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Reproductive Sociology Research Group


Amanda-Rose is a MPhil candidate under the supervision of Dr. Lucy van de Wiel. With a background in social care working with Magdalene Laundry survivors in Dublin, Ireland, she became interested in the social structures that create the conditions in which such institutions and gendered disparity can arise. Amanda-Rose has been involved with activism in the successful movement to repeal the 8th amendment to the Irish constitution which banned abortion care in the country. Her academic and research interests relate to the sociology of reproduction, sociology of emotion, feminist theory, as well as postcolonial theory. This has led to her MPhil research being focused on the affect of shame in people who have travelled internationally from Ireland for abortion care.

Amanda-Rose has a B.A. (Hons) in Sociology from Nottingham Trent University (NTU). In 2018 she presented undergraduate research on the topic of Public Sociology at NTU at the British Sociological Associations annual conference in Newcastle.  Amanda-Rose hopes to pursue a career in academia and is currently exploring opportunities to continue her research at a doctoral level. She also writes occasionally on her personal blog about whatever is on her mind, which can be found here

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