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Cassie Ogden’s PhD thesis explored the experiences of children with Inflammatory Bowel Disease, which fuelled her interest in exploring the social disgust of particular bodies and the stigma people face due to perceived differences of the body. Cassie is involved in a number of collaborative projects including work with Dr Katherine Harrison (Leeds Beckett University) exploring the resurgence of knitting and the impact this has on postfeminism and domestic cultures; and an analysis of how ‘scrounger’ narratives are played out in ‘Poverty Porn TV’ with Professor Jayne Raisborough (Leeds Beckett University).

Cassie has also published and co-published on disability hate crime; childhood illness experiences; social and legal responses to smoking in public and its impact on the incarcerated; quality of life research; the narrative inquiry technique; and the use of food banks in Cheshire.