REIS SEMINAR SERIES 940-1: Dr Aimee Grant Inspirational Fellowship talk/International Women’s Day

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This event is part of the International Women's Day Celebrations series


Dr Aimee Grant
Dr Anna Seager

Speaker's Biography

Dr Aimee Grant is a Senior Researcher in the Centre for Lactation, Infant Feeding and Translational Studies (LIFT). Funded by HEFCW, she develops new research projects focused on infant feeding. She is #ActuallyAutistic, Disabled and a wheelchair user. Aimee previously worked as a carer and auxiliary nurse and has a strong desire to promote social justice and challenge inequality within research and teaching.
She is a social scientist, with an MSc in Social Science Research Methods and a PhD in Social Policy focusing on disability, work and welfare reform. She has also completed research for Scottish and Welsh Governments, the third sector and the NHS.
She has worked at the Institute of Primary Care and Public Health, and the Centre for Trials Research (Cardiff University) using qualitative methods within clinical trials, particularly working on the PUMA study, which included ethnographic observations on children’s hospital wards. She began the Wellcome Trust ISSF Fellowship in 2017, examining the social and environmental barriers to breastfeeding in public through a qualitative systematic review and an urban ethnography of Cardiff.

In 2019, Aimee’s first book was published by Routledge, Doing Excellent Social Research with Documents, focusing on the practicalities of doing research using documentary analysis
Her second book, Doing Your Research Project with Documents: A Step-by-step guide to take you from start to finish was published by Policy Press in 2022.

Dr Anna Seager is the newly appointed Research Culture Manager at Swansea University. Anna has over 17 years of experience of working within a research environment. Throughout her career Anna has been passionate about equality, diversity, and inclusivity (EDI) and culture work, which is reflected in her ongoing roles across the University within the research and innovation community, Athena SWAN, and by her attainment of the Mary Williams Award, 2019, for her contribution to EDI. Anna is committed to building a welcoming and empowering research culture at Swansea University that recognises everyone’s varied contributions to research.

From: 8 Mar 2023, noon
To: 8 Mar 2023, 1:30 p.m.
Location: Online via Zoom. Link will be sent after registration on ABW. Please search course code 940-1 Also in-person event with refreshments. Come socialise and network at ILS 1 Seminar room A (room 117A), Singleton Campus, Online Event - Please see description

Inspirational talk from Dr Aimee Grant, Wellcome Trust Career Development Fellow, discussing her career journey in public health research and fellowship success.

Aims: Be inspired! Confidence to make a fellowship application. Raise awareness of fellowships.

Suitable for: Research staff, PGR students, research staff interested in applying for a fellowship

Contact: Dr Anna Seager (Email:

Event created by: t.m.chambers