Partner Profiles

Angel Dillip

Angel Dillip, is a social scientist and epidemiologist with diverse academic and field experience in public health research. Angel holds a PhD in Epidemiology and Public Health from the University of Basel, Switzerland. She joined Ifakara Health Institute in 2006, since then she has been well involved in project design and, management, as well as …

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Chris Bunn

Chris is an applied sociologist who develops and evaluates practical, community-led solutions to health problems. He is passionate about working with cultural forms and has studied sports- and faith-based public health initiatives. In his career to date, Chris has contributed social science expertise to studies of diabetes (type 1, type 2 and gestational), weight management, …

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Cindy Gray

Cindy is a social scientist who aims to understand what makes people do the things they do, and why. She seeks to discover innovative ways to support people to improve their lifestyles (e.g. becoming more active, sitting less, eating better) and reduce their risk of ill health. Previous projects have involved: using football clubs to …

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Elson Kambalu

Elson Kambalu is a visual artist/curator/gallerist/film maker based in Lilongwe, Malawi. He is increasingly drawn to conceptual and participatory work and he is interested in listening to, sharing people’s stories, and creating works that stimulate debate. Elson has exhibited extensively, and his work has appeared on BBC, CNN, and numerous broadcasting houses across the world. He …

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Helen Todd

Helen is Executive Director of Arts and Global Health Center Africa Art and Global Health Center Africa (ArtGlo), an NGO in Zomba, Malawi that uses participatory arts-based approaches to ignite positive social change. Prior to joining ArtGlo, Helen served as Malawi Programme Manager for Global Health Corps, a fellowship programme aiming to build the next generation …

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Jason Gill

Jason Gill is Professor of Cardiometabolic Health in the Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences at the University of Glasgow. He leads an active multi-disciplinary research group investigating the effects of exercise and diet on the prevention and management of vascular and metabolic diseases from the molecular to the whole-body level. Major research interests include: …

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Jo Seth-Smith

Jo’s professional experience includes programme management of health education, gender equality and advocacy projects across the UK, EU and Southern Africa. Her most recent post as Head of Education at Theatre for a Change Malawi included writing, facilitating and training others to run highly interactive and creative sessions on sexual reproductive health and rights. Still …

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Jo Sharp

Jo Sharp is Professor of Geography at the University of Glasgow, with research interests in political, postcolonial and feminist geographies.  Her research has traced the ways in which different forms of knowledge are worked through institutions, whether this is the ways in which geopolitical knowledges are created through popular and political representations of the world, …

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John Lloyd Chipembere Lwanda

http://pamtondo.com; Where a little of Malawi meets the World in Scotland!   John Lloyd Chipembere Lwanda is a physician, social historian, researcher and writer who has lived and been educated in Zimbabwe, Malawi and Scotland. His Ph.D. was on the dynamics between culture, politics and medicine with reference to the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Malawi. John’s …

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Mia Perry

Dr. Mia Perry is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Education at the University of Glasgow. She works in the intersections of contemporary arts and cultural practices and formal and informal pedagogies. Mia marries a background in professional and educational arts practice with scholarship in post-critical theories, public pedagogies, and qualitative research methodologies. She …

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Molly Gilmour

Molly’s role as the Research Administrator for the Cultures and Bodies network comprises of support in both Communications and Financial coordination. Molly’s professional experience predominantly lies in Communications gained from her international work experience in the (I)NGO sector. Graduating with a MSc in Sociology Migration and Ethnic Studies, from the University of Amsterdam, Molly’s will begin her PhD studentship  in …

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Sally Mmanyi Mtenga

Dr. Sally Mmanyi Mtenga is a social scientist trained in Community Development (BSs) as well as in Medical Sociology (MA) and Epidemiology (PhD). Currently she is the project leader for the gender formative study that seek to contribute to the improvement of maternal and reproductive health among women and adolescent girls in rural Tanzania, partnering …

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Sharifa Abdulla

Sharifa Abdulla is a Malawian scholar and theatre for development practitioner holding a lecturer position with the University of Malawi, Chancellor College in the Department of Fine and performing Arts. She is currently a PhD research student at the University of Glasgow, school of education (looking at Culture, Community Arts and Health). Sharifa holds a …

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Stuart Gray

Dr Stuart Gray has wide ranging research interests. His main area of focus is in uncovering strategies to counteract the age related loss of muscle mass, known as sarcopenia, and associated metabolic disorders. This involves the development and testing of a wide range of lifestyle (exercise and nutrition) interventions. He also has a developing research …

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Zoë Strachan

Zoë Strachan is an award-winning novelist, short story writer and librettist who also dabbles in non-fiction and drama. She teaches on the postgraduate Creative Writing Programme at the University of Glasgow. For more information: www.zoestrachan.com @zoestrachan  

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