BA MA PhD
in Anthropology and Health Systems
15-17 Tavistock Place
I originally trained as a development anthropologist with Sandra Wallman at University College London. Following my PhD, I worked at the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD) with Shahra Razavi in the Gender and Development Team on a pioneering project on the care economy. I came to LSHTM to research policy development for cotrimoxazole preventive therapy in Zambia, Malawi and Uganda. Since then, I have worked on a range of projects assessing the unintended consequences of complex interventions with a particular focus on the limits of care that is dependent on commodities.
I am the module organiser for Medical Anthropology in Public Health (DL) and deliver the lecture "People Centred Health Systems" on the in house Health Systems Course.
I maintain a keen interest in the interconnections between health systems and broader processes of development in LMICs in particular those that draw on heterodox economics. My current research explores the intersection between formal and informal health systems in Africa. With Dina Balabanova and colleagues from the School of Oriental and African Studies, we are applying theory from political economy to develop novel approaches to corruption within health with a particular focus on rent seeking among front line health staff and their managers. The first papers from this project should be published towards the end of 2018.I maintain an interest in AMR and the governance and policy reponses and the ways in which these tend to ignore issues of path dependency and the reliance on medicines within global health.
‘Forgetting’ as a means of recovering from parental death