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The Approach

To carry out our mission and achieve our vision we utilise a broad theoretical and methodological approach:

  • Multi-site ethnographic studies of the micro-context of particular health phenomena and of the role of culture in health
  • Macro-level studies and analyses of social and economic processes, flows of people, medical technologies, and information, and complex inequalities relating to health
  • Analyses and interventions relating to biopolitics, health finance, ethics, and governance
  • Methodological innovation, development of mixed methods and qualitative methodologies for studying global health issues
  • The development of large international databases of qualitative data relating to global health
  • Historical ethnographies of the origins of existing health-related phenomena
  • Applied problem-solving social science research in clinical and medical research settings
  • Theory-oriented research and theory development as a framework for understanding global health processes