Dr Justin Parkhurst BS MPhil DPhil
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I am a multidisciplinary social scientist with primary interst in policy analysis, including the application of political and sociological concepts to health care use and health policy making.
I currently lead the European Research Council supported GRIP-Health programme (Getting Research into Policy in Health), which runs from January 2012 to December 2016.
I have an M.Phil in Development Studies and a D.Phil. in Sociology and Social Policy from the University of Oxford (as well as an under-utilised BS in Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania). I also am a member of the London International Development Centre and of the STRIVE Research Consortium on the structural drivers of HIV/AIDS.
Until April 2013 I served as co-Course Director for the MSc in Global Health Policy (by Distance Learning)
I am Module Organiser for 'Health Policy Process and Power' (in house, autumn term)
Additional lectures delivered on modules: AIDS, and Control of Sexually Transmitted Infections, as well as on the DrPH programme.
Past guest lectures and seminars given at Imperial College London, University College London,University of Oxford, Institute for Tropical Medicine (Antwerp), and the Makerere University School of Public Health.
I also supervise PhD, and DrPH students.
Primary research interests:
- The use of evidence in policy realms, particularly: how ideologies shape and frame evidence, with consequent impacts on policy discourse and policy ideas; and how institutional structures can be arranged to improve the utilisation of health evidence.
- HIV/AIDS prevention and policy - in particular in low income settings.
- Social and structural drivers of HIV risk and vulnerability, including the relationships between poverty, wealth, and HIV infection.
Past Research work: Maternal Health, including behaviour and decision making for use of services.
Current ares of work (including for supervision of PhD/DrPH students*):
- the use of research in policy, and the understandings and political uses of 'evidence'.
- structural drivers of HIV, and structural interventions for the prevention of HIV - theories, policies, and effectiveness;
- HIV prevention policy analysis;
*Note - I tend to accept one PhD/DrPH student per year, and have a preference for candidates with a strong academic background in the social sciences (sociology, political science, social policy, development studies, etc.)
Finally: I've recently begun a blog on the interfaces of social sciecne and health. Please note, these are personal views and do not represent the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine or any other instiution.
- Global Health
- Health policy
- Research : policy relationship
- Social and structural determinants of health
- Policy analysis
- Political science
- Social Policy
Disease and Health Conditions
- Latin America & Caribbean (all income levels)
- Least developed countries: UN classification
- South Asia
- Sub-Saharan Africa (all income levels)
- South Africa
- HIV Prevention
HIV prevention, structural change and social values: the need for an explicit normative approach.
Parkhurst, J.O. ;
J Int AIDS Soc, 2012; 15 Suppl 1:1-10
Framing, ideology and evidence: Uganda's HIV success and the development of PEPFAR's 'ABC' policy for HIV prevention
Evidence & Policy, 2012; 8(1):17-36
Addressing social drivers of HIV/AIDS for the long-term response: Conceptual and methodological considerations.
Auerbach, J.D.; Parkhurst, J.O.; Cáceres, C.F.;
Glob Public Health, 2011; 6 Suppl 3:S293-309
Getting research into policy, or out of practice, in HIV?
Parkhurst, J.; Weller, I.; Kemp, J.;
Lancet, 2010; 375(9724):1414-5
Understanding the correlations between wealth, poverty and human immunodeficiency virus infection in African countries.
Bull World Health Organ, 2010; 88(7):519-26
The political environment of HIV: lessons from a comparison of Uganda and South Africa.
Parkhurst, J.O.; Lush, L.;
Soc Sci Med, 2004; 59(9):1913-24
The Ugandan success story? Evidence and claims of HIV-1 prevention
Parkhurst, J. O.
Lancet, 2002; 360(9326):78-80
The crisis of AIDS and the politics of response: the case of Uganda
International Relations, 2001; 15(6):69-87
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