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River Ujhadbor is a qualitative health researcher with a background in anthropology, social medicine and applied theatre. They have recently completed a NIHR funded pre-doctoral fellowship exploring trans* inclusive healthcare practices catering to young people’s health needs. River is joining Dr. Andy Guise’s team at Population Health Sciences in developing a complex systems approach to social exclusion, stigma and homelessness.

Their work draws on a wide range of skillsets such as youth work, storytelling, participatory action research, critical pedagogy and autonomous forms of organising. River is especially excited about research that works towards social transformation, builds resources and advances the liberation of marginalised communities .

Research Interests: 

  • Stigma, homelessness and health
  • Trans* healthcare
  • Transformative Justice
  • Liberation psychology
  • Participatory action research
  • Ecosocial approaches to understanding distress
  • Affect and affective transmission