Medical Anthropology Research Group
The Medical Anthropology Research Group (MARG) is the only truly interdisciplinary research group of its kind, focusing on the anthropology of health. Our work bridges the fields of biological and social anthropology, community medicine, and public health. We work on both regional and international scale.
Our aims are to advance the boundaries of a bioculturally-oriented medical anthropology, to critically debate local and international health issues, and to support research and outreach activities in matters of health. We support research students, encourage affiliations with health professionals, and make research relevant to policy. We host interdisciplinary workshops, promote new research collaborations, and direct both laboratory and community-based projects.
Members of MARG conduct research in 6 key areas:
- Maternal, infant and child health
- Health interventions
- Evolution and early life influences on health
- Anthropology of science and medicine
MARG is at the forefront of the University's health research strategy, integrating its activities with the Wolfson Research Institute. MARG links closely with the other research groups in the Department (notably Anthropology in Development), with the University's Institute of Hazard & Risk Research, the interdisciplinary Infancy and Childhood Research Network (ICRN) and North East Public Health Observatory.