Presently, I am a Post-Doctoral Researcher within the Centre for Social Science and Global Health. The main aim of my role is to foster further collaboration between global public health specialists and medical anthropologists within the UvA's Global Health Research Priority Area.
To date, my research has focused largely on the social and cultural context of health interventions, particularly around malaria (previously in sub-Saharan Africa and more recently in South East Asia). Currenlty, I am also involved in the social science component of the MaxArt project, which examines the piloting of early access to antiretroviral therapy in Swaziland. I also maintain a long-term interest in migration and health and have previously worked with migrants in Spain and the UK.
In 2014, I completed my PhD, which drew on two multi-site programmes of anthropological research: the social and cultural context of malaria during pregnancy and the acceptability of intermittent preventive treatment for malaria in infants (IPTi). For both these projects, and in collaboration with the Kenya Medical Research Institute and Centers for Disease Control, I conducted fieldwork in western Kenya.
I also have an undergraduate degree in Human Sciences from the University of Oxford and a MSc in the Anthropology and Ecology of Development from University College London.
Google scholar informs me that my H-Index is 10 and that my work has been cited over 350 times. My 2013 article on antenatal care in Ghana, Kenya and Malawi has been viewed almost 50000 times.