Penelope Quinton is a photographer, reporter, feature writer, and PhD student in the Department of Global Health & Social Medicine. She is interested in examining the impact of long term conflict on women's perceptions of their capability for well-being.
Thesis title: 'Health perceptions of Palestinian women affected by the Israeli policy of house demolitions and land seizures in the West Bank'
Penelope's research examines how Israeli house demolitions and land seizure in the West Bank of the occupied Palestinian territories impact on Palestinian women's self-perceived health, and capability to lead lives they value.
This project operationalises the capabilities approach to evaluate Palestinian women’s perceptions of their capabilities for health and well-being when living under military occupation.