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Steph Grohmann


Steph provides advice and consultation in matters of research ethics at all stages of the research project life cycle, from “ethics by design” to the documentation required for impactful international publication. Her work at LBG is dedicated to ensuring that research participants and co-creators in participatory research are treated fairly, equitably and with a minimal risk of harm. Steph’s background is in medical anthropology and the anthropology of ethics. Her own research  focuses on health inequities in the context of homelessness, displacement and marginalization. Before joining LBG, she has worked at the universities of London, Oxford and Edinburgh.

OIS expertise

  • Research Ethics and Integrity

    Steph is responsible for all support relating to planning, implementing and evaluating the ethical dimension of OIS research projects. She provides ethics consultation to research teams working with human participants in social scientific settings, develops resources and materials to promote state-of-the-art ethical conduct in social science, and holds training events to raise awareness and foster skills for the fair and equitable treatment of research participants. Steph particularly focuses on developing research ethics strategies for co-creative and participatory research, including patient and public involvement in medical research.

Relevant (work) experience

Oct 2019 – Aug 2021

Research Ethics and Integrity Lead, University of Edinburgh, School of Health in Social Science

Oct 2018 – Oct 2019

Research Fellow, University of Edinburgh, Centre for Homelessness and Inclusion Health

Aug 2015 – Jan 2018

Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Oxford, School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography

Aug 2014 – May 2015

Research Fellow, University of Greenwich, Department of Psychology, Social Work and Counselling

Sep 2013 – Aug 2014

Associate Lecturer, Goldsmiths, University of London, Department of Anthropology

Relevant resources

Selected Publications

Grohmann, S. 2020. The Ethics of Space: Homelessness and Squatting in Urban England. HAU Books, University of Chicago Press. Chicago. ISBN: 9781912808281

Cuthill, F.; Grohmann, S.2020. Exploring the factors that influence harmful alcohol use through the refugee journey: a qualitative study. Research report SHAAP/University of Edinburgh

Stagg, H.; Grohmann, S.; Flook, M.2020. Hard to Reach’: COVID-19 responses and the complexities of homelessness. The Lancet Respiratory Medicine 8(12): 1160–1161.