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Robin Jakob

About Me I have been working in public health for about ten years after completing degrees in Politics and African Studies/International Development. My work since has built on issues I explored in those degrees particularly around the politics of sexual health and health inequity more broadly. Since leaving university I have held a mixture of […]

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Laura Warner

About me I completed my BA (Hons) in English Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Kent before undertaking a PGCE. I then spent ten years working in education in various roles from classroom teacher to course designer. In 2020, I was awarded my MA in Creative Writing by the University of Exeter. My […]

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Lucía Guerrero Rivière

About me/Biography:  Following my undergraduate studies in Biomedical Engineering at Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia, I pursued an MA in Cultural Studies at the same university. Under Professor Alejandra Bello’s supervision, my dissertation examined cultural assumptions that undergird notions of human dignity and disability in Colombian law, and I became increasingly interested in […]

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Juanita Navarro Paez

About me  I completed two undergraduate degrees at Universidad Javeriana in Colombia, one in Media and Communications and another in Language Teaching. After five years working in the publishing industry, I went on to do an MLitt in Comparative Literature at the University of Glasgow. My Media dissertation, focused on Batman’s The Joker, and my […]

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Cathrin Fischer

About Me/Biography  I have a background in philosophy, social sciences and psychology – which has left me really interested in interdisciplinary research! I Following my BA Degree in Philosophy, Psychology and Sociology at the University of Exeter, I went to University College Dublin for my MA in Philosophy, specialising in Consciousness and Embodiment. I am […]

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Bojana Daw Srdanovic

About me I gained my BA in Humanities with Philosophy and Creative Writing at the Open University, and my MA in Theatre Practice at the University of Exeter. My MA dissertation focussed on how theatre produced with and by learning disabled artists can both reproduce and challenge stereotypical views on people living with learning disabilities. […]

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Túllio Maia

With a background in both Biology and Anthropology, my research will consist of a multispecies ethnographic approach on the correlations among viruses, mosquitoes, and humans in the context of vector diseases in Sergipe state, Brazil. Thus, I aim to disentangle this more-than-human network centrally composed by the mentioned triad of beings – or entities – […]

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Helen Keen

Helen will begin her PhD in autumn 2019. Her research will look at loneliness and social needs as experienced and represented by autistic people, focussing on a qualitative, nuanced, study addressing the little-understood social needs of autistic people. This work will focus on loneliness, and involve novel engaged research carried out in collaboration with partners […]

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Raawiyah Rifath

Raawiyah began her PhD research in April 2019. Raawiyah’s research is concerned with the asylum process faced claimants basing their claims on their sexual orientation and/or gender identity (SOaGI) in the United Kingdom. By using an interdisciplinary approach of law and psychology, it aims to mitigate the difficulties faced by these asylum seekers during the […]

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Kazuki Yamada

I hold a BSc (Hons) in Life Sciences specialising in Biomedical Science (2015), and an MA in Ageing & Society (King’s College London, 2016)—an interdisciplinary degree in gerontology. My MA research engaged Filipino professional caregivers caring for older people in London and investigated how these carers’ own expectations of ageing for themselves and their families […]

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Jessie Stanier

While I predominantly have a background in philosophy, I have always had an interest in interdisciplinary research. In the final year of my BA in Politics & Philosophy at the University of Exeter, I started reading about phenomenology, philosophy of time, and embodiment. After dabbling in journalism and copywriting, I decided to pursue this growing […]

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Alex Smalley

Alex Smalley is exploring how virtual experiences of nature might impact wellbeing. His Virtual Nature project is working with interdisciplinary teams from the arts, media, and science to weave national-scale experiments into creative outputs, and engage people in conversations surrounding nature and health. The first part of this research partnered with the BBC to create […]

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Zaina Mahmoud

I completed my undergraduate degree at the University of Western Ontario, studying medical sciences and psychology. I moved to Exeter to undertake the Graduate LLB degree and undertook a dissertation examining the legal requirement of consideration for contract formation in light of the proposed Directive on certain aspects concerning contracts for the supply of digital […]

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Rebecca Johnson Bista

Academic background I have a background in both humanities and social sciences which underpins my transdisciplinary approach. For my first degree I studied English at Christ Church, Oxford. I have two masters degrees: an MA in South Asian Area Studies from the School of African and Oriental Studies, London and an MPhil in Women’s Studies […]

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Veronica Heney

About me Following an English and History BA at the University of Oxford, I worked from 2015-2017 in the Social Sciences Applied to Healthcare Improvement Research group (SAPPHIRE) at the University of Leicester as a Communications and Academic Writing Assistant, and also took on a role helping the Department of Health Sciences complete an Athena […]

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Kelechi Anucha

I am a PhD candidate working on the relationship between time and care in contemporary end of life narratives, as part of the Wellcome Trust-funded research project Waiting Times. My supervisor is Prof Laura Salisbury. I studied for my BA in English Language and Literature at the University of Leeds and recently completed my MA […]

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