I am an interdisciplinary researcher working in the fields of mad studies, disability studies, feminist media and cultural studies, and science, technology and medicine studies, with a particular interest in media representations of madness and distress, mental health policy and practice, the politics and ethics of evidence-based medicine, inequalities, stigma, and social movements.
I am currently employed as a Research Associate on Prof. Imogen Tyler's Philip Leverhulme Trust Prize funded project Rethinking the Sociology of Stigma in the Department of Sociology. In this role I am developing new work considering mental health and stigma in the context of neoliberal politics and culture.
Since 2014, I have been active in establishing an International Mad Studies Network through publications, conference and event organisation, managing a blog and mailing list, administering social media accounts and groups. To find out more visit: madstudies2014.wordpress.com
In addition, I am an Early Career Researcher member of the editorial board The Sociological Review and an Occasional Editor of Disability & Society.
I have teaching experience in the areas of Social Theory, Media Theory, Cultural Theory, Gender & Women's Studies, Disability Studies, Science & Technology Studies, Biomedicine & Ethics and Qualitative Research. This year I'm facilitating problem-based learning with 1st year undergraduate Medical students; I also convene a Special Studies Module for 1st and 2nd year Medical students considering biomedical and psychosocial approaches to mental health.
PhD Sociology (July 2014); MA Sociological Research Methods (Distinction); BA Sociology (1st class with honours), Supported Learning Award.
My PhD and MA were funded by an ESRC 1+3 scholarship.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Book/Film/Article review
Research output: Contribution to journal › Journal article
Activity: Conference participation › Participation in conference
Activity: External academic engagement › Invited talk
Activity: External academic engagement › Research and Teaching at External Organisation