Dr Kate Hampshire, BA, MSc, PhD
Kate Hampshire is a Reader in Anthropology. Most of her research is in Sub-Saharan Africa, on health, well-being and mobility, with a particular focus on children and youth. She began working mainly in francophone West Africa: her PhD thesis (at UCL 1994-98) focussed on mobility and social change among Fulani agro-pastoralists in northern Burkina Faso, and in subsequent years she worked with pastoralist populations in Chad and Niger. Other recent Africa-based projects include a large project on child mobility in Ghana, Malawi and South Africa, with Dr. Gina Porter; work among refugee youth in Ghana; and work in Niger on intra-household resource allocation and impacts on child health; she has also recently worked on a couple of UK-based research projects: one on the management and social consequences of infertility among British Pakistani Muslims, and another looking at the social capital impacts of children's participation in community arts projects. Currently, together with Gina Porter, Kate is working on a large DFID/ESRC-funded project on mobile phone use among children and young adults in Ghana, Malawi and South Africa.
Department of Anthropology
- Anthropology in Development
- Medical Anthropology
- Medical Anthropology Research Group
- Social Anthropology
Department of Anthropology
- Infertility and the New Reproductive Technologies among British Pakistani Moslems
- Integrated Management of European Wetlands
- Social resilience among young Liberians
- South Bank Health and Social Needs Project
- Health and disease
- Human ecology
- Livelihood strategies and security
- Nomads, migrants and other mobile populations
Book chapters: online
- Hampshire, Kate, Porter, Gina, Kilpatrick, Kate, Kyei, Peter, Adjaloo, Michael & Oppong, George (2011). Bridging the Child Right gap in a refugee context: survival strategies and impact on inter-generational relations. In Ame, Robert, Agbenyiga, D. & Apt, Nana Lexington. 59-73.
- Hampshire, Kate, Porter, Gina, Kilpatrick, Kate, Kyei, Peter, Adjaloo, Michael & Oppong, George (2011). The search for belonging: youth identities and transitions to adulthood in an African refugee context. In Geographies of Children, Youth and Families. Holt, Louise Routledge. 83-94.
- Casiday, Rachel, Hampshire, Kate, Panter-Brick, C & Kilpatrick, Kate (2010). Responses to a food crisis and child malnutrition in the Nigerien Sahel. In Human Diet and Nutrition in Biocultural Perspective. Moffat, Tina Berghahn. 152-170.
- Hampshire, K.R. & S.C. Randall (2004). People are a resource: Demography and livelihoods in Sahelian Fulbe of Burkina Faso. In K. Homewood (ed) Rural Resources and Local Livelihoods in Africa. James Currey and Wisconsin UP. In Rural Resources and Local Livelihoods in Africa. K. Homewood James Currey and Wisconsin UP. 123-136.
- Hampshire, K (2000). Acces au Soins de Sante aux Femmes Nomades du Tchad. In Reflections pour une Meilleure Prise en Charge de la Sante en Milieu Nomade au Tchad. K Wyss & J Zinsstag Abidjan: Sempira. 8: 92-107.
- Hampshire, K.R. & S.C. Randall (2000). Fulani Fertility Differentials in Northern Burkina Faso'. In Propects of Patoralism in West Africa. I. Hoffman Geissen: Tropeninstitut, Reihe I (Symposium) Band 25. 11-126.
- Hampshire K & SC Randall (1998). Pauvrete et Migration Saisonniere chez les Peulhs du Sahel Burkinabe. In Crises, Pauvrete et Changements Demographiques dans les Pays du Sud. F Gendrau Paris: Editions Estem.
Edited works: contributions
- Kate Hampshire (2003). The Fulani. In Encyclopedia of Medical Anthropology. New York: Kluwer. 2: 656-664.
Essays in edited volumes
- Hampshire, KR (2001). The impact of male migration on fertility decisions and outcomes among the Fulani of Burkina Faso. In Managing Reproductive Life. Tremayne, S. Oxford: Berghahn. 107-126.
Journal papers: academic
- Hampshire, Kate & Owusu, Samuel Asiedu (2013). Grandfathers, Google, and Dreams: Medical Pluralism, Globalization, and New Healing Encounters in Ghana. Medical Anthropology 32(3): 247.
- Robson, Elsbeth, Porter, Gina, Hampshire, Kate & Munthali, Alister (2013). Heavy loads – children’s burdens of water carrying in Malawi. Waterlines 32(1): 23.
- Hampshire, K.R, Blell, M.T. & Simpson, B (2012). ‘Everybody is moving on’ Infertility, relationality and the aesthetics of family among British-Pakistani Muslims. Social Science & Medicine 74(7): 1045-1052.
- Porter, Gina, Townsend, Janet & Hampshire, Kate (2012). Editorial: Children and young people as producers of knowledge. Children's Geographies 10(2): 131.
- Hampshire, Kate, Blell, Mwenza & Simpson, Bob (2012). Navigating new socio-demographic landscapes: using anthropological demography to explain the ‘persistence’ of high and early fertility among British Pakistanis. European Journal of Population / Revue européenne de Démographie 28(1): 39.
- Hampshire, Kate, Porter, Gina, Owusu, Samuel Mariwah, Simon, Abane, Albert, Robson, Elsbeth, Munthali, Alister, Mashiri, Mac, Maponya, Goodhope Maponya & Bourdillon, Michael (2012). Taking the long view: temporal considerations in the ethics of children’s research activity and knowledge production. Children's Geographies 10(2): 219.
- Mariwah, Simon, Hampshire, Kate & Kasim, Adetayo (2012). The impact of gender and physical environment on the handwashing behaviour of university students in Ghana. Tropical Medicine & International Health no.
- Hampshire, Kate, Porter, Gina & Abane, Albert (2011). Guest editorial: children’s mobility in Ghana. Socuety, Biology and Human Affairs 76(1): v-xi.
- Porter, Gina, Hampshire, Kate, Abane, Albert, Esia-Donkoh, Kobina, Amoako Sekyi, Regina, Agblorti, Samuel & Owusu, Samuel (2011). Mobility, education and livelihood trajectories for young people in rural Ghana: a gender perspective. Children's Geographies 9(3-4): 395.
- Porter, Gina, Hampshire, Kate, Munthali, Alister & Robson, Elsbeth (2011). Mobility, surveillance and control of children and young people in the everyday: perspectives from sub-Saharan Africa. Surveillance and Society 9(1/2): 114-131.
- Hampshire, Kate, Porter, Gina, Owusu, Samuel Asiedu, Tanle, Augustine & Abane, Albert (2011). Out of the reach of children? Young people’s health-seeking practices and agency in Africa’s newly-emerging therapeutic landscapes. Social Science & Medicine 73(5): 702-710.
- Hampshire, Kate, Porter, Gina, Mashiri, Mac, Dube, Sipho & Maponya, Goodhope (2011). Proposing love on the way to school: daily mobility, sexuality and youth transitions in South Africa. Culture, Health and Sexuality 13(2): 217-231.
- Porter, Gina, Hampshire, Kate, Mashiri, Mac, Dube, Sipho & Maponya, Goodhope (2010). ‘Youthscapes’ and escapes in rural Africa: education, mobility and livelihood trajectories for young people in Eastern Cape, South Africa. Journal of International Development 22(8): 1090-1101.
- Hampshire, Kate & Matthijsse, Mathilde (2010). Can arts projects improve young people’s wellbeing? A social capital approach. Social Science & Medicine 71(4): 708-716.
- Porter, Gina, Hampshire, Kate, Bourdillon, Michael, Robson, Elsbeth, Munthali, Alister, Abane, Albert, Mashiri, Mac, Mashiri, Mac & Tanle, Augustine (2010). Children as Research Collaborators: Issues and Reflections from a Mobility Study in Sub-Saharan Africa. American Journal of Community Psychology 46(1-2): 215.
- Porter, Gina, Hampshire, Kate, Abane, Albert, Robson, Elsbeth, Munthali, Alister, Mashiri, Mac & Tanle, Augustine (2010). Moving young lives: Mobility, immobility and inter-generational tensions in urban Africa. Geoforum 41(5): 796.
- Porter, Gina, Hampshire, Kate, Abane, Albert, Munthali, Alister, Robson, Elsbeth, Mashiri, Mac & Maponya, Goodhope (2010). Where dogs, ghosts and lions roam: learning from mobile ethnographies on the journey to school. Children's Geographies 8(2): 91-105.
- Porter, Gina, Hampshire, Kate, Abane, Albert, Munthali, Alister, Robson, Elsbeth, Mashiri, Mac & Tanle, Augustine (2010). Youth transport, mobility and security in sub-Saharan Africa: the gendered journey to school. World Transport Policy and Practice 16(1): 51-71.
- Robson, Elsbeth, Porter, Gina, Hampshire, Kate & Bourdillon, Michael (2009). ‘Doing it right?’ working with young researchers in Malawi to investigate children, transport and mobility. Children's Geographies 7(4): 467-480.
- Hampshire, Kate, Panter-Brick, Catherine, Kilpatrick, Kate & Casiday, Rachel (2009). Saving lives, preserving livelihoods: Understanding risk, decision-making and child health in a food crisis. Social Science and Medicine 68(4): 758-765.
- Hampshire, Kate, Casiday, Rachel,, Kilpatrick, Kate & Panter-Brick, Catherine (2009). The Social Context of Childcare Practices and Child Malnutrition during Niger’s Recent Food Crisis. Disasters 33(1): 132-151.
- Hampshire, Kate, Porter, Gina, Kilpatrick, Kate, Kyei, Peter, Adjaloo, Michael & Oppong, George (2008). Liminal spaces: Changing inter-generational relations among long-term Liberian refugees in Ghana. Human Organization 67(1): 25-36.
- Porter, Gina, Hampshire, Kate, Kyei, Peter, Adjaloo, Michael, Oppong, George & Kilpatrick, Kate (2008). Linkages between livelihood opportunities and refugee-host relations: learning from the experiences of Liberian camp-based refugees in Ghana. Journal of Refugee Studies 21(2): 230-252.
- Bell, Sandra, Hampshire, Kate & Tonder, Mika (2008). Person, place and knowledge in the conservation of the Saimaa Ringed Seal. Society and Natural Resources 21(4): 277-293.
- Mshana, Gerry, Hampshire, Kate, Panter-Brick, Catherine, Walker, Richard & Tanzanian Stroke Incidence Project Team (2008). Urban-rural contrasts in explanatory models and treatment-seeking behaviours for stroke in Tanzania. Journal of Biosocial Science 40: 35-52.
- Coast, Ernestina, Hampshire, Kate & Randall, Sara (2007). Disciplining Anthropological Demography. Demographic Research 16: 493-517.
- Hampshire, KR (2006). Flexibility in Domestic Organisation and Seasonal Migration among the Fulani of Northern Burkina Faso. Africa 76(3): 402-426.
- Hampshire, K, Hills, E. & Iqbal, N. (2005). Power relations in participatory research and community development: a case study from northern England. Human Organization 64(4): 340-349.
- Hampshire, Kate., Bell, Sandra., Wallace, Gillian. & Stepukonis, Faustas. (2004). 'Real' poachers and predators: shades of meaning in local understandings of threats to fisheries. Society & Natural Resources 17(4): 305-318.
- Hampshire, K.R. (2003). What is 'Safe Motherhood'? Insiders' and Outsiders' Percpetions of Maternal Health among Chadian Pastoralists. Genus LIX(Nos 3-4): 159-180.
- Hampshire, KR (2002). Fulani on the move: seasonal economic migration in the Sahel as a social process. Journal of Development Studies 38(5): 15-36.
- Hampshire, Kate. (2002). Networks of nomads: negotiating access to health resources among pastoralist women in Chad. Social Science & Medicine 54(7): 1025-1037.
- Hampshire, KR & Smith, MT (2001). Consanguineous Marriage among the Fulani of Burkina Faso. Human Biology 73(4): 597-603.
- Hampshire K & SC Randall (2000). Pastoralists, Agropastoralists and Migrants: Interactions Between Fertility and Mobility in Northern Burkina Faso. Population Studies 54: 247-262.
- Hampshire K & SC Randall (1999). Seasonal Labour Migration Strategies in the Sahel: Coping with Poverty or Optimising Security? International Journal of Population Geography 5: 367-385.
Journal papers: professional
- Brown, Duncan, Napthine, David & Hampshire, Kate (2010). Evaluate and evolve. Arts Professional (222): 6-7.