Holly Aindow is a first year Doctoral Researcher within the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Stirling. She has previously completed a Masters of Science in International Conflict & Cooperation and a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Journalism.
Her PhD research critically explores the psychological impacts felt by generalist palliative care providers in rural and remote care homes.
Alongside her studies, Holly also works in the field of public health working as an Advocacy & Campaigns Officer at the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB). Some of her work at the IAPB has contributed to the adoption of the World Health Assembly Resolution on Integrated, people-centred eye care, including preventable blindness and impaired vision in 2019 and the adoption of the United Nations General Assembly Resolution on Vision for Everyone: accelerating action to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals in 2021. Equally, Holly provides leadership to the IAPB Wellbeing Initiative and valuable contributions to IAPB's global campaigns and advocacy strategies.
Before her work in IAPB, Holly worked at the World Health Organisation in the non-communicable diseases blindness and deafness prevention, disability and rehabilitation department. At WHO, she worked with the prevention of deafness and hearing loss team, supporting the launch of the landmark hearWHO app and writing the official World Health Organisations, World Hearing Day Report 2019.
Holly worked in care home facilities for over seven years before working in the public health field.