Excavating and recreating the biosocial; birth cohorts as ethnographic object of inquiry and site of intervention

Sahra Gibbon & Michelle Pentecost Longitudinal birth cohorts are increasingly recognised as important for understanding how biological, social and environmental processes interact over time and contribute to health inequalities. Birth cohorts have also become part of global assemblages of knowledge production, particularly in the field of the Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD, Gluckman…

“Remodelling a medical brain: Thinking Anthropologically”…

Paulina Pérez-Duarte Mendiola MSc Medical Anthropology & Pediatrician DR KELEKIAN: This treatment is the strongest thing we have to offer you. And, as research, it will make a significant contribution to our knowledge. VIVIAN: Knowledge, yes. W;t A Play by Margaret Edson I entered the room a paediatrician and left ninety minutes later… as someone…

A multi-perspective of global mental health: A summary and reflection on the seminar

Yifan Lu, MSc Medical Anthropology On October 15th  2019, a seminar on mental health and International Development took place at  the UCL Department of Anthropology. Five contributors to the newly published book, The Routledge Handbook of International Development, Mental Health and Wellbeing, gave talks on mental health, drawn from their research. This volume intends to…

“Higher Education and Societal Transformation: Decolonisation and Racial Equality” Workshop, June 2019 Brasilia

Rebecca Irons The modernist architect’s dream-city of Brasilia, the capital of Brazil, was the location for the workshop “Higher Education and Societal Transformation: Decolonisation and Racial Equality” in June 2019. An event for early career researchers (ECR), funded by the Newton Fund and organised by Professor Shirley Tate (Leeds Beckett University) and Dr. Breitner Tavares…