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.
Strengthening Health Systems for ResilienceIDS Practice Paper in Brief 18 (2015)
In countries with high levels of poverty or instability and with poor health system management and governance, people are highly vulnerable to shocks associated with ill health, including major epidemics. More details
Non-Communicable Disease and Development: Future PathwaysIDS Evidence Report 100 (2014)
From a biomedical perspective, non-communicable disease (NCD) is not a new problem, particularly in the global North. However, awareness of the increasing burden from these conditions in low- and middle-income countries (L&MICs) has only recently emerged in the arena of development policy and practice (Beaglehole et al. 2011). More details
Responding to the Threat of Nutrition-related Non-communicable DiseaseIDS Policy Briefing 65 (2014)
Shifts in society, demography, technology and the environment are significantly impacting the global burden of disease, with non-communicable disease (NCD) on the rise. Almost half of all deaths attributable to NCD have nutrition as the predominant risk factor (cardiovascular diseases and diabetes). More details
The Health of Women and Girls in Urban Areas with a Focus on Kenya and South Africa: A ReviewIDS Evidence Report 42 (2013)
This thematic review focuses on a range of health challenges faced in particular by women and girls living in low-income urban settlements in expanding cities in Kenya and South Africa. More details
Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights of Women Living with HIV in South AfricaIDS Evidence Report 3 (2013)
South Africa's constitutional and legal framework reflects the country's commitment to women's Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) in line with international commitments. Nevertheless, women's rights are still abused and overlooked. More details
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.