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Willing to supervise students in the fields of medical anthropology and global health. Especially interested in projects related to diagnostics, under-resourced health systems and health inequalities, medical technologies.

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Alice Street is Professor of Anthropology and Health at the University of Edinburgh and Principal Investigator for ‘Investigating the Design and Use of Diagnostic Devices in Global Health’ (DiaDev), funded by the European Research Council. Her research includes studies of health systems, global health interventions and medical innovation. She has carried out ethnographic research in Papua New Guinea and India and is the author of ‘Biomedicine in an Unstable Place: Infrastructure and Personhood in a Papua New Guinean Hospital’, published by Duke University Press. The DiaDev project focuses on diagnostic innovation in global health contexts of primary health care, elimination, and public health emergencies. Dr. Street is a member of the Royal Anthropological Institute Medical Committee, the Wellcome Trust Joint Health Systems Research Committee and a co-Editor of Medicine, Anthropology, Theory.


  • H Social Sciences (General)
  • global health
  • diagnostics
  • health systems


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