Health and Society tutoring in Year 1 of the medical curriculum.
Social Science tutoring in Year 1 of the medical curriculum.
My research interests lie within the field of health inequalities, social determinants of health and the stigmatisation of health behaviours.
Current research interestsMy PhD research, ‘Smoking, Place and Young People in Transition from Adolescence to Early Adulthood’ is concerned with the social and spatial patterning of tobacco smoking within Scotland. The aim of my research is to qualitatively explore the smoking attitudes and behaviours of young people as they transition from adolescence into early adulthood. Using the participatory technique, Photovoice, young people will visually document aspects of the social environment that may contribute to their meanings and understandings of smoking within their environment.
As a PhD candidate funded by the UK Centre for Tobacco and Alcohol Studies (UKCTCS), my PhD research will qualitatively investigate the social and spatial patterning of smoking within one urban-deprived area of Scotland. In doing so, the role of environment and place will be explored in relation to young peoples’ smoking attitudes and behaviours. In addition, social and cultural meanings ascribed to smoking will be explored within the context of young peoples' lives as they transition from adolescence to early adulthood.