Dr Ingrid Young

Chancellor’s Fellow
Institution: Centre for Biomedicine, Self and Society, University of Edinburgh
Current Insitution Location: United Kingdom

Phone Number: 01316503243

Old Medical School, Teviot Place, Edinburgh, EH8 9AG

Migration Health Research Area/Expertise:
My research looks at the interface of biomedicine and public health, specifically in the areas of emerging biotechnologies in HIV and sexual health. I am a qualitative sociologist who works in and around clinical and public health provision. I worked at the University of Glasgow (MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Science Unit) before moving to the University of Edinburgh in the Medical School. My work during this time has focused on new developments in HIV prevention, specifically HIV treatment as prevention (U=U) and pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) with communities affected by HIV in the UK. Research participants and partners have included men and women from African communities living in the UK. I am particularly interested in how migration impacts not only access to health systems and these new interventions but how engagement with HIV, sexual health and health more broadly is shaped by experiences of migration and mobility. More recently, I have begun to engage with migration and mobility in relation to new health technologies (self-sampling HIV kits, PrEP) both in the UK and elsewhere and am keen to focus increasingly on what citizenship and migration mean for access to and the provision of health services. Prior to my time in Scotland, I completed a Ph.D. at Newcastle University in the sexual health of gay and bisexual men in the North East of England, and worked in HIV, Health and Health Systems at the Institute of Development Studies, Sussex, with a particular focus on gender and sexuality in a global context.

Research Focus/Expertise on Relevant Migrant Categories:
International/Cross-Border Migration
Asylum seekers (Children, Adolescents, Adults, Elderly)
International students (Children, Adolescents, Adults, Elderly)
Patient mobility across borders (Children, Adolescents, Adults, Elderly)
Refugees (Children, Adolescents, Adults, Elderly)
Resident visa holders (Children, Adolescents, Adults, Elderly)

General Research Focus/Expertise: 
Health technology
Medical anthropology
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Sexual and reproductive health

Relevant Publications

Title Author Year Published Link to Publication
Acceptability of HIV self-sampling kits (TINY vial) among people of black African ethnicity in the UK: a qualitative study C Dodds, E Mugweni, G Phillips, C Park, I Young, et al 2018
Can a pill prevent HIV? Negotiating the biomedicalisation of HIV prevention Ingrid Young, Paul Flowers, Lisa McDaid 2016
Key factors in the acceptability of treatment as prevention (TasP) in Scotland: a qualitative study with communities affected by HIV Ingrid Young, Paul Flowers, Lisa McDaid 2014