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Professor Janet Seeley

BA MPhil PhD

Professor
of Anthropology and Health

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

Tel.
+207 958 8268

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.  I am programme head for the `Social Aspects of Health Across the Life Course Programme' at the Unit.

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.  I am currently a member of faculty covering Social Science and Research Ethics.  I am also the faculty representative for public engagement at AHRI.  

December 2016-May 2019 I was a research director for STRIVE (http://strive.lshtm.ac.uk/).

Affiliations

Department of Global Health and Development
Faculty of Public Health and Policy

Centres

Centre for Maternal Adolescent Reproductive & Child Health (MARCH)

Teaching

I am involved in Distance Learning teaching.

Research

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.

Research Area
Ageing
Sexual health
Social and structural determinants of health
Adolescent health
Alcohol
Behaviour change
Capacity strengthening
Ethnography
Mixed methods
Older people's health
Qualitative methods
Discipline
Anthropology
Development studies
Sociology
Disease and Health Conditions
HIV/AIDS
Infectious disease
Disability
Non-communicable diseases
Sexually transmitted infection
Country
Bangladesh
India
Kenya
Malawi
Nepal
Pakistan
Papua New Guinea
Tanzania
Uganda
South Africa
Zambia
Zimbabwe
Region
Pacific island small states
South Asia
Sub-Saharan Africa (all income levels)

Selected Publications

How 'place' matters for addressing the HIV epidemic: evidence from the HPTN 071 (PopART) cluster-randomised controlled trial in Zambia and South Africa.
Bond V; Hoddinott G; Viljoen L; Ngwenya F; Simuyaba M; Chiti B; Ndubani R; Makola N; Donnell D; Schaap A
2021
Trials
Women at high risk of HIV-infection in Kampala, Uganda, and their candidacy for PrEP.
Kawuma R; Ssemata AS; Bernays S; Seeley J
2021
SSM - Population Health
The impact of COVID-19 measures on children with disabilities and their families in Uganda
Mbazzi FB; Nalugya R; Kawesa E; Nimusiima C; King R; van Hove G; Seeley J
2021
Disability & Society
Lives Interrupted: Navigating Hardship During COVID-19 Provides Lessons in Solidarity and Visibility for Mobile Young People in South Africa and Uganda.
Zuma T; King R; Ngwenya N; Kasujja FX; Chimbindi N; Kawuma R; Shahmanesh M; Bernays S; Seeley J
2021
Progress in Development Studies
\"Because we all have to grow up\": supporting adolescents in Uganda to develop core competencies to transition towards managing their HIV more independently.
Lanyon C; Seeley J; Namukwaya S; Musiime V; Paparini S; Nakyambadde H; Matama C; Turkova A; Bernays S
2020
Journal of the International AIDS Society
Exploring adolescents and young people's candidacy for utilising health services in a rural district, South Africa.
Nkosi B; Seeley J; Ngwenya N; Mchunu SL; Gumede D; Ferguson J; Doyle AM
2019
BMC health services research
Conducting in-depth interviews with and without voice recorders: a comparative analysis.
Rutakumwa R; Mugisha JO; Bernays S; Kabunga E; Tumwekwase G; Mbonye M; Seeley J
2019
Qualitative Research
Qualitative research on community experiences in large HIV research trials: what have we learned?
Camlin CS; Seeley J
2018
Journal of the International AIDS Society
Understanding the Time Needed to Link to Care and Start ART in Seven HPTN 071 (PopART) Study Communities in Zambia and South Africa.
Seeley J; Bond V; Yang B; Floyd S; MacLeod D; Viljoen L; Phiri M; Simuyaba M; Hoddinott G; Shanaube K
2018
AIDS and behavior
HIV and East Africa. Thirty years in the shadow of an epidemic
Seeley J
2015
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