Research Fellow, Cardiff University
Arts and Health
Dementia and Diversity
I am an applied medical anthropologist with expertise in participatory quality improvement within healthcare. I have researched the hospital experiences of people with long-term conditions (cancer, dementia and Huntingdon’s disease) using observational methods, interviews, questionnaires, focus groups, and visual methods. I have used creative methods in cancer and dementia research and used patient-produced images in education, service improvement and public engagement. I am also an Equality, Diversity and Inclusion champion and have led on the inclusion of seldom-heard groups and patient voices in research design and education.
Outside of work
I sing with the Oasis World Choir (an integrated refugee, asylum-seeker and local resident choir) and take part in various local community arts activities. I also have an interest in traditional plant uses such as herbal medicine, heritage cooking, basket weaving, cider-making and foraging.