Immy Brown is a research assistant working on a range of healthcare quality improvement projects within general practice and maternity care.
Her role involves assisting with literature reviews, conducting qualitative interviews, analysing data and assisting the research team with their projects. Immy holds a MA in Social Anthropology and an MSc in Africa and International Development from the University of Edinburgh. Her undergraduate research focused on community responses to medical emergencies and car accidents in Lusaka, Zambia.
Prior to joining THIS Institute, Immy undertook a placement for the Scottish Government Global Health Co-ordination Unit and NHS Scotland Global Citizenship Programme. In this project, she evaluated the global health partnership between NHS Tayside and Uganda Heart Institute in relation to biomedical engineering capacity building, reciprocal exchange and sharing of best practices.
Immy is interested in anthropological approaches to improving health inequalities and primary care – particularly medical emergencies and their responses. In the future, Immy hopes to pursue a PhD in Social Anthropology, and continue her undergraduate thesis work.