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Dr Megan Wainwright, PhD, MSc, BA
(email at email@example.com)
I have been an Honorary Research Associate in the Department of Anthropology since July 2013, and am currently preparing for further fieldwork in Uruguay and working on dissemination of my research. Since becoming an Honorary Research Associate I completed a six month contract teaching anthropology and community health research methods for the International Honors Programme (IHP) "Health and Community: Globalization, Culture and Care". I was a Traveling Faculty member and taught 32 undergraduates as we travelled to Washington DC, New Delhi, Hanoi and Cape Town. Prior to this I was a post-doctoral research associate in the Centre for Medical Humanities at Durham University.
On March 21st 2013 I successfully defended my thesis "Breathing and Breathlessness: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in Uruguay". My examiners were Professor Bob Simpson (Durham University) and Regents' Professor and Professor of Anthropology, Family Medicine and Public Health, Mark Nichter (University of Arizona). The thesis draws together diverse data gathered over 13 months of ethnographic fieldwork in two Uruguayan cities investigating how COPD is being lived-with and cared-for across age, severity, gender and socio-economic spectrums. I had the pleasure of being the first Van Mildert College Trust Research Scholar.
I have a very keen and longstanding interest in living with chronic conditions and have investigated the experience of people and families living with chronic conditions ranging from chronic constipation, end stage renal disease, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. These studies have been interdisciplinary and collaborative and carried out in French, English and Spanish. Before coming to Durham as a MSc student in 2008 I worked at McGill University as a research assistant in the School of Nursing and in McGill Programs in Whole Person Care in the Faculty of Medicine.
Edited works: conference proceedings
- Wainwright, M. (2012). Perspectivas y Investigaciones Antropologicas en Salud y Enfermedad. Seminario de Extension, Casa de la Universidad Tacuarembo, Tacuarembo, Anuario de Antropologia Social y Cultural en Uruguay.
- Arnaert, A. & Wainwright, M. (2008). Preliminary Results of a Home Telecare Project for Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Canadian Respiratory Conference: A Breath of Fresh Air:, Montreal, Canada, Candian Respiratory Journal.
Journal papers: academic
- Wainwright, M., Russell, A. & Yiannakou, Y. (2011). Challenging the Biopsychosocial Model in a Chronic Constipation Clinic. Qualitative Health Research 21(12): 1643-1657.
- Allen, D., Wainwright, M. & Hutchinson, T. (2011). Non-compliance as illness management: Hemodialysis patients' descriptions of adversarial patient-clinician interactions. Social Science & Medicine 73: 129-134.
- Wainwright, M. & Russell, A. (2010). Using NVivo Audio-Coding: Practical, Sensorial and Epistemological Considerations. Social Research Update (60): 1-4.
- Arnaert, A., Seller, R. & Wainwright M. (2009). Homecare Nurses’ Attitudes to Palliative Care in a Rural Community of Western Quebec. Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing 11(4).
- Arnaert, A. & Wainwright, M. (2009). Providing care and sharing expertise: reflections of nurse-specialists in palliative homecare. The Journal of Palliative and Supportive Care 7(357-364).
- Arnaert, A. & Wainwright, M. (2008). Designing and Implementing a Home Telecare Service for Elderly Patients with COPD: Steps and Challenges. The Canadian Journal of Nursing Informatics 3(2): 49-83.
- Allen, D., Wainwright, M., Hutchinson, T. & Mount, B. (2008). The wounding path to becoming healers: Medical students’ apprenticeship experiences. Medical Teacher 30(3): 260-65.
Other media: research equivalent
- Allen, D., Hutchinson T. & Wainwright M. (2009). Living with Kidney Failure: A Three-Part Film. http://www.mcgill.ca/wholepersoncare/esrdqualityofliferesearch/3partfilm/
- Wainwright, M. (2013). Faltar el aire. Enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva cronica en Uruguay. Anuario de Antropologia Social y Cultural en Uruguay 11: 275-278.
- Wainwright, M. & Macnaughton, J. (2013). Is a qualitative perspective missing from COPD guidelines?. The Lancet Respiratory Journal 1(6): 441-442.
- Wainwright, M. (2013). Breathing and Breathlessness: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in Uruguay. PhD: 333.
- 2014: University of Fortaleza, Brazil, Visiting Researcher Grant
- 2012: Santander Mobility Grant, Durham University
- 2011: Santander Mobility Grant, Durham University
- 2010: Society of Latin American Studies Travel Grant
- 2009: Research and Development Springboard Grant, County Durham and Darlington Foundation Trust for MSc field work
- 2009: Van Mildert College Trust Research Scholarship for 3 year PhD
- 2008: Durham Academic Scholarship
- 2004: McConnell Award, McGill University Scholarship
- 2003: Julie Zachau Memorial Scholarship