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Ms CATHERINE BORRA profile picture
  • Student
  • IOE - Social Research Institute
  • UCL Institute of Education

Professional career:

Catherine Borra has a clinical background in pain management, pelvic health and musculoskeletal health, and in clinical research. She has worked in various NHS trusts for over ten years, and has delivered various service improvement projects.

Academic career:

PgCert Biosocial Medical Anthropology, UCL (London, UK), 2020

BSc Hons Physiotherapy, South Bank University (London, UK), 2015

MFA Curating Contemporary Art, Goldsmiths College (London, UK), 2009

BA Communication and Teaching for Art, Academia di belle Arti di Brera (Milan, Italy), 2007

Research Summary
Catherine is a doctoral candidate at the Soc B Centre for Doctoral Training, funded by the ESRC and the BBSRC.

Her research focuses on the intersection between chronic pain conditions and the menopause, through a mixed-methods analysis of epidemiological and ethnographic data.

She is interested in approaching biosocial issues in health through mixed-methods research using an ecological and systems perspective. Her main topic areas are women's health, rare diseases, issues at the mind-body interface and rehabilitation.

Teaching Summary
Catherine runs seminars on the Approaches to Knowledge and Interdisciplinary Research Methods modules of the BASC Art and Science at UCL.

She has been a visiting tutor for MFA students at Goldsmiths College - London (2020), a clinical supervisor for BSc Physiotherapy students in various NHS Trusts (2016-2020), and has developed in-service programmes for clinical development and patient education sessions on various topics (2016-2020).

Academic Background
  BSc Hons   South Bank University
  BA   Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera, Milan, Italy
      Goldsmiths College, University of the Arts, London
  PGCert Anthropology University College London
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