Mavis Machirori

Research Associate, Policy, Ethics and Life Sciences, Newcastle University

I am a social scientist with a clinical background of over 10 years as a midwife. I combine this with my training in medical anthropology and research interests in social justice and inequalities. At present, my work involves researching ways to ensure ethical and good governance with genomics and health data sharing and use. I have a special interest in researching the voices of people who are not traditionally represented in research in Western countries, and extending this research arena to LMIC. This would build upon insights from my PhD, where I explored how women from Black and South Asian populations in the UK constructed knowledge of genetics and familial breast cancers, and how they made health-based decisions around that knowledge. When I am not working, I love to read fiction and ride my bike!