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Dr Cecilia Vindrola
DAHR 112
1-19 Torrington Place
London
WC1E 7HB
Tel: +44 (0)20 3108 3232
Appointment
  • Research Associate
  • Applied Health Research
  • Institute of Epidemiology & Health
  • Faculty of Pop Health Sciences
Biography

I am a medical anthropologist and my research interests include:

  • (Im)mobilities and healthcare (with a focus on medical travel)
  • Embedded research in healthcare organisations
  • The delivery of cancer treatment and supportive care
  • The delivery of medical services to children in low and middle income countries (with a focus on cancer treatment and palliative care)
  • Participatory and collaborative research

I am currently working on the following projects:

  • Reorganising specialist cancer surgery for the 21st century: a mixed methods evaluation (RESPECT-21)
  • The UCLH Exemplar Ward Programme: A process evaluation (UCLH Embedded Research Team)
  • Overcrowding in the UCLH Emergency Department (UCLH Embedded Research Team)

I have doctoral and master’s training in Applied Medical Anthropology from the University of South Florida, U.S. (funded by a Fulbright Grant). My doctoral research focused on the medical travel experiences of families in Argentina.  I interviewed and carried out observations with children receiving cancer treatment and their parents to understand their experiences of migrating to the capital of Buenos Aires to access care.


I am a committee member of the Qualitative Health Research Network (https://www.ucl.ac.uk/qualitative-health-research-network) and the Medical Anthropology Network (http://www.easaonline.org/networks/medical/).




Research Summary


Appointments
06-JUN-2012 – 25-APR-2014 Research Fellow Children’s Nursing London South Bank University, United Kingdom
01-MAY-2011 – 01-JUN-2012 Research Consultant Center of Excellence for Aging and Brain Repair and Office o University of South Florida, United States
01-AUG-2010 – 01-DEC-2011 Instructor Anthropology University of South Florida, United States
01-AUG-2007 – 01-MAY-2010 Research Assistant Anthropology University of South Florida, United Kingdom
Academic Background
2011 PhD Doctor of Philosophy – Medical Anthropology University of South Florida
2009 MA Master of Arts – Medical Anthropology University of South Florida
2007 BA Bachelor of Arts – Anthropology Universidad de las Americas
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