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- Senior Research Fellow
- Institute for Global Health
- Faculty of Pop Health Sciences
My original disciplinary background is in Human Communication Science. However more recently I have trained as a medical anthropologist and my main interests are in diverse aspects of disability in the global south. Specifically I am interested in the qualitative, predominantly participatory investigation of the lives of ill and disabled children and their families, both in the UK and in low income countries, informed by theory from the cross disciplinary arenas of Childhood Studies, Disability Studies and Development studies.
I have clinical, training/teaching and research experience in India and Sri Lanka, and I have also worked on projects in Bangladesh, Iran and Uganda.
My current particular interests are in disabled children's experiences and perception of poverty and wellbeing in South Asia, in developing research relationships with INGOs working in disability and development, and the development of impact evalutation tools for Community Based Rehabilitation.
I have previously taught on the BSc and MSc in Human Communication UCL.
Currently I teach on the MSc Global Health and Development (Institute for Global Health). I lead on the following modules : Disability and Development (with Nora Groce), Qualitative Methods (Jenevieve Mannell) and Inclusive Child Development in Global Contexts.
I supervise a number of MSc Global Health and Development projects each year and PhD students interested in disability or childhoods or child development
I also contribute to the BSc (Intercalated) International Health.
|2010||PhD||Doctor of Philosophy – Anthropology||Sheffield University|
|2004||MSc||Master of Science (by research) – Medical Anthropology||Brunel University|
|1992||MSc||Master of Science – Human Communication||City University|
|1982||BMSc (Hons)||Bachelor of Medical Science (Honours) – Speech Science||University of Sheffield|