MA, BA (Hons)
Ann McPherson Research Fellow
- Paper Writing & Co-Authoring
I am the current Ann McPherson Research Fellow and my main role involves supporting academics in the Medical Sociology and Health Experiences Research Group (MS&HERG) with their admin, transcribing, and writing.
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 each year who has excelled in their dissertation, achieved the highest average grade in their cohort, and added substantial evidence to the sociological literature.
My interests are in medical sociology, mental health, women's health, feminist theory, and qualitative research.
The projects that I am currently working on include an endometriosis study with Dr. Sharon Dixon, a study about peoples' experiences of taking part in medical cohort studies with Dr. Abigail McNiven for MS&HERG's' charity http://www.healthtalk.org/ and a paper about Grandparents with autistic Grandchildren with Dr. Sara Ryan. I am also working on my own paper on weight management and conducting my own secondary analysis on retired people with depression for the Medical Sociology Conference 2020.
Recently, I have joined the MS&HERG courses team and have been appointed their social media assistant. Please follow us at https://twitter.com/HERG_Courses. I also provide teaching support on many of the Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods sessions.
Outside of MS&HERG, 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 combines my interests as detailed above.
After my Ann McPherson fellowship, I will be undertaking a Rosamund Snow funded DPhil in the department using qualitative methods to investigate treatment-resistant depression.