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Dr Mohaddeseh Ziyachi

Assistant Professor (Research)

Assistant Professor (Research) in the Department of Sociology
Fellow of the Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing


My educational and research background is in the social sciences, with a specific interest in interdisciplinary approaches. I obtained my BA in social sciences and my MA in sociology at Allameh Tabataba'i University, in Iran. My master's dissertation was concerned with the problem of gender and the city, focusing on the concept of "the women-friendly city". Being interested in gender issues as well as interdisciplinary studies, I completed my PhD at the Institute of Cognition and Culture at the Queen's University of Belfast, UK. My PhD thesis investigated "the problem of motherhood" from a cognitive anthropological, evolutionary, and historical perspective.
My current research project is focused on immigration and mental health. I also collaborate with Professor Brian Castellani and Professor Charlotte Clarke on the InSPIRE project and the GO programme.