Janet Seeley

Janet Seeley

Professor Janet Seeley is a member of AHRI Faculty, and a Professor of Anthropology and Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM). A social anthropologist by training, over the past 35 years Janet has undertaken extended periods of research in Kenya, Uganda, Zambia, India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Papua New Guinea, focusing on broader aspects of people’s lives and livelihoods that influence health and health related behaviours.

She has been engaged in research on the social aspects of HIV since 1987, beginning with post-doctoral research in Zambia. In particular, she looks at HIV across the life course and the impact of the epidemic on communities and people’s lives and livelihoods.  This focus has broadened recently to chronic conditions, more generally. She has led the Social Science Programme for the MRC/UVRI Research Unit on AIDS in Uganda since 2008.  She has also been active in research on poverty, social protection, mobility and migration.

Work at AHRI

In late 2014, Janet began providing time, support and leadership on social science and ethics to the Africa Centre for Population Health as part of the LSHTM collaboration with the Institute. Her research at AHRI covers a number of different areas related to health across the life course, focussing particularly on adolescents/young people and those aged over 50 years, key populations and ethics in research.

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Selected Recent Publications

Bond, V., Hoddinott, G., Viljoen, L., Simuyaba, M., Musheke, M., & Seeley, J. (2016). Good Health and Moral Responsibility: Key Concepts Underlying the Interpretation of Treatment as Prevention in South Africa and Zambia Before Rolling Out Universal HIV Testing and Treatment. AIDS patient care and STDs, 30(9), 425-434. doi: 10.1089/apc.2016.0114.

Bernays, S., Seeley, J., Rhodes, T. and Mupambireyi, Z. (2015). What am I ‘living’ with? Growing up with HIV in Uganda and Zimbabwe. Sociol Health Illn, 37: 270–283. doi:10.1111/1467-9566.12189.

Barnett, T., Seeley, J., Levin, J., & Katongole, J. (2015). Hope: A new approach to understanding structural factors in HIV acquisition. Global Public Health, 10(4), 417-437. doi: 10.1080/17441692.2015.1007154.

Siu, G. E., Seeley, J., & Wight, D. (2013). Dividuality, masculine respectability and reputation: How masculinity affects men's uptake of HIV treatment in rural eastern Uganda. Social Science & Medicine, 89, 45-52. doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2013.04.025.

Mbonye, M., Seeley, J., Ssembajja, F., Birungi, J., & Jaffar, S. (2013). Adherence to Antiretroviral Therapy in Jinja, Uganda: A Six-Year Follow-Up Study. PLoS One, 8(10), e78243. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0078243.