Originally from N. Ireland, Felicity is a final-year history PhD student with a master’s in public health and is interested in social justice and intersectionality. She has been involved in movements to bring equal marriage and abortion access to N. Ireland and, most recently, movements to address climate change.
She is a trustee and ambassador for Discovery Student Volunteering Service, and also runs training around resilience and looking after your mental health for students. She teaches at Swansea University and in the community via the Brilliant Club, encouraging students who might not otherwise attend university to explore it as an option.
She has previously sat on national and regional committees for the National Union of Students (NUS), representing disabled students and helping to inform policy on issues such as housing, cost of living and student fees. This led to her working with the research team at Disabled Students UK, leading to the publication of the report ‘Going Back is Not a Choice’ that explored the impact of Covid.
When not studying, researching or otherwise working, she likes to be creative and makes dice for roleplaying games and 3D prints ‘ear savers’ for NHS workers still wearing masks regularly.