Beyond the Binary: An Intersectional Approach to Digital Health Disparities for Marginalised Women
8 March 2023
Digital health & innovation Health Services Research Health experiences Patient experience Policy & health systems Public engagement & involvement
Digital health disparities disproportionately affect marginalised women, making it challenging for them to access healthcare services. These women may face multiple hurdles such as lack of accessibility to digital technologies, gaps in language and translation support, low health and digital literacy, dismissive attitudes of healthcare providers, and the adverse impact other aspects of social policy have on their health and ability to access care.
Long Covid, like most chronic illness, is having a dramatic effect on family life, schooling, and relationships
Sasha Lewis-Jackson, Sue Ziebland
8 September 2022
As a chronic illness long Covid can have a dramatic effect on individual and family life, schooling, and relationships. Debilitating symptoms may last months, or years. Our team in the Medical Sociology & Health Experiences Research Group (MS&HERG) have been finding out how family life has been transformed by having, or caring for someone with, long Covid.
British South Asian patients’ views on text messages to support type 2 diabetes
30 April 2020
Patient experience Public engagement & involvement Research methods & EBM
The number of people with type 2 diabetes is increasing globally, a condition that disproportionately affects South Asians. Text messages to support people to manage their diabetes show promise. They are cheap, accessible, and can positively impact blood sugar levels. Senior Qualitative Researcher Dr Suman Prinjha writes about her research (published in JMIR mHealth and uHealth) on how a text messaging system could support medication use in British South Asian people with diabetes.
British South Asian narratives of diabetes and views on future research
6 September 2018
Senior Qualitative Researcher Dr Suman Prinjha, with Project Support Assistant Nasima Miah from the University of Leicester, and Professor of General Practice Andrew Farmer write about a knowledge exchange workshop for patients, public, researchers and health professionals to discuss South Asian narratives of diabetes and what future research should explore. The project was funded by a University of Oxford KE Seed Fund award.
From the 'quantified self' to a community of communally enacted selves
22 January 2018
Postdoctoral Researcher Farzana Dudhwala explores the quantified self movement to understand the ways in which self-monitoring and self-quantifying technologies are implicated in the 'doing' of self.
Talking about infertility
13 June 2016
Lisa Hinton blogs about her research on experiences of infertility and collecting women’s and men’s stories for the www.healthtalk.org website.