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Mr Thomas Witney

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  • Research Student
  • Faculty of Wellbeing, Education & Language Studies
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Professional biography

I am currently undertaking PhD research into the lived experiences of men in same-sex serodiscordant relationships, supervised by Professor Jacqui Gabb, Dr Peter Keogh and Professor Darren Langdridge.

 

Prior to embarking on this research, I completed masters courses in Health Psychology (City University London) and Science Communication (Imperial College London).

Research interests

My project aims to examine the experiences of gay/bisexual men in serodiscordant relationships (where one partner is HIV positive and the other HIV negative) in an era in which antiretroviral treatments for HIV have been shown to substantially mitigate the risk of sexual HIV transmission. It will use qualitative methods to generate data on participants’ experiences of serodiscordancy and the practices they use to sustain their relationship. In adopting this approach, I aim to provide a social scientific account of how a biomedical advance influences – and in turn is influenced by – individual social worlds.

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Learning from people: the training method bringing service users and social workers together

Jenny Simpson, Head of Social Work (England), as well as students and staff at the OU are involved in an exciting development in relation to social work education. Mend the Gap is a model for the effective involvement of people who are at the receiving end of services, together with those who provide professional support. Read more about Mend the Gap here

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