I am a medical anthropologist and psychotherapist. as an anthropologist I have lived and worked with spiritual healers in Malawi, and researched clinical trials and diagnostic processes in the UK. I have taught students and clinicians here and abroad in Anthropology, Medical Anthropology, Global Health and Qualitative Research Methods. My latest research project explores the experiences and perceptions of women to midlife and menopause through repeat interviews and creative workshops. The women involved in the project are mothers of the the "Children of the 90's" or "ALSPAC" (Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children). I am working with Bristol City Council to promote the exploration and understanding of menopause throughout the city.