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Investigator & Site Lead

Professor of Anthropology and Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, seconded to the MRC/UVRI Uganda Research Unit to lead the Social Science Programme, a post Janet has held since 2008. Janet is a social anthropologist by training. She has been actively engaged in research on the social aspects of health, particularly HIV and AIDS, since 1987, working in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. Other current research interests include chronic poverty and social protection, internal migration, livelihoods and gender. She has undertaken extended periods of research in Kenya, Uganda, Zambia, India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Papua New Guinea. In addition to heading the social science programme for the MRC/UVRI Unit, where she leads a team of 30 social scientists, she is now working with the Africa Health Research Institute (AHRI) in KwaZulu-Natal as they move into the next 5 years of research funding.



Professor Janet Seeley

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