Katie O’Brien


I am bi and I am a chronobiologist.//


I am a bisexual Chronobiology and Immunology PhD student looking at sleep disturbances in rural South African populations. Specifically, I am trying to determine whether there is a relationship with HIV status, immunological parameters and the presence of sleep disturbances.

Being a neurodiverse first generation PhD student, I am passionate about changing attitudes towards accessibility in academia, and hope to demonstrate it is possible to pursue a PhD regardless of personal circumstances.