Dr Aimee Grant

Senior Lecturer, Public Health

Telephone number

+44 (0) 1792 295558

Welsh language proficiency

Basic Welsh Speaker
Available For Postgraduate Supervision


I am a Wellcome Trust Career Development Fellow in the Centre for Lactation, Infant Feeding and Translational Studies (LIFT).  My fellowship projectAutism: from menstruation to menopause, uses participatory research with the Autistic community to better understand reproductive health.

I am #ActuallyAutistic, Disabled and a wheelchair user.  I come from a working class background and worked as a carer and auxiliary nurse prior to undertaking my undergraduate degree as a mature student.  These experiences leave me with a strong desire to promote social justice and to challenge inequality within my research and teaching.  Accordingly, I aim to improve the health of (i) people in the perinatal period and (ii) Autistic people.

Methodologically I am interested in the way in which qualitative research methods are used, and how they can be advanced.  I have written two books in relation to documentary analysis, Doing Excellent Social Research with Documents (Routledge, 2019; Chapter 8 is available for free ) and Doing Your Research Project with Documents: A Step-by-step guide to take you from start to finish (Policy Press, 2022).  



Areas Of Expertise

  • Marginalisation & stigma
  • Autistic lived experiences
  • Inequalities
  • Reproductive health
  • Infant feeding
  • Qualitative research methods
  • Documentary analysis
  • Developing & evaluating interventions

Career Highlights

Teaching Interests

I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) with experience of being a module convenor, teaching lectures, seminars and dissertation supervision at undergraduate and postgraduate level.  My teaching focuses on social sciences, public health and social research methods.  I am third supervisor for Holly Morse and Lyndsey Hookway’s PhDs, and I am available to supervise PhD students who fit within the remit of LIFT. I particularly offer expertise in participant-centric and qualitative research methods.

In order to support undergraduate and postgraduate dissertation students who use documents (including online material) as their data, I have written a ‘how to guide’ which was published by Policy Press in 2022.  I have also been commissioned by SAGE to prepare to online resources for their research methods platform (2017; 2021) focusing on using documents in research.

Outside of academia, I have prepared and delivered bespoke qualitative methods training to the NHS relating to data collection and analysis.

Research Award Highlights Collaborations