Dr Anne-Marie MartindaleBa, Ma, PGCE, PhD


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Applied health anthropologist, policy analyst, evaluator, lecturer. 

NIHR CLAHRC GM funded researcher working on community health improvement projects across Greater Manchester.   

Co-organiser of the Centre for Primary Care seminar series.

On-line Masters of Public Health (University of Manchester) assignment marker, and qualitative methods lecturer.   


Anne-Marie trained as a social anthropologist specialising in health at PhD level (University of Liverpool). Her doctoral research explored the relationship between acquired facial 'disfigurement' and identity shift; and socio-cultural meanings and roles associated with faces. She would like to use this as a foundation to explore the relationship between facial transplantation and identity shift.

Anne-Marie has extensive experience as a researcher, lecturer, policy analyst and evaluator. Prior to her role at the University of Manchester she worked at the University of Liverpool, researching and evaluating a variety of local, community based and national health initiatives, and acted as a sessional health sociology, and policy lecturer. 

Social responsibility

I aim to share the results of my research with varied stakeholder groups to make the research as useful as possible. These have included 

  • blogs
  • lay summaries
  • public presentations, and 
  • being interviewed on two BBC Radio Merseyside show's on disability, and 'disfigurement'.   

My PhD research shed light on a group who have been socially excluded and discriminated against, people with facial 'disfigurements'. The results were sent to facially related groups across England. 


2008-2015    PhD, A life lived: experiencing acquired facial ‘disfigurement’ and identity shift, a phenomenological, embodied exploration using a narrative methodology. Department of Sociology, University of Liverpool.


1999-2001      Post Graduate Certificate of Education (Sociology) and Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), Keele University, England.


1996-1997      Ma (Econ) Social Anthropology, Manchester University, England.


1993-1996      BA Hons. degree (2:1) Social Anthropology, University of Kent at Canterbury, England.

Memberships of committees and professional bodies

2010+           Fellow of the Royal Anthropological Institute (UK).

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