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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.

News

OU student wins Care Apprentice Award

Heather always wanted to be a mental health nurse, having worked as a carer for a number of years. When she was given the chance by her employer to study for an Open University course in Health Care Practise, she grabbed the opportunity. Earlier this year, Heather was awarded the Care Apprentice Award at the National Care Awards, as Carers Week begins, she talks about her journey with The OU.

10th June 2019
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