I’m a sociologist interested in HIV, expertise, health activism and clinical practice. I am currently a Research Fellow in the Department of Global Health and Development at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), having moved there from the Department of Public Health, Environments and Society. During my time at LSHTM I have contributed to various research projects, including a study concerning experiences of navigating HIV care, the ‘ethics-in-practice’ of research in conflict, HIV self-testing, and health and wellbeing.
Before moving to LSHTM, I was a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Sociology Department at Goldsmiths, University of London on Disentangling European HIV/AIDS Policies: Activism, Citizenship and Health (EUROPACH). The project was funded by Humanities in the European Research Area (HERA) and sought to explore the “uses of the past” in HIV policy and activism.
My work has engaged with the relation between professional and lay expertise, biomedical technologies, clinical practice, sexuality, and the emotional entanglements and responsibilities of qualitative research. My work is situated within Science and Technology Studies (STS), although it’s something of a complicated relationship.