Research Student: Catriona Clark
Organising for Spina Bifida: Exploring the history of Spina Bifida organisations from 1960 to the current day
I have an undergraduate degree in Peace Studies and International Relations from Lancaster University, in which I focused on the provision of healthcare in the Sub Saharan African setting. I also studied MSc Medical Anthropology in 2012 at The University of Edinburgh. I am interested in the work of the Spina Bifida organizations studied following voluntary work with them.
What motivated me to undertake PhD study?
Having studied the idea of healthcare as a state provision and issue of governance, and the experiences of healthcare at a global level, I became interested in the specific experiences of people with a so called preventable condition, Spina Bifida, especially in the technology driven Western context.
What makes me passionate about my subject?
As a person with Spina Bifida, I am interested in the activism around the provision of services and treatment, and the public perception and stigma attached to hidden impairments specifically.