Hayley MacGregor - Research Fellow
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Originally trained as a medical doctor in South Africa, Hayley MacGregor pursued further studies in Social Anthropology, completing a PhD at the University of Cambridge in 2003. This doctoral research pursued an interest in medical anthropology, in particular mental illness and mental health service provisioning in post conflict and low income settings.
A subsequent period at the Human Sciences Research Council of South Africa broadened her work to address changes in social security provisioning in the event of illness, and the politics of ‘disability'. Current research interests include the dynamics of poverty and llness/disability, human rights discourses and citizen mobilisation in the context of health provisioning, and the ethnography of biomedical research and health technologies. Her research to date has been situated in Africa. Parallel to these anthropological concerns, she retains an interest in clinical psychiatric practice.
Views from Many Worlds: Unsettling Categories in Interdisciplinary Research on Endemic Zoonotic DiseasesPhilosophical Transactions B (2017)
Health Systems Research in a Complex and Rapidly Changing Context: Ethical Implications of Major Health Systems Change at ScaleDeveloping World Bioethics 16.3 (2016)
This paper discusses health policy and systems research in complex and rapidly changing contexts. It focuses on ethical issues at stake for researchers working with government policy makers to provide evidence to inform major health systems change at scale, particularly when the dynamic nature of the context and ongoing challenges to the health system can result in unpredictable outcomes. More details
The Publics of Public Health in AfricaCritical Public Health 27.1 (2016)
Drawing insight from empirical research conducted with African scientists, nurses, community members, clinical trialists and policy-makers, this special section examines the multiple ways in which the public comes into being around public health provisioning and investigation in sub-Saharan Africa, its role and political reach. More details
Towards the Just and Sustainable Use of AntibioticsJournal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice 31.9 (2016)
The emergence and spread of antibiotic resistant pathogens poses a big challenge to policy-makers, who need to oversee the transformation of health systems that evolved to provide easy access to these drugs into ones that encourage appropriate use of antimicrobials, whilst reducing the risk of resistance. More details
What should the priorities be for the new WHO Director-General?23 May 2017
By Melissa Leach, Annie Wilkinson, Ian Scoones, Hayley MacGregor
Resilient health systems and social resilience31 Oct 2016
By Gerry Bloom, Hayley MacGregor
What does Zika mean for sexual and reproductive health and rights?08 Feb 2016
By Maya Unnithan, Hayley MacGregor, Jackie Cassell
Ebola: Time to strengthen health systems and global health governance10 Mar 2015
By Hayley MacGregor, Gerry Bloom, Anne Roemer-Mahler
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Related Programmes and Centres:
Centre for Rising Powers and Global Development; Empowerment of Women and Girls; Policy Anticipation Response and Evaluation; Rising Powers in International Development; STEPS.
Sub Saharan Africa; China.