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Dr John Manton

Honorary Assistant Professor

LSHTM
15-17 Tavistock Place
London
WC1H 9SH
United Kingdom

I joined LSHTM as part of the Anthropologies of African Biosciences Group from 2010 to 2013. I returned to LSHTM, joining the Centre for History in Public Health from 2015 to 2022.

Affiliations

Faculty of Public Health and Policy
Department of Public Health, Environments and Society

Teaching

I was deputy module organiser for the MSc Public Health distance learning module History in Health, and co-organizer of the initial Decolonizing Global Health - History and Legacy lecture series. I also lectured on the History and Health, Medical Anthropology and Public Health, Epidemiology and Control of Malaria modules, Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases, Globalization, and Evaluation of Public Health Interventions modules, and on the LSHTM short course on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR).

Research

History and anthropology of health planning, and infectious disease control in West and West Central Africa and Southeast Asia. Focus on leprosy control in Nigeria. Funded by Wellcome Trust doctoral and fellowship grants, and by the ESRC and the Leverhulme Trust.

Disease and Health Conditions
Leprosy
Disability
Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs)
Skin disease
Buruli Ulcer

Selected Publications

Qua Iboe by motorcycle and launch: brokering public health coverage in 1960s Southeastern Nigeria.
Manton J
2022
European Review of History: Revue européenne d'histoire
The words we choose matter: recognising the importance of language in decolonising global health.
Hommes F; Monzó HB; Ferrand RA; Harris M; Hirsch LA; Besson EK; Manton J; Togun T; Roy RB
2021
The Lancet Global Health
Subscription model for antibiotic development.
Glover RE; Manton J; Willcocks S; Stabler RA
2019
BMJ (Clinical research ed.)
Traces of the future: an archaeology of medical science in Africa
Geissler W; Lachenal G; Manton J; Tousignant N
2016
Neglected Actors in Neglected Tropical Diseases Research: Historical Perspectives on Health Workers and Contemporary Buruli Ulcer Research in Ayos, Cameroon.
Lachenal G; Owona Ntsama J; Ze Bekolo D; Kombang Ekodogo T; Manton J
2016
PLoS neglected tropical diseases
Trialing Drugs, Creating Publics: Medical Research, Leprosy Control, and the Construction of a Public Health Sphere in Post-1945 Nigeria
Manton J
2015
Para-States and Medical Science: Making African Global Health
INTRODUCTION: SUSTAINING THE LIFE OF THE POLIS.
Geissler PW; Kelly AH; Manton J; Prince RJ; Tousignant N
2013
Africa
Testing a new drug for leprosy: clofazimine and its precursors in Ireland and Nigeria, 1944-1966
Manton J
2011
Evidence, ethos and experiment: the anthropology and history of medical research in Africa
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