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Lauren O'Connell

Postgraduate Research Student
Department of Sociology
 Lauren O'Connell

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Biography

My qualifications include BSc Sociology, MSc Social Research and PGCE. I currently hold an ESRC scholarship for my doctoral research which explores diagnostic identity in anorexia, and I am a lecturer on the BA social work programme at the Southend campus. Prior to this, I worked as a lecturer in an FE college in Cornwall.

Qualifications

  • PGCE (Post Compulsory Education) University of Plymouth (2011)

  • MSc Social Research (distinction) University of Plymouth (2010)

  • BSc Sociology University of Plymouth (2005)

Research and professional activities

Thesis

Diagnostic identity in anorexia nervosa

Research interests

Mental health

Critical psychology

Autoethnography

Contact

lauren.oconnell@essex.ac.uk

Location:

Colchester Campus