Cathrin Fischer



College: College of Social Sciences and International Studies
Discipline: Sociology and Philosophy
Department: Sociology, Philosophy and Anthropology
Research Centre/Unit: Wellcome Centre for Cultures and Environments of Health

I am a PhD researcher in Philosophy and based at the Wellcome Centre for Cultures and Environments of Health. My thesis investigates disability, especially disabled embodiment and disability technologies, through a phenomenology and crip/queer lens.

My research interests are primarily in the areas of phenomenology especially with regards to disability, illness, psychopathology, embodiment, emotions and feminist issues. I also work a lot at the intersections of philosophy, social theory and medical humanities.

I have a background in philosophy, social sciences and psychology - which has left me really interested in interdisciplinary research! Following my BA degree in Philosophy, Sociology and Psychology at the University of Exeter, I went to University College Dublin for my MA in Philosophy, specialising in Consciousness and Embodiment.