This short animation is based on research carried out by Dr Michaela Senek, Dr Steve Robertson, Dr Bethany Taylor, Professor Angela Tod and Dr Stephanie Ejegi-Memeh from the Health Sciences School. It outlines the differences experienced by male and female patients living with mesothelioma, a cancer caused by asbestos exposure. Their journey from diagnosis, through treatment to seeking compensation, can be influenced by gendered perceptions of healthcare and legal professionals.
Based on analysis of a large data set and qualitative interviews the animation explores some of the complexities around gender, age and occupational risk and the differences of gendered experiences.
If you would like to learn more about the research surrounding gender and the experiences of living with mesothelioma please read the articles available below.
Project led by
Dr Stephenie Ejegi-Memeh
Division of Nursing and Midwifery, Health Sciences School