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Education

2003 – 2007: PhD Medical Anthropology, Amsterdam School for Social Science Research, University of Amsterdam; Thesis title: Pragmatic Choices – Research, Politics and HIV control in Uganda; published in 2010 by Palgrave Macmillan (New York) as AIDS Policy in Uganda – Evidence, Ideology, and the Making of an African Success Story.

1994 – 1995: MSc Health Promotion (with Distinction), London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London.

1990 – 1993: BA Geography, University of Exeter, UK.

Research description

~~Associate Professor in Global Health. Also serves as Section Editor for Global Health Action, and as Vice Chair of the INDEPTH Network's Social Science Research Working Group. Has worked on each of the last three WHO-declared Public Health Emergencies of International Concern: Polio (preparedness in the EU, and enhancing vaccine uptake in Somalia); Ebola (message development in Sierra Leone); and Zika (message development in Brazil). Lead social scientist on the ABACUS study on antibiotic access and use, with the INDEPTH Network, in three African and three Asian countries. Extensive previous research experience on behavioural HIV prevention, ART adherence, AIDS policy, and HIV testing and counselling in Uganda and several other African countries.

Teaching portfolio

Course coordinator, Evaluation in Public Health (Epidemiology and Global Health Unit, Umeå University)

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