Profile: Dr Lisa Thorley - Teaching Fellow- Global Development

Dr Lisa Thorley - Teaching Fellow- Global Development

Dr Lisa Thorley teachers Gender and Global Development within the school of Politics and International Studies at the University of Leeds. Prior to joining Leeds in 2019, Lisa worked as a development consultant and undertook gender and health themed evaluations for bilateral and multilateral agencies. She has also been an associate for the Overseas Development Institute and a teaching fellow at the University of Bradford. 

Her key research areas are in women’s health, especially HIV and gender equality. She is an active member of the HIV community and a passionate advocate and practitioner.

Dr Lisa Thorley's COVID-19 Diary

28 Jun 2020 : Pubs over education, sure!

There’s been so  many things I could have written about during the last few months, (and probably should have, but I’ve been dealing with our new reality) for example my thoughts on the Black Lives Mater demonstrations, after all I’m the mother of an 8 year old mixed raced daughter who is more than aware that her white sister has a ...  Read this >>

Dr Lisa Thorley, Teaching Fellow- Global Development

28 Jun 2020 : Masks, what's your problem?

OK, so the juries out on masks, there are experts who say that we should wear them and there’s experts who say that we don’t really need to. Neither Boris nor Trump wear them, so why should we really bother. I’m no scientist, but I can tell you one thing for sure, when I wear my mask (which is in public and always in closed places) I fe...  Read this >>

Dr Lisa Thorley, Teaching Fellow- Global Development

06 May 2020 : Fuck the Tories

Yes, I've said it, 'FUCK THE TORIES'. Hold on, let me say that again, and again and again. FUCK THE TORIES, FUCK THE TORIES, FUCK THE TORIES, FUCK THE FUCKING TORIES. Now imagine that written in the shape of a rainbow, different colours with the wonderful words, FUCK THE TORIES flowing through them. That’s what I’ve got in my living room ...  Read this >>

Dr Lisa Thorley, Teaching Fellow- Global Development

20 Apr 2020 : Twitter and Piers.

It’s been an interesting week since my last post, and in all honesty I’ve been at a bit of a loss as to where to start, however I think I’m going to start with Twitter, the forum for middle age people to rant. Now let’s be honest, who doesn’t like a good old rant? If you don’t then seriously what is wrong with you. So ...  Read this >>

Dr Lisa Thorley, Teaching Fellow- Global Development

09 Apr 2020 : Access to ARVs, yes please.

I mentioned in my April 7th post that people were concerned about being able to access treatment for pre-existing health conditions, (myself included) well it’s happening. No, not in the UK, though of course there may be some people who are having issues, what I’m taking about are people in Sub Saharan Africa (SSA), namely South Africa. For ye...  Read this >>

Dr Lisa Thorley, Teaching Fellow- Global Development

07 Apr 2020 : What would Weber think?

The stats are out, the number of people attending A&E has dropped significantly in the last two weeks. GPs surgeries have battened down the hatchet. Health care workers are cautious, they’re wary of who they may encounter if they have to engage with people face-to-face. What was ‘normal’ a few weeks ago, is now a distant memory. Care...  Read this >>

Dr Lisa Thorley, Teaching Fellow- Global Development

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