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Personal Statement

Kristin Hay is a doctoral resarcher and oral historian at the University of Strathclyde. Her research interests lie in the history of gender, 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.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Master in Science, University Of Strathclyde


Award Date: 25 Jun 2019

Bachelor of Arts, University Of Strathclyde


Award Date: 21 Jun 2017


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