Dr Toni Wright

Toni Wright

Principal Research Fellow

Toni is a Principal Research Fellow in the Faculty of Medicine, Health and Social Care. Before this post she worked for a number of years as a Senior Lecturer in the University’s School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work. Prior to joining the University in 2010 Toni worked on a health and wellbeing project for older adults funded by the Department of Health & Kent County Council, and before that worked for 10 years in the voluntary sector supporting refugees, asylum seekers and migrants.

She has a PhD from the University of Kent. Her PhD thesis was a cross-cultural ethnographic research study concerned with the experiences of migrant women to the UK by means of a feminist ethnographic approach. As a result Toni’s research expertise is in Feminist Studies, which is a praxis she seeks to thread through all research she is engaged in.

Toni supervises a number of PhD students, their studies covering the areas of Feminist Studies, LGBTQI+ healthcare, Disability Justice Studies, and Critical Suicide Studies. She is happy to be approached by potential PhD candidates looking to be supervised in these areas.

In her current post Toni contributes to the core work of the Faculty Research Team on a number of research and social innovation projects. She has experience of working with multiple methods and approaches. She currently works on research and evaluation in the areas of public health, health inequalities, health policy, interventions and systems, arts for health and wellbeing, long-term conditions, mental health, and older people’s wellbeing. You can read Toni’s research here.

Dr Toni Wright

Principal Research Fellow

Tel: 01227 923133 

Email: toni.wright@canterbury.ac.uk

Twitter: @DrTogal


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