyer and previously practised as a solicitor in two London law firms, specialising in family and health care law and was the children’s policy officer at the Law Society of England and Wales. More recently she was Chief Executive at Iain Rennie Hospice at Home, now Rennie Grove Hospice, Head of Children’s Strategy at the former Healthcare Commission, now Care Quality Commission and Director of Care Development at Together for Short Lives. Following her retirement, she joined the Open University to do her PhD.
Dr Maddie Blackburn's activities
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We asked 6 people with life-limiting conditions to join us for a day long discussion on sex, intimacy and relationships. This film delves into the details...
08 Jan 2020
... with a life-limiting or life-threatening condition or another disabling condition. Try our interactive video experience to explore the challenges around sex. It doesn't have to be embarrassing!
02 Aug 2019
Nine top tips on talking about sex… for young people with a life-limiting or life-threatening condition114
Let's talk about sex! Sarah Earle and Maddie Blackburn outline 9 ways you can find out more about sex, intimacy and relationships if you have a life-limiting or disabling condition.
03 Jul 2019
Dr Maddie Blackburn's Research & Publications
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