Women In The Hills works primarily with three official project partners:
Girls on Hills
Girls on Hills Ltd is Scotland’s only guided trail, fell and skyrunning running company, designed specifically for women. Its guided runs take place in the Glencoe area of the Scottish Highlands and are aimed at women who want to break free from the road and take their running into the mountains. Girls on Hills also offers navigation and mountain safety/hillwalking courses suitable for beginners. Bespoke guided adventures are available for both men and women. Girls on Hills is co-directed by Keri Wallace, who is a member of the Advisory Group of Women In The Hills.
John Muir Trust
The John Muir Trust is a UK-wide membership-based conservation charity dedicated to wild places and the people who enjoy and live around them. Founded in 1983, the Trust takes its name and inspiration from John Muir (1838-1914), the Scots-born founding father of modern conservation and the inspiration behind national parks. As well as promoting the many benefits of wildness, we campaign for the protection of wild land and look after some of our most magnificent landscapes across nine locations including the summits of Ben Nevis, Schiehallion and Helvellyn.
Wild places are a diminishing resource that need conserved – they contribute to the lives of many people in very specific ways; from recovery from illness, to recreation, to the attraction of paying guests in remote areas. We exist to help make these connections, to secure the resource, to encourage people to experience wildness at first hand, and work with others to repair and rewild damaged ecosystems.
Izzy Filor, of the John Muir Trust, is a member of the Advisory Group of Women In The Hills.
#pelvicroar is a physiotherapy led collaboration in pelvic health campaigning, established by Emma Brockwell, Elaine Miller, and Myra Robson.
We use social media, and a closed Facebook group, to bring together a variety of people interested in pelvic health. We want to break down barriers, smash taboos, educate the general public on pelvic health issues and encourage individuals to seek treatment. Everyone has a place in pelvicroar – and our motto is “do what you can when you can, if you can!”
Emma Brockwell is a Specialist Women’s Health Physiotherapist. She treats women of all ages with all women’s health related conditions. She is passionate about pre and postnatal rehabilitation. She specialises in enabling women back to exercise, particularly running if they have any pelvic health dysfunction or are postnatal. She has co-authored the first ‘Returning to Running Postnatal Guidelines’ and has spoken about this subject at many medical and exercise conferences. Emma has written for many magazines including Women’s Running and Women’s Healthmagazine and is writing a book. Emma is also the co-founder of Pelvic Roar, a physiotherapy-led collaboration aiming to promote and unite all things ‘pelvic health’. She is on the advisory board for The Active Pregnancy Foundation. She works at The Halos Clinic in Oxted, Surrey and Body Logic Health in Battersea, London. Emma is a member of the Advisory Group of Women In The Hills.
Elaine Miller is a physiotherapist specialising in pelvic health – she is passionate about leaky ladies and vaginas staying where they belong. Few people seek help for their incontinence, vaginal prolapse or sexual dysfunction so she combined her stand up comedy skills with work and wrote “Gusset Grippers” – an evidence based show with the message “Laugh, don’t Leak”. Gusset Grippers has enjoyed sell out runs and 5* reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe, was invited to Adelaide Fringe and is touring Australia in February. Elaine has reached over 590 million people in print, broadcast, live and online – which is one of the reasons she was awarded a prestigious Fellowship of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy in 2019. She is a founding member of Pelvic Roar – a physio lead platform to encourage multi-disciplinary collaboration, and a director of a Social Enterprise using the Arts to educate women about health issues. Elaine has presented at the Scottish Parliament and in Westminster and is a popular conference speaker. Elaine wants to research whether humour to deliver health promotion can encourage help seeking and adherence, and hopes to convince you that the science and politics of continence is a lot more interesting than you thought. You can follow her on Twitter @gussiegrips, and Instagram @gusset_grippers.
Myra Robson qualified from the University of East London in 1991 and became interested in the field of pelvic health a few years later. Once she had two children that interest developed further and she now works in a small pelvic health team at Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust in South London. She is particularly interested in the use of pessaries for prolapse management, mesh complications, pelvic floor exercise adherence and ways to address the stigma surrounding pelvic health conditions such as incontinence. She has worked closely with the team at Living With (formerly Propagator) and in 2013 they jointly launched Squeezy, the physiotherapy pelvic floor muscle exercise App. This has become the number one paid medical app in the UK and has won several industry awards. It has been translated into Arabic, is selling worldwide and is also available for men and for people with Cystic Fibrosis. Living With have also developed a connected version of the app (SqueezyCX) which links to a clinician-led platform to support adherence and remote monitoring. Myra is passionate about enabling all men and women to find it easier to talk about their pelvic health problems and to access suitable support and treatment.