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Amelia Talbot

MA, BA (Hons)

Rosamund Snow Fellow (DPhil)

I am the first Rosamund Snow Research Fellow (DPhil Student) based at Green Templeton College and the Nuffield Department of Primary Health Care Sciences, University of Oxford. My thesis investigates people's experiences of treatment-resistant depression using qualitative methods and social science theory. My supervisors are Dr Sara Ryan 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 special interests in mental health, women's health, and qualitative methods.

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 Rosamund Snow Fellowship.

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:

Recently, I have worked as a peer-reviewer for the Counselling and Psychotherapy Research Journal and for the International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education.

I have a BA Sociology (2:1 Hons) and an MA Contemporary Sociology (Distinction) from the University of Leicester. I am also the Dr Rees Powell Sociology Dissertation Award winner (2019). This award is given to one postgraduate student in the School of Media, Communications, and Sociology who has excelled in their dissertation, achieved the highest average grade in their cohort, and added substantial evidence to the sociological literature.

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 in Northumbria looking at LGBTQ+ identities. The final is a weight-management project where I am lead author.


Pronouns: She/Her.