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Dr Ingrid Young

Chancellor's Fellow

Willingness to take Ph.D. students: Yes

Education / Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Newcastle University
Bachelor of Arts, Trent University
Master of Arts, University of Waterloo


Ingrid Young is a Chancellor’s Fellow in the Usher Institute of Population Health Sciences and Informatics. A social scientist with training in sociology and history, her research looks at the interface of biomedicine and public health, specifically in the areas of emerging biotechnologies in HIV and sexual health. She worked as a Research Fellow in sexual health in the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow from 2011-2016. 

Current Research Interests

Funded through a CSO Postdoctoral Fellowship (awarded 2014), Ingrid is currently working on Developing HIV Literacy. This project works collaboratively with health and community practitioners and other stakeholders (NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde, HIV Scotland, Terrence Higgins Trust, Waverly Care, aidsmap) to understand and support HIV literacy in the context of new and emerging HIV prevention technologies (e.g. Pre-exposure Prophylaxis).

Collaborative Activity

Ingrid is working with colleagues at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (C. Dodds) and the Open University (P Keogh) on a Wellcome Seed Award, From Treatment Possibilities to Treatment as Prevention: HIV and biomedicalisation in UK Qualitative Datasets.

Ingrid is a member of the Scottish Short Life Working group on PrEP, who is advising Scottish Government on PrEP policy for Scotland. She is also currently a member of the British HIV Association (BHIVA) writing group on UK PrEP guidelines.

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