Launched in October 2016, the Digital Institute for Early Parenthood (DIEP) aims to maximise the impact of outstanding international art and research on all aspects of real 21st century pregnancy, birth & new parenthood experiences.
We so by devising and delivering:
(1) PIONEERING EDUCATION INITIATIVES
Our study modules, workshops, presentations and talks combine robust research and powerful works of art to help GPs, Ob/Gyns, midwives and other medical and (mental) health professionals understand their wider role and responsibility in relation to the outcome of pregnancy, birth and new parenthood experiences;
(2) A ROLLING ARTISTIC PROGRAMME
Through digital exhibitions, festivals, screenings and other events we aim to bring powerful autobiographical works of visual, performance, literary, film and digital art about 21st century pregnancy, birth and new parenthood experiences to the attention of global audiences;
(3) AN INDEPENDENT RESEARCH PROGRAMME
In partnership with inter/national research associates and education centres we aim to identify, explore and highlight potential missing links in mainstream studies of pregnancy, birth and new parenthood experiences and promote academics and independent researchers whose work directly and effectively addresses one or more of these;
(4) A GLOBAL NETWORK
We continue to build on our unique network academics, researchers, obstetricians, gynaecologists, midwives, doulas, psychologists, therapists, artists, journalists and other professionals whose work has a direct impact on new parents or parents-to-be, with the aim to spread the word as widely and effectively as possible about any news, work, research, art and thoughts related to our mission to improve 21st century early parenthood experiences.
DIEP would love to hear from you. Let us spread the word about your important work. Join our global network now.