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Old Medical School
Appointed as Chancellor's Fellow in Health, through Arts, Design and Humanities in October 2016.
Previously I was Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Lincoln (2015-16), and Research Fellow in the Centre for Population Health Sciences/Centre for Research on Families and Relationships at the University of Edinburgh (2010-15).
PhD Sociology, University of Edinburgh, 2010
MSc Research, University of Edinburgh, 2006
MA (Hons) Sociology, University of Edinburgh, 2003
I am interested in supervising students on any of the following topics: sociology of (mental) health and illness, self-harm and suicide, drug use and addictions.
Liliana Arias Urueña, Usher Institute: Cultural perspectives towards Cleft Lip and Palate in children and impact on mental health
Annie Taylor, Edinburgh Napier University: Alcohol use in pregnancy
I am a sociologist, specialising in the sociology of health and illness, with a particular focus on mental health and addictions. Much of my work has addressed self-harm and suicide.
Further details of previous research projects can be found here:
2015: Alcohol Research UK. ‘Alcohol Stories: Using the life grid to explore how men in mid-life talk about the relationship between alcohol, mental health, self-harm and suicide’. Principal Investigator.
2014: Edinburgh & Lothian Health Foundation. ‘Risks and realities of neonatal abstinence syndrome’. Co-investigator.
2014: Innovation Initiative Grant, University of Edinburgh. ‘Animating Harm: A Public Engagement Grant – self-harm, drug and alcohol use among young people’. Principal Investigator.
2013: Sir Halley Stewart Trust Fund Grant Award. ‘Exploring understandings about self-harm, drug and alcohol use among young people in diverse socioeconomic contexts’ Principal Investigator.
2013: Chief Scientist’s Office of the Scottish Government. ‘General Practitioner understandings and management of self-harm: a qualitative study’. Co-Investigator.
2013: Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, University of Edinburgh. ‘Self-harm: Ethical Considerations of an Embodied Practice. Principal Investigator.