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Edinburgh Centre for Medical Anthropology: People



The Committee

Name Title Research Interests Contact Information
Jessica Cooper Lecturer in Social Anthropology care,ethics,affect theory,madness,law,governance,psychoanalysis,Theories of Punishment,the state,ethnographic methods,Anthropology of the United States
Leah Eades PhD Student, Social Anthropology medical anthropology,politics of reproduction,gender,social movements,medico-legal nexuses,authoritative and contested knowledge 15a George Square
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Stefan Ecks Senior Lecturer; Director PGT Medical Anthropology,Medical pluralism,Anthropology of Pharmaceuticals,Anthropology of food,Transcultural psychiatry 4.28 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+44 (0)131 650 6969
Alexander Edmonds Professor of Social and Medical Anthropology Anthropology of health and medicine,War veterans,Mental health,Military cultures,Military psychiatry,Plastic surgery,gender and beauty,Health and international development,Ethnicity and race 4.26 Chrystal Macmillan Building
+44 (0)131 650 9920
Ian Harper Professor of Anthropology of Health and Development International development,South Asia,Medical Anthropology,Global Health Policy 5.03 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+44 (0)131 650 3816
Sumeet Jain Senior Lecturer in Social Work, School of Social and Political Science community mental health,culture and health,ethnography,well being,South Asia,'global mental health' 2.29 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+44(0)131 651 1463
Hannah Lesshafft PhD Student, Social Anthropology Medical Anthropology,art and healing,self-and-other,Imagination,care,self-care,Complementary and Alternative Medicines (CAM),Faith healing,Social Movements,Health inequalities,Ethnography,Mixed methods research,Brazil Rm. 5.13, Chrystal Macmillan Building
15A George Square
Lucy Lowe Director of EdCMA Reproduction,Diaspora,Migration & Transnationalism,Maternity,Somalia,Kenya,Urban Refugees,Gender,Medical Anthropology,Islam,Sex,Motherhood,Sexuality,Reproductive Justice,Reproductive rights 5.10 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+44 (0131) 650 4286
Rebecca Marsland Senior Lecturer Medical Anthropology,Tanzania,East Africa,Funerals,International development,HIV and AIDS,Witchcraft,Human-animal relationships,Bees,Veterinary Anthropology 5.06 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+44 (0)131 651 3864
Pia Noel PhD Student, Social Anthropology Medical Anthropology,Global Mental Health,Nepal and the Himalaya,Medical pluralism,Development and Humanitarian Aid,Transcultural psychiatry,Anthropology of psychiatry,International development,Public health,Disability Studies,Disasters
Ayaz Qureshi Lecturer in Medical Anthropology ethnography,Pakistan,Public health,Bureaucracy,HIV/AIDS,Gender and Development,Neoliberal Governmentality 5.02 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+44 (0)131 651 5361
Lotte Buch Segal PhD ethnography,Political violence,Israel-Palestine,Anthropology of the Middle East,gender,Kinship and relatedness,Trauma,Anthropology of ethics,Ethnic and Religious Minorities in Scandinavia 5.01 Chrystal Macmillan Building
George Square
Ritti Soncco Postdoctoral Researcher
Alice Street Senior Lecturer Anthropology of Melanesia,Biomedical knowledge(s), practices and technologies,hospital ethnography,State building,International development,Bureaucratic Power,nutraceuticals G.1 
22 George Square
+44 (0)131 6515573
Marlee Tichenor Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Usher Institute of Population Health Sciences and Informatics
Iona Walker PhD Student, Social Anthropology Biomedical knowledge(s),practices and technologies,Antimicrobial resistance,Russia,Post-Socialism,Interdisciplinary Research,Art,multispecies ethnography,microbes

General Membership

Name Title Research Interests Contact Information
Sudeepa Abeysinghe Lecturer in Global Health Policy Global Health Policy,Infectious Disease,Risk,sociology of scientific knowledge 2.25 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+44 (0)131 6515471
No Photo Radha Adhikari Research Associate CSAS
Debbie Aitken Senior Lecturer in Medical Education & Director of Clinical Educator Programme 0131 242 6651
No Photo Maxine Blackburn Research Fellow 0131 650 3247
Francesca Bray Professor Emerita of Social Anthropology Material Culture,China and East Asia,Gender regimes,Agriculture and the politics of food,Technology and society,Global history,history of technology
Janet Carsten Professor of Social and Cultural Anthropology 4.10 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+44 (0)131 650 3935
Don Duprez PhD Student, Social Anthropology Medical Anthropology,Indigenous cosmologies,kinship and gender,Reproductive Health,Anthropology of time,Refugee studies,Urban anthropology,Religious practices,Biomedical knowledge(s), practices and technologies,Diaspora and transnationalism,Subjectivity and Personhood,organizations and institutions,ethnography,China and East Asia,Southeast Asia 1-720-980-6382
Lukas Engelmann Chancellor's Fellow, Senior Lecturer - History and Sociology of Biomedicine Medical history,Medical Anthropology,Medical sociology,digital culture,Epidemiology 2.92 Old Surgeons' Hall
High School Yards
+44 (0)1316506367
Jean-Benoit Falisse Lecturer in African Studies and International Development African Great Lakes region,Health policy,Access to justice,Access to education,Migration and development,Fragile states,Media and conflict 4.01 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+44 (0) 131 651 1632
No Photo Lydie Fialova Archie Duncan Fellow in Medical Ethics
Sandalia Genus PhD Student, Social Anthropology Medical Anthropology,Pharmaceuticals,Vaccination,Political Economy of Health,Malaria,Clinical Trials,Global Health,International development,Tanzania Chrystal Macmillan Building, 15a George Square
Chrissie Wanner PhD Student, Social Anthropology multispecies ethnography,medical and veterinary anthropology,Kinship,Human-animal relationships,Britain George Square
Gill Haddow Senior Lecturer Patient experiences,Cyborgs,Sociology of health and illness,Medical sociology,Qualitative Research Methods,embodiment,public engagement,Balance of power 2.87 Old Surgeons' Hall
High School Yards
+44 (0) 131 650 2389
John Harries More-Than-Senior Teaching Fellow and Director of Student Experience and Engagement (DSEE) for the School of Social and Political Science time and temporality,indigeneity and identity (particularly in postcolonial settler societies),matter and materiality,the senses and the environment,Canada,Newfoundland,the Beothuk,social memory,contentious heritage,Human-animal relationships,cats 5.25 Chrystal Macmillan Building
+44 (0)131 651 3065
Michael Heneise PhD Student, South Asian Studies Indigenous healing,personhood,vision,and the state,Cosmopolitics,Anthropology of dreaming,Biomedical knowledge(s),practices and technologies,Medical Anthropology,Himalaya,South Asia,Amazonia and Latin America,Sacred ecology Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+91 708 596 1330
Roger Jeffery Professorial Fellow in Sociology; Associate Director, Edinburgh India Institute Health policy,Emerging economies and global health,Health systems and global health,Political Economy of India,The Sociology of Scotland,Environment Room 2, 22A Buccleuch Place 
+44 (0)131 650 3976
Anuj Kapilashrami Senior Lecturer in Global Health Policy; Associate Director, Global Development Academy ethnography,Health policy,South Asia,Social movements,privatisation,commercial sector engagement / trade in health policy,global governance,gender inequalities
Lilian Kennedy, PhD PhD Student, Social Anthropology Memory,Subjectivity and Personhood,Dementia,Care,Love,time and temporality,Family relationships,Kinship and relatedness,STS,GPS tracker technology,NHS,synchronicity
Fadhila Mazanderani Chancellor's Fellow Social movements,Patient experiences,Public health,Health policy,Sociology of Knowledge,Medical sociology,Social media and internet technologies,Chronic illness,Care ethics 1.66 Old Surgeons' Hall
High School Yards
Alice Nagle PhD Student, Social Anthropology Performativity,Sexuality,Religious Identity,Childbearing,Embodiment and the anthropology of the body,Christianity,Comedy and Humour,gender,marriage,Religion And Ritual,Kinship,Anthropology of the United States,Subjectivity and Personhood,agency,East Africa,life cycles,ethics and ideology,pregnancy,Pregnancy Loss,social reproduction Crystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
No Photo Kate Milosavljevic Post-doctoral research fellow Science and technology studies,Human-animal relationships,Bees,Biomedical knowledge(s),practices and technologies,Agriculture and the politics of food,new scientific and medical technologies,,Urban Ethnography,Agriculture and Rural Livelihoods,prostheses,Technology and society 3.22 
18 Buccleuch Place
+44 (0)131 650 6630
Martyn Pickersgill Wellcome Trust Reader in Social Studies of Biomedicine 0131 650 3202
No Photo Emily Ross Research Fellow 0131 650 3233
Jeevan Sharma Senior Lecturer in South Asia and International Development Migrant labor,Migration and development,livelihoods,Gender and Development,Youth,human rights,Development and Humanitarian Aid,Global Health,Reproductive & child health,Monitoring and Evaluation,Nepal and the Himalaya,South Asia 6.07 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+44 (0) 131 6511760
No Photo Devi Shridar Professor of Global Public Health 0131 650 6194
No Photo Ting Ting Shum PhD Student, Social Anthropology China,Infectious Disease,Tuberculosis,Public Health Practice and Policy,Care,Subjectivity and Personhood,Value
No Photo Judith Sim Lecturer, Biomedical Teaching Organisation (BMTO), School of Biomedical Sciences
No Photo Pam Smith Professor of Nursing Education, School of Health and Social Science
Felix Stein Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Usher Institute of Population Health Sciences and Informatics
Steve Sturdy Professor of the Sociology of Medical Knowledge History of science and medicine,Medical sociology,sociology of scientific knowledge,genomics,Historical sociology 2.82 Old Surgeons' Hall
High School Yards
+44 (0)131 651 4741
Samuel Taylor-Alexander
Neil Thin Senior Lecturer, Social Anthropology; Director of Undergraduate Teaching (Social Anthropology) happiness,wellbeing and the good life,appreciative research,aspirational social planning 5.27 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+44 (0)131 650 3880
No Photo Laura Winterton PhD Student

Associate Membership

Name Title Research Interests Contact Information
Hannah Brown Lecturer; Fellow of the Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing
Joseph Long Research Manager for Scottish Autism and Honorary Research Fellow in Anthropology, University of Aberdeen