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Durham University

Department of Anthropology

Social Anthropology Members

Professor Kate Hampshire, BA, MSc, PhD

Chair of the Board of Studies, Department of Anthropology
Head of Department, Department of Anthropology
Travel Approver, Department of Anthropology

Contact Professor Kate Hampshire (email at k.r.hampshire@durham.ac.uk)

Biography

Kate Hampshire is a Professor in the Anthropology Department at Durham University. She is a medical anthropologist and has been conducting fieldwork on health and well-being, mostly in Sub-Saharan Africa, since the mid-1990s.

Her current and recent projects include:

  • Using Behavioural Game Theory and Ethnography to research health-related trust problems, with particular reference to pharmaceutical supply chains in Ghana and Tanzania (Wellcome Trust Funded, 2016-17, PI).
  • Building an evidence base to support and enhance community health workers’ (informal) use of mobile phones in Ghana, Malawi and Ethiopia (MRC funded, 2017-18, PI).

  • Using dogs to sniff out malaria in Gambia: proff of concept study (Gates Foundation funded, 2016-17, Co-I).

  • Developing national guidelines for mobile phone use in schools in Ghana and Malawi (Global Challenges Impact Acceleration Grant, 2016, Co-I)

  • Mobile phones and youth in Africa [Ghana, Malawi and South Africa] (DFID/ESRC funded, 2012-15, Co-I)

  • Children and mobility in Sub-Saharan Africa [Ghana, Malawi and South Africa] (DFID/ESRC-funded, 2006-10, Co-I)

  • Child mobility in Ghana: moving forward (Leverhulme, 2009-10, PI)

  • Infertility among British Pakistanis (ESRC-funded, 2006-10, CI)

Research Groups

Department of Anthropology

Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing

Research Projects

Research Interests

  • Child and adolescent health
  • Critical medical anthropology
  • Digital technologies and health
  • Livelihoods, poverty and food security
  • Pastoralists and other mobile populations
  • Pharmaceuticals and other medicines
  • Sub-Saharan Africa (especially West Africa)
  • Trust, uncertainty and risk

Selected Publications

Authored book

Chapter in book

  • Hampshire, K., Porter, G., Kilpatrick, K., Kyei, P., Adjaloo, M. & Oppong, G. (2011). The search for belonging: youth identities and transitions to adulthood in an African refugee context. In Geographies of Children, Youth and Families. Holt, L. Routledge. 83-94.
  • Casiday, R., Hampshire, K., Panter-Brick, C. & Kilpatrick, K. (2010). Responses to a food crisis and child malnutrition in the Nigerien Sahel. In Human Diet and Nutrition in Biocultural Perspective. Moffat, T. Berghahn. 152-170.
  • Hampshire, K.R. & Randall, S.C. (2004). People are a resource: Demography and livelihoods in Sahelian Fulbe of Burkina Faso. In Rural Resources and Local Livelihoods in Africa. Homewood, K. James Currey and Wisconsin UP. 123-136.
  • Hampshire, K. (2003). The Fulani. In Encyclopedia of Medical Anthropology. New York: Kluwer. 2: 656-664.
  • Hampshire, K.R. (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.
  • 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. Wyss, K. & Zinsstag, J. Abidjan: Sempira. 8: 92-107.
  • Hampshire, K.R. & Randall, S.C. (2000). Fulani Fertility Differentials in Northern Burkina Faso. In Propects of Patoralism in West Africa. Hoffman, I. Geissen: Tropeninstitut, Reihe I (Symposium) Band 25. 11-126.
  • Hampshire, K. & Randall, S.C. (1998). Pauvrete et Migration Saisonniere chez les Peulhs du Sahel Burkinabe. In Crises, Pauvrete et Changements Demographiques dans les Pays du Sud. Gendrau, F. Paris: Editions Estem.

Edited book

Journal Article

Newspaper/Magazine Article

  • Brown, D., Napthine, D. & Hampshire, K. (2010). Evaluate and evolve. Arts Professional (222): 6-7.

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International Collaboration

  • Development Media International, Burkina Faso
  • Hasselt University, Belgium
  • University of Cape Coast, Ghana
  • University of Gondar, Ethiopia
  • University of Malawi
  • World Health Organisation, Geneva

Supervises