I am a researcher based in Newcastle upon Tyne, with a background in the social sciences, technology, and rare diseases.

At present, I am a PhD student at Newcastle University. I previously worked in translational neuromuscular research for the TREAT-NMD Alliance.

I hold a joint honours undergraduate degree in International Relations and Modern History, as well as masters degrees in Modern HistoryPolitics, and Digital Civics. My research has included public attitudes towards immigration, care for adults with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, and the use of technology for campaigning by rare disease patient organisations. Find out more about my academic work.

My personal interests include current affairs and history, traveling, music, photography and technology. Follow my personal Twitter account @sunildvr.