Professor Janet Seeley BA MPhil PhD
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I am a social anthropologist by training. I have a PhD in that subject from the University of Cambridge. Before joining the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in April 2014 I was Professor of International Development at the University of East Anglia. I worked for the Department for International Development for 13 years, prior to moving to the University of East Anglia in 2000. I am interested in the social aspects of health, with particular interest in HIV and AIDS. I have worked in a number of different countries over the last 30 years. I have been actively engaged in research on HIV since the late 1980s, including four years with Medical Research Council in Uganda 1989-1993 when I was responsible for setting up social science research in the Unit, the Programme I returned to Uganda to head in 2008. Since 2014, I have been supporting social science and ethics research and researchers at the Africa Health Research Institute (formerly Africa Centre) in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. From December 2016 I have taken up the role as one of three research directors for STRIVE (http://strive.lshtm.ac.uk/).
I am involved in Distance Learning teaching.
My research interests are in the social aspects of health. My main focus in recent years has been on HIV, particularly looking at HIV across the life course and the impact of the epidemic on communities and people's lives and livelihoods. This focus has broadened recently to chronic conditions, more generally.
I have also been active in research on poverty, social protection, mobility and migration.
- Adolescent health
- Behaviour change
- Capacity strengthening
- Mixed methods
- Older people's health
- Qualitative methods
- Sexual health
- Social and structural determinants of health
- Development studies
Disease and Health Conditions
- Infectious disease
- Non-communicable diseases
- Sexually transmitted infection
- South Asia
- Sub-Saharan Africa (developing only)
- Papua New Guinea
Good Health and Moral Responsibility: Key Concepts Underlying the Interpretation of Treatment as Prevention in South Africa and Zambia Before Rolling Out Universal HIV Testing and Treatment.
Bond, V. ; Hoddinott, G. ; Viljoen, L. ; Simuyaba, M. ; Musheke, M. ; Seeley, J. ;
AIDS Patient Care STDS, 2016; 30(9):425-34
What am I 'living' with? Growing up with HIV in Uganda and Zimbabwe.
Bernays, S.; Seeley, J.; Rhodes, T.; Mupambireyi, Z.;
Sociol Health Illn, 2015; 37(2):270-83
Hope: A new approach to understanding structural factors in HIV acquisition.
Barnett, T.; Seeley, J.; Levin, J.; Katongole, J.;
Glob Public Health, 2015; 10(4):417-37
HIV and East Africa. Thirty years in the shadow of an epidemic
Routledge (Abingdon, UK) 2014
Dividuality, masculine respectability and reputation: how masculinity affects men's uptake of HIV treatment in rural eastern Uganda
Siu, G.E.; Seeley, J.; Wight, D.
Social Science and Medicine, 2013; 89:45-52
Adherence to Antiretroviral Therapy in Jinja, Uganda: A Six-Year Follow-Up Study
Mbonye, Martin; Seeley, Janet; Ssembajja, Fatuma; Birungi, Josephine; Jaffar, Shabbar
PLoS One, 2013; 8(10)
Migration, reconfigurations of family relations and social (In) security: an introduction
Locke, C.; Seeley, J.; Rao, N.
Third World Quarterly, 2013; 34(10):1872-1880
HIV and identity: the experience of AIDS support group members who unexpectedly tested HIV negative in Uganda
Seeley, J.; Mbonye, M.; Ogunde, N.; Kalanzi, I.; Wolff, B.; Coutinho, A.
Sociology of Health and Illness, 2012; 34(3):330-344
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