BA (York) MRes (York) PhD (York)
I joined the School for Business and Society as an undergraduate in Social Policy in 2009. Since then, I have completed my BA, MRes and PhD in the department. During these studies, I developed an interest in health inequalities. I drew on this during my PhD research which explored resilience from the perspectives of those who self-identify as LGBT+. I also have a keen interest in the accessibility of research and addressing the concept of ‘hard-to-reach’ through the use of online and distance research methods.
Since completing my studies, I have taught across undergraduate and postgraduate modules in the department and to members of the public in community courses. I am currently working as a research associate on the National Institute for Health Research School for Social Care Research funded project ‘Supporting People with Learning Disabilities on the Edges of Social Care in Social Housing and the Private Rented Sector’.
British Sociological Association Annual Conference (2018). “Navigating Discrimination: an LGBT+ Perspective”.
Social Research Association Annual Conference (2017). “Generating data at a distance: lessons from online qualitative research”.
Branching Out (2017). ‘I could give fuller answers if required’: reconceptualising the ‘hard-to-reach’.
Co-Founder and Editorial Board Member of The York Policy Review - Graduate Peer Reviewed Journal.
I have previously taught and convened a range of modules and skills days at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels including: