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Kimberly (Kim) Sigmund, MPhil

Kim Sigmund is a PhD Candidate in Anthropology within the Health, Care and the Body programme group. She is a member of the Global FutureHealth research team, studying the implementation of various First 1000 Days adaptive global health interventions. Kim has a BA in Anthropology from California State University Northridge, a MSc by Research and a MPhil in Social Anthropology from the University of Edinburgh. She has a background in clinical research and public health, and worked on US state and federally funded public health projects in Los Angeles, USA before joining the FutureHealth team. Kim’s research focuses on precarious motherhood: specifically, the ways in which Central American asylum-seeking women navigate maternal health care systems and motherhood in Los Angeles, USA.