Thea is a Research Assistant with an anthropological background. She is currently working on a range of projects that address maternity safety and differential diagnosis in acute care settings.
Her role involves assisting with literature reviews, conducting qualitative interviews and ethnographic fieldwork, analysing data and writing research reports. Thea holds a BSc in Health and Human Sciences from Durham University and an MPhil in Social Anthropology from the University of Cambridge. Her undergraduate research ethnographically explored period poverty in rural Tanzania. Her postgraduate research used digital ethnography and material culture analysis to explore activism, environmentalism and period poverty.
Prior to joining THIS Institute, she worked as a Gender and Social Development Intern at the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific.
Thea is interested in how anthropological approaches can improve healthcare – particularly in women’s health and global health. She is also interested in the medical humanities and capitalising on the value of interdisciplinary and qualitative research in health and social care.