Lauren Redfern – PhD in Medical Anthropology
Lauren Redfern is based at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine where she is currently completing her PhD in Medical Anthropology. She has been conducting research into women’s experiences of using HRT and in particular, the use of testosterone. Her research considers the ways in which the social and biomedical interact to inform participants perceptions and understandings of the body and its processes. Lauren has experience in conducting interdisciplinary research with a particular focus on the intersectional relationship between gender, sexuality, and medicine. Her prior research has included in depth content analysis of young people’s depiction of sexual intimacy and the implications of gendered identities during these encounters.