Dr Rebecca Lynch BA MSc PhD

Research Fellow in Anthropology


I completed my BSc. in Social Anthropology at the University of Kent, my Masters in Medical Anthropology at UCL, and then a PhD in Social Anthropology at UCL. I have worked as a researcher focusing on the social and cultural aspects of health and illness at various UK universities.





Medical Anthropology and Public Health


My main research interest is in constructions of the body, health, and illness. Taking a practice theory approach, I have undertaken research in this area both in the UK and in Trinidad (for my PhD). My work at LSHTM has focused on constructions of the body in relation to bodily control and liquids in/of the body, with projects on blood and blood donation, and urinary incontinence. I am also interested in practices around medical technologies, including personal medical devices, and how these might construct the body in differing ways.

Research areas

  • Behaviour change
  • Ethnography
  • Gender
  • Health inequalities
  • Health services research
  • Public health
  • Qualitative methods
  • Risk


  • Anthropology


  • Caribbean small states
  • Europe & Central Asia (all income levels)


  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • United Kingdom

Other interests

  • Anthropology Of Science And Policy
  • Behavioural And Cultural Change
  • Blood Donation
  • Gender And Health
  • Health
  • Health Technologies
  • Medical Anthropology
  • Morality and Health
  • New Health Technologies
  • Science and Technology Studies
  • Social Relationships and Health
  • Social Theory
  • Sociology of Health and Illness
  • Urinary Incontinence
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