I’m a social science researcher based in Newcastle upon Tyne, with experience in international relations, history, politics, and rare diseases.

I am currently a postgraduate student in Digital Civics with the Digital Interaction group, part of the School of Computing Science at Newcastle University. Previously, I worked in translational neuromuscular research for the TREAT-NMD Alliance, with a particular focus on liaison and engagement between clinicians, researchers, patients and families.

I hold a joint honours undergraduate degree in International Relations and Modern History, as well as masters degrees in Modern History and Politics. My research has included the Zimbabwean diaspora in the UK,  public attitudes towards immigration, and care practices for adults with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. 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.