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Participants at the 2017 Annual Advanced Workshop for Anthropological Research on Health, Medicine, and Wellbeing, co-organised with Durham University:


See the presentations from the one day symposium, on Global Challenges in Infectious Diseases here. Organised by the Edinburgh Centre for Medical Anthropology and Edinburgh Infectious Diseases, these bring together a wide spectrum of expertise in social sciences with relevance to infectious diseases research. 

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Highlights from 2017! 

 Events in the spring and summer of 2017, included:

  • a joint workshop with Edinburgh Infectious Diseases, with a keynote by Vinh-Kim Nguyen;
  • a networking event on Global Mental Health;
  • an advanced workshop for PhD and MSc students on the Anthropology of Health, Medicine and Wellbeing, coordinated with Durham University
  • visits by  Elizabeth Hallam and Carlo Caduff to discuss their recent books;  
  • the MAYS Medical Anthropology conference;  
  • talks by Dr Bhargavi Davar;



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Join Alice Street's diagnostics research programme! Three year Research Fellow position available

Applications are invited for a research fellow position in the Department of Anthropology, University of Edinburgh, to carry out anthropological research on point of care diagnostic devices in resource-limited settings. This is a full time position for three years and is funded by the European Research Council as part of Dr. Alice Street’s project ‘Investigating the Design and Use of Diagnostic Devices in Global Health’. Closing Date: 5pm (GMT) 21st August 2017


Oct 18 Hosted by: EdCMA # U of E EdCMA lunch 12:30 (1 hour and 30 minutes) Staff Room, 6th Floor, Chrystal MacMillan Building

Nov 17 Speaker: Professor Vanessa Grotti # European University Institute Strange Patients: Kinship, Care and Regeneration in Southern European Borderlands 15:00 (2 hours) Seminar Room 2, Chrystal MacMillan Building, George Square