Role: Group leader
School: Humanities and Social Sciences
Organisation: University of Cambridge
Interests: Africa, Built environment, Clinical trials, Equality/inequality, Ethics, Ethnic minorities, Family, Global Health, Healthcare delivery/services, History of medicine, Ideas of health, Infectious Diseases, Mobile technologies, Non-communicable disease, Parasitic Diseases, Politics, Religion, Sanitation, Sociology, Vaccination
My focus is on ethnographic and historical-anthropological research on medical science in Africa in past and present.
This includes social and historical dimensions of contemporary clinical trials, institutional scientific collaboration, political economy of global health science, health systems and bioethics. Prior to and alongside this work I have conducted research of a more classical medical anthropology type, about perceptions of disease and treatment, traditional etiologies and medical pluralism in different African field sites.
(Before becoming social anthropologist, I took a doctorate in zoology, working in tropical medical parasitology.)