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Edinburgh Centre for Medical Anthropology: Welcome to EdCMA


Welcome to EdCMA

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Professor Brandon Kohrt will be delivering the EdCMA Annual Lecture.


Applying Anthropology for Mental Health Interventions in Humanitarian Emergencies

Place: Seminar Room 1, Chrystan MacMillan Building, 15a George Square

Time: 15:00 - 17:00

Thanks to everyone who joined us for our PhD application webinar. The slides are here...

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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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Jeevan Sharma on the BBC World Service, My Perfect Country, Nepal

Jeevan Sharma talks, with Henrietta Moore and others, on maternal mortality in Nepal on the BBC's World Service. Listen here:

Webinar for PhD applicants

Join Ian Harper, Lucy Lowe, and Lilian Kennedy for an online Q&A session on writing PhD proposals


Feb 21 Speaker: Ian Harper # EdCMA Tuberculosis Control and Global Health: An inaugural lecture by Professor Ian Harper 17:50 (2 hours and 10 minutes) King Khalid Lecture Theatre, Hill Square (by Hill Place), Edinburgh EH8 9DW

Feb 23 Hosted by: SoMA # U of E Work in Progress Workshop 10:00 (4 hours and 45 minutes) CMB 1.12


Mar 22 Hosted by: Scottish Autism # Scotland; Hosted by: EdCMA # U of E Autism, Anthropology and Lived Experience: An interdisciplinary symposium 10:00 (5 hours) Staff Room, 6th Floor Chrystal Macmillan Building, George Square, Edinburgh