Kristen is an emerging social scientist committed to ethical, robust and collaborative research. She has a background in Occupational Therapy and brings an applied understanding of diverse health contexts to her research. She pays particular attention to how people’s lives and choices are shaped by the environmental contexts in which they live, work and play, and ensures that theoretical understanding reflects these complexities. Kristen is interested in public, popular and professional understandings of health, risk, and disease, as well as the generation and legitimation of scientific/academic knowledge as cultural products. She is experienced in mixed research methods including qualitative framing analysis, hermeneutics, ethnography, deliberative democracy, in-depth interviewing and online surveys. She often works in the spaces between disciplines to increase the scope, insight and translation of her research.
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