in Medical Anthropology
15-17 Tavistock Place
I am a Research Fellow at the School for Public Health at LSHTM, with interests in ageing, gender and wellbeing in the UK. I studied anthropology at UCL and sexual health research at LSHTM, specialising in medical anthropology and the anthropology of gender and sexuality.
My PhD was an ethnographic account of ageing, femininity and sexuality amongst women in the UK that start dating again later in life. I am currently Associate Editor of the journal Anthropology & Medicine.
I am a seminar leader on the Medical Anthropology and Principles of Social Research (PSR) modules that form part of the Public Health MSc at LSHTM, and also contribute towards the Medical Anthropology distance learning course. I supervise MSc tutees and and am on the advisory board for PhD students for a wide range of topics using ethnographic or qualitative research methods.
I am currently working on various projects investigating the structural determinants of public health and wellbeing, from welfare benefits to housing, with a focus on older people in the UK as part of the NIHR-funded School for Public Health Research at LSHTM. I specialise in the use of in-depth qualitative and ethnographic methodologies.