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Aphra Garner-Purkis joined the Cultures of Oral Health Research Group in July 2018 where she is working primarily on a qualitative study on the experiences of head and neck cancer patients in South East London of their disease and rehabilitation journeys.

Before this, she worked on a qualitative study at King's in the School of Population Health and Environmental Sciences evaluating a Sport England funded physical activity project. By interviewing different stakeholders involved in the community project gave an insight into the impact of the project on the local area.

From 2015-2017 Aphra completed her Master of Public Health at King's College London. Where she completed her dissertation on Tuberculosis Screening for Prospective Migrants to High-Income Countries: Systematic Review of Policies.

She is enjoying working in a research capacity on public health projects in different departments.