Postdoctoral Research Fellow
I am a social scientist working between human geography, science studies and applied health research. In particular, I am interested in various aspects of health and ‘lived experience’, and the interactions between those affected by diseases and research. My PhD explores how people affected by the progressive neurodegenerative condition, Motor Neurone Disease (MND), encounter and experience engaging with biomedical research. This work has been enriched and improved by working with people affected by the disease, clinicians, researchers and charities to continue to explore what more person-centred approaches to engagement with MND might look like.
At Exeter, I am currently working with Professor Gail Davies as part of The Animal Research Nexus, specifically developing outputs around patient involvement/engagement and animal research.
I am also involved in a project with colleagues at the University of Edinburgh to develop initiatives around widening participation and inclusive cultures in GeoSciences.
Outside of academia, I do research & policy work within the third sector, and previously within the civil service.
2016 BA (Hons) Geography, University of Exeter