My career and educational background have taken some interesting twists and turns as I have journeyed through the fields of community and public health nursing, counselling, and further and higher education teaching.
I graduated from University of Edinburgh with a PhD in 2019. Prior to this I gained a Batchelor of Nursing Degree in 2006, a Masters in Applied Professional Studies in 2012, a Certificate in Research Methods (with distinction) in 2013, and an Associate Certificate in Narrative Research (with distinction) in 2013.
My PhD thesis ‘(In)visible women: a narrative study of larger women’s pregnant embodiment and maternal healthcare’ explored the embodied experiences of larger embodied women and the healthcare practitioners who provided their care.
I am a lecturer within the School of Health Sciences at University of Dundee. Previously I worked as a research fellow at the Usher Institute, University of Edinburgh. The research I’ve been involved with explores experiences of health and illness in the fields of reproductive health and genomic cancer treatments.