Si Teow

Academic profile

Si Teow

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences (Faculty of Science and Engineering)

The Global Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Si's work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

Goal 03: SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-beingGoal 16: SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

About Si

Ph.D. student in Human Geography 

Tits and Tats: geographical explorations of tattoos and their significance in experiences of breast cancer

This Ph.D. examines the tattooed geographies present within breast cancer experiences by focusing on the impacts that tattoos may have on emotional healing, well-being, identity, and memory. 

The examined breast cancer-related tattoos include: 

  • 3D nipple tattoos
  • Tattoos on scars resultant from breast cancer-related treatments (e.g.: chemotherapy, radiotherapy, mastectomy, etc.)
  • Commemorative tattoos (e.g.: pink ribbon tattoos)
  • Temporary tattoos (e.g.: stick on nipple tattoos, artistic temporary cover-ups, etc.)

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Director of Studies: Dr. Mark Holton

2nd Supervisor: Dr. Paul Simpson

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