Research Output per year
My current research focus is post-Brexit health governance, as part of the 'Health Governance After Brexit: language, legitimacy and accountability' project, where I am the Research Fellow.
I am particularly interested in the juxtaposition between policy narratives of responsibilisation and grassroots narratives on responsibility for health in the context of Brexit and post-Brexit health governance.
My overall research interests include critical disability research, the production of emancipatory disability research, and the potential of combining emancipatory and post-structuralist discourses when exploring resistance.
Queen’s University Belfast A Sep 2013 – Aug 2018
Doctor of Philosophy (Research) Law
Thesis topic: Examining the welfare reform policies adopted by the Coalition government in the UK (2010-2015) as a social control mechanism applied to disabled people. This thesis combines the Foucauldian concept of governmentality with the social model of disability to problematize the reform as neoliberal governmentality and discuss disability resistance.
Queen’s University Belfast Sep 2010 - Jun 2011
Master of Law (Taught) Human Rights Law
Thesis topic: Problematizing the population boom in Sub-Saharan Africa from a right to health and feminist perspectives. Specifically arguing that protecting and enforcing the right to health, as well as increasing access to education, would be an ethical and productive way of addressing rapid population increase. Taught modules included Equality; Human Rights in the Americas; International Human Rights; Socio-Economic Rights; and Methodologies.
Canterbury Christ Church University Sep 2007- Jun 2010
Bachelor of Science (Honours) Politics and Global Governance
Thesis topic: Using comparative research methods to analyse lobbying of various European Union institutions in two member states (Bulgaria and the United Kingdom). Taught modules included Political Philosophy; EU Politics & Governance; International Relations; Human Rights; and Comparative Politics.
UGT, Legal Theory Sep 2019 - Dec 2019
Guest Lecturer, QUB 10 Dec 2015
PGT, Human Rights in Practice
Teaching Assistant, QUB Sep 2015 - Jan 2016
UG Level 3 Legal Theory
Teaching Assistant, QUB Feb 2015 - Jun 2015
UG Level 2 European Union Internal Market Law
Teaching Assistant, QUB Sep 2014 - Jan 2015
UG Level 3 Legal Theory