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Michelle Yeung

BHSc (Hons), MSc

Research Assistant

I am currently a candidate for the MPhil in Medical Anthropology course at Green Templeton College, where my thesis employs mixed-methods to explore the discourse surrounding obesity and COVID-19 within the UK government’s pandemic policy response, formal media, and social media posts to identify the gaps in views and priorities that may exist between different stakeholders. Prior to Oxford, I graduated with distinction from the Bachelor of Health Sciences (Hons) program at McMaster University in Canada, as well as the MSc in Medicine, Health and Public Policy course from King’s College London. My research background has been predominantly qualitative in method but varied in content, from dementia in long-term care to biological weapons non-proliferation policy.

My role in Co-PACT involves liaising and working closely with the NHS systems involved in the study during the project's set-up phase, as well as running data collection workshops at four out of seven study sites (Leeds, London, Manchester, Oxford). I will also be contributing to theory generation and data analysis, as well as publications in later stages of the project. My additional tasks include the study newsletter, creating knowledge dissemination materials, and working on outreach initiatives for the CHiMES research group.

I am interested in the experiences of chronic conditions in settings with a high infectious disease burden, such as during times of epidemics and pandemics, particularly amongst minority and marginalized populations. I am also interested in additional topics relating to health inequalities, health and risk, and syndemics, as well as biosecurity and digital health.