Renelle is a PhD student at the School of Veterinary Medicine and Science, University Of Nottingham. She received her MSc in Sociology from the University of Amsterdam, specialising in Gender, Sexuality, and Culture. Following this, Renelle worked as a Research Assistant at Blackpool Council, supporting the evaluation of public sector initiatives and undertaking research for local authorities across Lancashire.
Renelle is passionate about ethnographic methods that emphasise ‘voice’, embodied knowledges, and reflexivity, as practiced within her BA and MSc theses on women’s experiences of mainstream nightclubs. Going forward, Renelle is interested in how scientific discourses regulate human and animal bodies and maintain boundaries between these. Through her role in project 4 of the Wellcome Trust Animal Research Nexus Programme, Renelle will explore public understandings of animal research and the professionals who work within this field.