Professor Janet Seeley
UVRI Co pi

Janet Seeley is a social anthropologist by training. She is 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 Aspects of Health Programme, a post she has held since 2008. She held the same position from 1989-1993, and was involved in setting up the Unit. 

She is the co-PI for THRIVE at the Uganda Virus Research Institute.

Social science: social and medical anthropology/sociology 

Professor Seeley is interested in the social aspects of health, with particular interest in HIV and AIDS.

Before joining the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in April 2014 Professor Seeley was Professor of International Development at the University of East Anglia. Before that she worked for the Department for International Development for 13 years, prior to moving to the University of East Anglia in 2000. She has worked in a number of different countries over the last 40 years. She has been actively engaged in research on HIV since the late 1980s, including four years with Medical Research Council in Uganda 1989-1993 when she was responsible for setting up social science research in the Unit, the Programme she returned to Uganda to head in 2008. Since 2014, she has been supporting social science and ethics research and researchers at the Africa Health Research Institute (formerly Africa Centre) in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.  From December 2016 she has taken up the role as one of three research directors for STRIVE (  

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