Sunil Rodger

s.d.rodger@ncl.ac.uk | Doctoral Trainee

Sunil Rodger

I am a PhD student in Digital Civics at Open Lab, registered in the School of Geography, Politics and Sociology. My research focuses on the experiences of disabled people in the built environment. It looks at how power wheelchair users and people with muscle-wasting conditions experience towns, cities, and public transport, and the ways in which technologies might be used by these communities to bring about more accessible public spaces. I am supervised by Professor Janice McLaughlin and Dr John Vines.

My research interests and academic background encompass humanities, social sciences and technology. I have an undergraduate degree in Modern History and International Relations, and masters degrees in Modern History, Politics, and Digital Civics. These focused respectively on the effect of the “Vietnam Syndrome” on US foreign policy under Ronald Reagan, the political activities of the Zimbabwean diaspora in the UK, and the role of technology in the evidencing practices of a rare disease patient organisation. I am particularly interested in the role played by technologies in geographically dispersed communities, such as diasporas and those living with rare diseases, and how they may be used to enhance civic participation and influence policymaking.

Prior to my PhD, I worked in translational neuromuscular research for the TREAT-NMD Alliance, focusing on liaison and engagement between clinicians, researchers, patients and families.


http://www.sunil.org.uk

2017

A comparative study of care practices for young boys with Duchenne muscular dystrophy between Japan and European countries: Implications of early diagnosis
Takeuchi F, Komaki H, Yamagata Z, Maruo K, Rodger S, Kirschner J, Kubota T, Kimura E, Takeda S, Gramsch K, Vry J, Bushby K, Lochmuller H, Wada K, Nakamura H, Neuromuscular Disorders894-904

2016

A comparative study of care and support for young boys with Duchenne muscular dystrophy between Japan and European countries: Implications of early diagnosis
Takeuchi F, Komaki H, Rodger S, Kirschner J, Kimura E, Takeda S, Gramsch K, Vry J, Bushby K, Lochmuller H, Wada K, Nakamura H, 21st International Congress of the World Muscle SocietyS123-S123
Technology and the Politics of Mobility: Evidence Generation in Accessible Transport Activism
Rodger S, Vines J, McLaughlin J, Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2016)2417-2429

2015

Technology and the Politics of Mobility: Evidence Generation in Accessible Transport Activism
Rodger S, Vines J, McLaughlin J, 34TH ANNUAL CHI CONFERENCE ON HUMAN FACTORS IN COMPUTING SYSTEMS, CHI 20162417-2429
Adult care for Duchenne muscular dystrophy in the UK
Rodger S, Woods KL, Bladen CL, Stringer A, Vry J, Gramsch K, Kirschner J, Thompson R, Bushby K, Lochmuller H, Journal of Neurology629-641
Did Perception of the Economy Affect Attitudes to Immigration at the 2010 British General Election?
Johnson C, Rodger S, Social Science Quarterly1214-1225

2013

The TREAT-NMD care and trial site registry: an online registry to facilitate clinical research for neuromuscular diseases
Rodger S, Lochmuller H, Tassoni A, Gramsch K, Konig K, Bushby K, Straub V, Korinthenberg R, Kirschner J, Orphanet Journal of Rare Disease

2012

How reference networks develop, implement, and monitor guidelines
Kirschner J, Rodger S, Vry J, Gramsch K, Lochm&#252, ller H, Bushby K, Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases
CARE-NMD: Improving care for Duchenne muscular dystrophy
Rodger S, Gramsch K, Vry J, Lochmuller H, Bushby K, Kirschner J, UK Neuromuscular Translational Research ConferenceS34-S35
CARE-NMD: Evaluation and implementation of relevant health related QoL instruments in Duchenne muscular dystrophy
Rahbek J, Hojberg A, Mahoney A, Steffensen B, Rodger S, Bushby K, Lochmuller H, Gramsch K, Vry J, Kirschner J, Antonova V, Brabek P, Guergueltcheva V, Karcagi V, Herczegfalvi A, Kostera-Pruszczyk A, Wasylyszyn A, Lusakowska A, Catlin N, Stringer S, Mrazova L, Vondraeek P, 17th International Congress of the World Muscle Society897-897
CARE-NMD: The role of patient registries in an international study of care in Duchenne muscular dystrophy
Rodger S, Antonova V, Brabec P, Catlin N, Garami M, Gramsch K, Guergueltcheva V, Herczegfalvi A, Kaminska A, Karcagi V, Kostera-Pruszczyk A, Lusakowska A, Mahoney A, Mrazova L, Pavlovska L, Rahbek J, Steffensen B, Stringer A, Tournev I, Vondracek P, Vry J, Wasylyszyn A, Kirschner J, Bushby K, Lochmuller H, 17th International Congress of the World Muscle Society880-880
Current care practice in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy in Europe - results of the CARE-NMD cross-sectional survey
Vry J, Gramsch K, Rodger S, Antonova V, Brabec P, Catlin N, Garami M, Guergueltcheva V, Herczegfalvi A, Kaminska A, Karcagi V, Kostera-Pruszczyk A, Lusakowska A, Mahoney A, Mrazova L, Pavlovska L, Rahbek J, Steffensen B, Stringer S, Tournev I, Vondracek P, Wasylyszyn A, Bushby K, Lochmuller H, Kirschner J, 17th International Congress of the World Muscle Society886-887

2011

Monitoring care practices for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy - the CARE-NMD project
Gramsch K, Vry J, Rahbek J, Steffensen B, Bushby K, Lochmuller H, Rodger S, Kirschner J, NEUROMUSCULAR DISORDERS723-723

Associated Projects

  • Metro Futures
    The Tyne and Wear Metro has used the same trains since it opened in 1980, but these will soon need to be replaced. Nexus, which owns and manages the Metro collaborated with Open Lab to design methods and digital tools to involve more of Metro’s 40 m...
    August 30, 2011
 
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