Olivia is an anthropologist and an artist specialising in visual methodologies, gender, and health related fields. Her work in Kenya and Tanzania has covered livelihoods, indigenous medicines, informal alcohol brewing, WASH and One Health. Olivia uses and explores novel and visual methods in her work, which is primarily ethnographically informed, as well as working with transdisciplinary study design and reflexive techniques. At Nottingham, Olivia is a Research Fellow on the Invisible Women, Invisible Workers project with Dr Sabina Lawreniuk, where she is the in-country lead for Ethiopia. Olivia has supervised a number of postgraduate students, taught masterclasses on social science study design, methodologies and analysis, created and curated visual art exhibitions based on research findings, and is passionate about the use of art in social science both as method and as public engagement.
Olivia has designed and led a number of online and in-person masterclasses on Qualitative Methods, Study Design and Analysis for Public Health with students from East and the Horn of Africa, as well… read more
Olivia's current research considers female garment factory workers in Ethiopia, their health and wellbeing.
Olivia has designed and led a number of online and in-person masterclasses on Qualitative Methods, Study Design and Analysis for Public Health with students from East and the Horn of Africa, as well as supervising masters and phd level students. Olivia has also taught ethics, writing and publishing in a social science context.
Olivia's past research covers a wide range of topics including urban riparian spaces, indigenous medicines, One Health, WASH, gender and social determinants of health and health equity, and traditional brews.