MA, BA (Hons)
Rosamund Snow Fellow (DPhil)
I am the first Rosamund Snow Fellow (DPhil). My thesis investigates people's experiences of treatment-resistant depression using qualitative methods and social science theory. My supervisors are Dr Sara Ryan, Dr Kamal Mahtani, and Dr Charlotte Albury and I am based in the Medical Sociology and Health Experiences Research Group (MS&HERG). My background is medical sociology with interests in mental health and qualitative methods, although I have worked on a variety of health-related projects.
In 2019, I worked as the Ann McPherson Research Fellow in MS&HERG with my main roles relating to admin, data analysis, paper writing, and transcribing. During my Fellowship I worked and published projects on endometriosis, cohort studies, LGBTQ+ identities, and weight management. I also taught on many of the Oxford Qualitative Courses. I continue to support these sessions during my DPhil.
I also run the Oxford Qualitative Courses Twitter account alongside Dr Charlotte Albury. Together we have seen a steady growth in our followers and have come up with exciting marketing ideas. Please follow us: https://twitter.com/OxQualiCourses
Outside of my DPhil, I am working on publishing my master's thesis titled 'The 'Snowflakes' of Modernity: A Qualitative Investigation of Millennial Women, Anxiety, and the Challenges of Adulting in a Neoliberal Society' which investigates the label of 'snowflake' that some women internalise in an increasingly neoliberal Britain. I am also in the process of publishing three other projects. One is a collaboration with colleagues in Leicester regarding a physical intervention for adolescent girls and another with colleagues MS&HERG about endometriosis. The final is a weight-management project where I am lead author.
The Management of LGBTQ+ Identities on Social Media: A Student Perspective
Talbot A. et al, (2020), New Media and Society
Health Talk Modules
Dixon, S. McNiven, A. Talbot, A. Hinton, L. (2021) Highly Commended in the Research Topic Award, Understanding GPs Perspectives, Experiences and Challenges When Supporting Patients with Possible Endometriosis in Primary Care. RCGP: A Fresh Approach to General Practice Conference
Dr Rees Powell Sociology Dissertation Award (2019), University of Leicester