I am currently working on a project about the experiences of research nurses, midwives and allied health professionals.
I am a social geographer by background and completed my PhD in the Department of Geography at Durham University on the topic of pregnancy loss experiences. I joined the Health Experiences Research Group in 2014 to work on a study about young people and skin conditions (acne, eczema, psoriasis and alopecia). In 2017, I worked on a study about experiences of pre-eclampsia and high blood pressure in pregnancy. My research interests include reproductive health, geographies of the body, emotional geographies, feminist scholarship, death and bereavement studies, and qualitative research methodologies.
McNiven A., (2016), Social & Cultural Geography, 17, 233 - 246
(Re)collections: Engaging Feminist Geography with Embodied and Relational Experiences of Pregnancy Losses
Thesis / Dissertation
“Disease, illness, affliction? Don’t know”: Ambivalence and ambiguity in the narratives of young people about having acne
McNiven A., Health: An Interdisciplinary Journal for the Social Study of Health, Illness and Medicine
Pregnancy Loss, Skin-based Body Modifications and Agency
McNiven A., Women: a cultural review