School of Social and Political Science

Leah Eades

Job Title

PhD Student

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Research interests

Research interests

Medical anthropology, reproductive health and politics, abortion governance, medico-legal intersections, evidence and expertise, social and cultural memory, Irish studies


My six-year research project is called ‘After the Eighth: Abortion and the Politics of Reproduction in Post-Repeal Ireland’. It is supervised by Dr. Lucy Lowe and Dr. Jessica Cooper and funded by an Alice Brown PhD Scholarship and Parkes Foundation PhD Grant.


MSc in Medical Anthropology, University College London, 2016-17

BA in English, University of Bristol, 2009-12


Council on Anthropology & Reproduction Graduate Student Paper Prize, 2019

Dean's List, University College London, 2017

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