Ms Thais Gonzalez Capella
Research Degree Student
15-17 Tavistock Place
My background is multidisciplinary; I hold an MSc in Reproductive and Sexual Health Research from The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and an MA in Business Management by the Technical University of Valencia (UPV). I am fluent in Spanish, Portuguese, Catalan, French and English.
I have 10 years of professional experience working in International Organisations, NGOs and development consultancies in Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America. In particular, I worked as the Health & Gender Projects Officer at The Spanish Agency for International Development (AECID) for 3 years in Mozambique. I have also worked as a Programmes Assistant for United Nations Volunteers (UNV) in Brazil, promoting innovation for social change among non-profit and grassroot organisations.
My PhD explores how intensive care physicians navigate ethical dilemmas during the Covid-19 outbreak, mainly around triage decisions, balancing personal safety against the duty of care, and dealing with collateral damages. I am also investigating how gender norms influence these experiences. Beforehand, I completed my MSc dissertation on exploring cultural taboos and gender dynamics in nutrition practices among pregnant women in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Overall, I am interested in how feminist and decolonial theory can improve cross-cultural health programmes.