Louise Toller

Louise Toller



College: College of Social Sciences and International Studies

I am an ESRC funded PhD student in the department of Sociology, Philosophy and Anthropology. My PhD explores the experiences of young people with ME/CFS, using a combination of visual and verbal methods. I am particularly interested in the role of liminality in their lives – the impact of having a condition that is fluctuating, largely invisible, and medically and socially contested – and how they experience possessing multiple, shifting identities.


Toller, L. (2018) Innovators, inventors and creators: What strategies do chronically ill university students adopt to help them succeed? BSA South West Regional Medical Sociology Event, Plymouth, 22nd March.