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Hayley MacGregor - Research Fellow

Health and Nutrition; Power and Popular Politics; Gender and Sexuality
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Annie Lowden

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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.

The Myanmar Pig Partnership is focusing on the risks of zoonotic disease emergence associated with the rapid growth and intensification of livestock production in Myanmar in recent years.

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The Unequal Voices project - Vozes Desiguais in Portuguese - examines the politics of accountability in health systems in Brazil and Mozambique, exploring how accountability can be used to deliver better health services for citizens everywhere.

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IDS researchers argue that there is an urgent need to look beyond the immediate, on-the-ground concerns of disease control and containment to consider the bigger and broader questions about international development.

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The Social Science in Humanitarian Action: A Communication for Development Platform aims to establish networks of social scientists with regional and subject expertise to rapidly provide insight, analysis and advice, tailored to demand and in accessible forms, to better design and implement the social and communication dimensions of emergency responses.

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This project examines the impact of the rise of non-communicable diseases in low- and middle-income countries.

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The STEPS Centre is an interdisciplinary global research and policy engagement hub, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council. It aims to develop a new approach to understanding, action and communication on sustainability and development.

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Future Health Systems is a research consortium working to improve access, affordability and quality of health services for the poor.

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Tomorrow Today is a horizon scanning programme designed to support the preliminary but systematic exploration of new and emergent policy issues.

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The Development Studies Learning Partnership was created under the BRICS Initiative in 2011, and enables collaborative learning between traditional and emerging actors in development, be they academics, researchers, practitioners or policy-makers.

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IDS publications on international development research

Health Systems Research in a Complex and Rapidly Changing Context: Ethical Implications of Major Health Systems Change at Scale

Developing 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

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The Publics of Public Health in Africa

Critical 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

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Towards the Just and Sustainable Use of Antibiotics

Journal 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

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Strengthening Health Systems for Resilience

IDS 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

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 resilience

31 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 governance

10 Mar 2015
By Hayley MacGregor, Gerry Bloom, Anne Roemer-Mahler