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Personal Statement

Kristin Hay is a second year PhD student at the University of Strathclyde. Her research interests lie in the history of health and medicine, with a particular focus on women’s reproductive health and rights. Her Wellcome-funded PhD project focuses on birth control practices in Scotland between 1960 and 1990 – from the emergence of the oral contraceptive pill to the AIDS crisis. Using oral history testimony, coupled with archival research, this project seeks to understand how everyday men and women learned about, accessed and accepted birth control following the so-called “Sexual Revolution” and the subsequent impact it had on their lives.

Education/Academic qualification

Master in Science, University Of Strathclyde


Bachelor of Arts, University Of Strathclyde



  • oral history
  • History
  • Gender Studies
  • history of medicine
  • history, cshhh, medicine, drugs, psychiatry

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Neil Rafeek Oral History Prize

Kristin Hay (Recipient), 2017

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Oral History