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About Me

My name is Ellie Atayee-Bennett and I'm a Ph.D. researcher in Sociology at the University of Southampton, UK, having been awarded a scholarship through the South Coast DTP. I am also a writer, having written children's fiction for as long as I can remember! I am currently in the process of submitting my manuscripts to agents, so hopefully I will have some published work to share with you soon!


My Ph.D. research explores the experiences of Jewish, Christian, and Muslim vegans in Great Britain. My academic interests are therefore related to sociology and more specifically, religion, veganism, and modernity. My supervisory team are interdisciplinary however, so I am enjoying engaging with literature from other disciplines, namely anthropology, geography, philosophy, and theology.


I also enjoy learning about lifestyle, personal development, wellbeing, and spirituality. I am a qualified life coach, NLP practitioner, and nutritionist, although I do not offer coaching. I do however write about these topics, so be sure to follow my blog and subscribe to my newsletter.


In my personal life, I am happily married with 2 young children, a little girl and a little boy. We enjoy spending lots of time together, going for walks and days out, and a bit of homeschooling. I also enjoy learning languages, reading, and sewing.

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