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Centre of African Studies: Research


INZI staff

James Smith is Professor of African and Development Studies and Assistant Principal.  He has published extensively on the relationship between scientific research, technological innovation and international development.

Lawrence Dritsas is a sociologist and historian of Africa, and has published widely on the subject of science and medicine in Colonial Africa. See video clips of Lawrence discussing INZI and the University's longstanding ties with Africa.

Pete Kingsley is a medical sociologist with interests in health, development and politics in Africa. Across Africa, numerous strategies are used to control trypanosomiasis, such as managing and treating cattle, and trapping tsetse flies. Despite the importance of these techniques, their origins, effectiveness and diffusion are often poorly understood. Pete is responsible for devising, planning and executing a series of research activities to better understand this field, and to contribute to informed policy making on trypanosomiasis control

jenJen Palmer is a medical anthropologist and operational researcher.  She focusses on diagnostics and case-detection in human African trypanosomiasis (HAT, sleeping sickness) in Uganda and especially in post-conflict South Sudan, with a focus on patient and healthcare worker utilisation of passive screening services.

Emma Michelle Taylor is a social scientist with interests health, healthcare financing, development coordination and aid effectiveness in Sub-Saharan Africa. Novel types of financing and organisational structures are driving the development of drugs, vaccines, and diagnostics for African trypanosomiasis. Michelle is responsible for conceiving, planning and conducting research to better understand these new partnerships and networks, and to explore their implications for patients and policymakers.

Sue Welburn is Professor of Medical and Veterinary Molecular Epidemiology, and Director of the University's Global Health Academy.  She is a leading global authority on trypanosomiasis.