I joined the Sociology Department as a Q-Step Lecturer in March 2017. I am also Director of the Cathie Marsh Institute Short Courses, member of the ESRC Centre on Dynamics of Ethnicity (CoDE), and a UK Data Service Data Impact Fellow. My main areas of research are ethnic inequalities in health and access to health services. I obtained my PhD in Social Statistics in 2015 from the University of Manchester as part of an ESRC 1 + 3 (MSc and PhD) studentship. I investigated the role of social networks in women's usage of mental health services in the UK, and how this varied by ethnic group. I have also undertaken work looking at ethnic inequalities in the labour market, and the role of social networks in poverty for different ethnic groups. I was a member of the editorial board for the CoDE Dynamics of Diversity Census Briefings and co-author of two briefings on ethnic inequalities in unemployment. I was also a Principal Investigator on a project funded by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF), exploring the links between social networks, poverty and ethnicity.
Prior to completing my MSc and PhD, I was a Research Assistant in the Institute of Health Sciences at The University of Manchester working on a large mixed-methods study investigating the role of social networks in chronic illness management. I also worked in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at this University on two studies: a multi-site randomised controlled trial testing the effectiveness of speech and language therapy communication for preschool children with autism, and on a study evaluating multi-dimensional foster care for looked after adolescents.