As many narrative theorists working on stories about pain and trauma have noted, the narrative form makes it possible to engage with ineffable and hidden experiences through the construction of, for example, strange temporalities and… Read More »The (In)visibility of Pain: Uses and Abuses of Narrative
Regarding the noteworthy changes in the diagnostic procedures of autism and recent discussions of the neurodiversity movement on a global scale, personal narratives on autism have become a part of my interest areas. Despite the… Read More »Understanding Autism Through Autobiographical Narrative of a Third Culture Woman
Can we really get back to the previous state of being? Can we learn anything while we’re inside a dark tunnel? How do we hold on to something to give us light?
Sleep an under-reported, diagnosed and appreciated aspect of health and wellbeing. Sleep disorder can be under-diagnosed to the tune of 80%, most commonly obstructive sleep apnoea with an estimated 1.5 million suffers being undiagnosed. Sleep… Read More »Sleep and COVID-19 the coming crisis
Coming back from an arduous ICU shift, I change my masks on the street, to tolerate those heavy looks staring at the N95 mask with wrinkles on my face and disheveled hair which referred to… Read More »Stigmatized Hero; Admires and Blames of Healthcare Workers in COVID
I would like to submit a video preview of a new poem written as part of Blurred Lines: Life, Matter, Poetry. This ongoing collaboration with members of the Beales Research Group is part of the… Read More »Abiogenesis: Poetry Preview from the Leeds Creative Labs
An insiders perspective from healthcare assistant at a care home. COVID-19 has seen over 116,000 deaths in the UK, with the majority being centred around healthcare setting. Yet, the UK Government has focused the narrative… Read More »Behind the mask: COVID-19 Carers inside perspective.
This video explores earwax in early modern medicine, arguing that it allows us to observe how diversity in hearing was rooted in the aural fluid of earwax. Scholarship has demonstrated how the senses were perceived… Read More »Earwax: Rendering Deafness Visible in Early Modern Europe
The medical humanities influence on medical practice is growing. I have investigated how the medical humanities are included within the undergraduate curricula of two UK medical schools and as intercalated degrees. I conducted a literature… Read More »How are the medical humanities incorporated into undergraduate medical education?