Professor Kate Hampshire, BA, MSc, PhD
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)
- 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
- Porter, G., Hampshire, K., Abane, A., Munthali, A., Robson, A. & Mashiri, M. (2017). Young People’s Daily Mobilities in Sub-Saharan Africa: Moving Young Lives. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
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- 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.
- Hampshire, K. & Simpson, R. (2015). Assisted Reproductive Technologies in the Third Phase: Global Encounters and Emerging Moral Worlds. Fertility, Reproduction and Sexuality, Volume 31. New York: Berghahn Books.
- Mariwah, Simon, Hampshire, Kate & Owusu-Antwi, Constance (2017). Getting a foot on the sanitation ladder: user satisfaction and willingness to pay for improved public toilets in Accra, Ghana. Journal of Water Sanitation and Hygiene for Development 7(3): 528-534.
- Hampshire, Kate, Hamill, Heather, Mariwah, Simon, Mwanga, Joseph & Amoako-Ksakyi, Daniel (2017). The application of Signalling Theory to health-related trust problems: The example of herbal clinics in Ghana and Tanzania. Social Science & Medicine 188: 109-118.
- Hampshire, K., Porter, G., Mariwah, S., Munthali, A., Robson, E., Owusu, S.A., Abane, A. & Milner, J. (2017). Who bears the cost of ‘informal mhealth’? Health-workers’ mobile phone practices and associated political-moral economies of care in Ghana and Malawi. Health Policy and Planning 32(1): 34-42.
- Hampshire, Kate, Porter, Gina, Agblorti, Samuel, Robson, Elsbeth, Munthali, Alister & Abane, Albert (2015). Context matters: fostering, orphanhood and schooling in Sub-Saharan Africa. Journal of Biosocial Science 47(02): 141-164.
- Hampshire, Kate, Porter, Gina, Owusu, Samuel Asiedu, Mariwah, Simon, Abane, Albert, Robson, Elsbeth, Munthali, Alister, DeLannoy, Ariane, Bango, Andisiwe, Gunguluza, Nwabisa & Milner, James (2015). Informal m-health: How are young people using mobile phones to bridge healthcare gaps in Sub-Saharan Africa?. Social Science and Medicine 142: 90-99.
- Hampshire, K. & Owusu, S.A. (2013). Grandfathers, Google, and Dreams: Medical Pluralism, Globalization, and New Healing Encounters in Ghana. Medical Anthropology 32(3): 247.
- Robson, E., Porter, G., Hampshire, K. & Munthali, A. (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, G., Townsend, J. & Hampshire, K. (2012). Children and young people as producers of knowledge. Children’s Geographies 10(2): 131-134.
- Hampshire, K., Blell, M. & Simpson, B. (2012). Navigating new socio-demographic landscapes: using anthropological demography to understand the ‘persistence’ of high and early fertility among British Pakistanis. European Journal of Population / Revue européenne de Démographie 28(1): 39-63.
- Hampshire, K., Porter, G., Owusu, S. Mariwah, S., Abane, A., Robson, E., Munthali, A., Mashiri, M., Maponya, G. & Bourdillon, M. (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, S., Hampshire, K. & Kasim, A. (2012). The impact of gender and physical environment on the handwashing behaviour of university students in Ghana. Tropical Medicine & International Health 17(4): 447-454.
- Hampshire, K., Porter, G. & Abane, A. (2011). Guest editorial: children’s mobility in Ghana. Society, Biology and Human Affairs 76(1): v-xi.
- Porter, G., Hampshire, K., Abane, A., Tanle, A., Esia-Donkoh, K., Amoako S., Agblorti, R. & Owusu, S. (2011). Mobility, education and livelihood trajectories for young people in rural Ghana: a gender perspective. Children's Geographies 9(3-4): 395-410.
- Porter, G., Hampshire, K., Munthali, A. & Robson, E. (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, K., Porter, G., Owusu, S.A., Tanle, A. & Abane, A. (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, K., Porter, G., Mashiri, M., Dube, S. & Maponya, G. (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, G., Hampshire, K., Mashiri, M., Dube, S. & Maponya, G. (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, K. & Matthijsse, M. (2010). Can arts projects improve young people’s wellbeing? A social capital approach. Social Science & Medicine 71(4): 708-716.
- Porter, G., Hampshire, K., Bourdillon, M., Robson, E., Munthali, A., Abane, A. & Mashiri, M. (2010). Children as Research Collaborators: Issues and Reflections from a Mobility Study in Sub-Saharan Africa. American Journal of Community Psychology 46(1-2): 215-227.
- 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
- Porter, G., Hampshire, K., Abane, A., Munthali, A., Robson, E., Mashiri, M. & Maponya, G. (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, E., Porter, G., Hampshire, K. & Bourdillon, M. (2009). ‘Doing it right?’ working with young researchers in Malawi to investigate children, transport and mobility. Children's Geographies 7(4): 467-480.
- Hampshire, K., Panter-Brick, C., Kilpatrick, K. & Casiday, R. (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, K., Casiday, R., Kilpatrick, K. & Panter-Brick, C. (2009). The social context of childcare practices and child malnutrition in Niger’s recent food crisis. Disasters 33(1): 132-151.
- Porter, Gina , Hampshire, Kate, Kyei, Peter, Adjaloo, Michael Rapoo, 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, S., Hampshire, K. & Tonder, M. (2008). Person, Place and Knowledge in the Conservation of the Saimaa Ringed Seal. Society and Natural Resources 21(4): 277-293.
- Mshana, G, Hampshire, K, Panter-Brick, C & Walker, R (2008). Urban-rural contrasts in explanatory models and treatment-seeking behaviours for stroke in Tanzania. Journal of Biosocial Science 40(1): 35-52.
- Coast, E., Hampshire, K. & Randall, S. (2007). Disciplining Anthropological Demography. Demographic Research 16: 493-517.
- Hampshire, K.R. (2006). Flexibility in Domestic Organisation and Seasonal Migration among the Fulani of Northern Burkina Faso. Africa 76(3): 402-426.
- Bell, S., Hampshire, K. & Topalidou, S. (2006). The political culture of poaching: a case study from northern Greece. Biodiversity and conservation
- 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, K., Bell, S., Wallace, G. & Stepukonis, F. (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, K.R. (2002). Fulani on the move: seasonal economic migration in the Sahel as a social process. Journal of Development Studies 38(5): 15-36.
- Hampshire, K. (2002). Networks of nomads: negotiating access to health resources among pastoralist women in Chad. Social Science & Medicine 54(7): 1025-1037.
- Hampshire, K.R. & Smith, M.T. (2001). Consanguineous Marriage among the Fulani of Burkina Faso. Human Biology 73(4): 597-603.
- Hampshire, K. & Randall, S.C. (2000). Pastoralists, Agropastoralists and Migrants: Interactions Between Fertility and Mobility in Northern Burkina Faso. Population Studies 54: 247-262.
- Hampshire, K. & Randall, S.C. (1999). Seasonal Labour Migration Strategies in the Sahel: Coping with Poverty or Optimising Security? International Journal of Population Geography 5: 367-385.
- Brown, D., Napthine, D. & Hampshire, K. (2010). Evaluate and evolve. Arts Professional (222): 6-7.
Department of Anthropology
Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing
- 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
- Development Media International, Burkina Faso
- Hasselt University, Belgium
- University of Cape Coast, Ghana
- University of Gondar, Ethiopia
- University of Malawi
- World Health Organisation, Geneva
- 2012: The impact of mobile phones on young people's lives and life chances in sub-Saharan Africa: a three country study to inform policy and practice, ESRC-DFID 2012-2015.
- 2009: Child mobility – moving forward. Leverhulme Study Abroad Fellowship, £19,500.
- 2008: Sing Up – the impacts of singing programmes for young people on social connectedness and well-being. Arts council for England, £10,000, PI.
- 2006: British Pakistani Moslems, infertility and the New Reproductive Technologies, ESRC project grant: £150,000, CI (PI = Bob Simpson)
- 2006: Children, transport and mobility in Sub-Saharan Africa: developing a child-centred evidence base to improve policy and change thinking across Africa. ESRC/DFID project grant: £228,000, CI (PI = Gina Porter)
- 2005: Social resilience and coping among young Liberian refugees in Ghana. Nuffield Small Grants for Social Sciences, £9880.
- 2005: Social resilience and coping among young Liberian refugees in Ghana. Nuffield Small Grants for Social Sciences, £9880.
- 2000: HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE RESEARCH PROJECT (£9450.00 from Sitara)