Renelle is a PhD student at the School of Sociology and Social Policy, 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 how publics understand animal research by using the Mass Observation Project.