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Dr Frederick Martineau

BSc MB ChB DTMH MRCPCH MSc

Research Fellow

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

Tel.
0044 (0)7887774545 / 02079272305

I am a health systems researcher using predominantly anthropological methods to conduct health systems research in low and middle income countries. My main research interests are in health system responses to epidemics and other humanitarian crises, health system accountability and care relations at the interface between formal and non-formal health care institutions

I am currently completing my PhD developing a practice-based account of health system responses to crisisin Sierra Leone. I am a medical doctor by background, specialising in paediatrics, and previously worked for the NHS for five years as well as in Sierra Leone supporting government child health services as a Medical Coordinator for an NGO. I previously worked as a Clinical Research Fellow in the Dept for Health Services Research and Policy researching UK local government alcohol policy, and coordinated the Ebola Response Anthropology Platform.

Affiliations

Department of Global Health and Development

Centres

Health in Humanitarian Crises Centre

Teaching

I am Module Organiser for the distance learning Health Systems module. I have previously been a seminar lead on the in-house Health Systems module and have also co-led and taught on the undergraduate Global Maternal and Child Health module at the Institute of Global Health, UCL, and Global Health Policy, University of Bristol.

Research

I am currently involved in two main research projects. With RECAP, a large GCRF-funded research project, I am conducting research to support preparedness and response to humanitarian crises and epidemics. In particular, I am conducting an ethnographic relational life history study with community health workers in Sierra Leone, to show how relations of responsibility, obligation, dominance and subordination between community health workers and different public authorities shape community health practice in Sierra Leone.

The Wellcome-funded Pandemic Preparedness Project examines ‘preparedness from below’ – the understandings and practices of communities through which they anticipate and manage disease threats on a daily basis. My research focuses mainly on national-level pandemic preparedness in Sierra Leone to investigate how actors, institutions and relations approach risk and uncertainty, knowledge and information, and agency and authority with respect to health events and threats. 

Research Area
Child health
Health policy
Health systems
Infectious disease policy
Research : policy relationship
Surveillance
Health workers
Global Health
Ethnography
Mixed methods
Outbreaks
Qualitative methods
Discipline
Anthropology
Epidemiology
Medicine
Social Sciences
Country
United Kingdom
Sierra Leone
Region
Sub-Saharan Africa (developing only)

Selected Publications

Towards an understanding of resilience: responding to health systems shocks.
Hanefeld J; Mayhew S; Legido-Quigley H; Martineau F; Karanikolos M; Blanchet K; Liverani M; Yei Mokuwa E; McKay G; Balabanova D
2018
Health policy and planning
Strategies to Improve Child Health
Martineau F
2018
Oxford Textbook of Global Health of Women, Newborns, Children, and Adolescents
Building resilient health systems: a proposal for a resilience index
Kruk ME; Ling EJ; Bitton A; Cammett M; Cavanaugh K; Chopra M; El-Jardali F; Macauley RJ; Muraguri MK; Konuma S
2017
BMJ
Engaging 'communities': anthropological insights from the West African Ebola epidemic.
Wilkinson A; Parker M; Martineau F; Leach M
2017
Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London Series B, Biological sciences
Ebola: limitations of correcting misinformation.
Chandler C; Fairhead J; Kelly A; Leach M; Martineau F; Mokuwa E; Parker M; Richards P; Wilkinson A; Ebola Response Anthropology Platform
2014
Lancet
Cultures of evidence across policy sectors: systematic review of qualitative evidence.
Lorenc T; Tyner EF; Petticrew M; Duffy S; Martineau FP; Phillips G; Lock K
2014
European journal of public health
Cultures of evidence among decision makers in non-health sectors: systematic review of qualitative evidence
Tyner E; Lorenc T; Petticrew M; Duffy S; Martineau F; Phillips G; Lock K
2013
Lancet
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