Medical Anthropology

Medical anthropologists study social, biosocial and cultural dimensions of health, illness and disease in specific communities, populations and institutional settings. 

Within medical anthropology there are a wide variety of theoretical approaches, ranging from those that focus mainly on the political economy of health to those informed by ecological and biosocial frameworks. 

Medical anthropologists at the University of Bristol have training in a diverse range of approaches and employ a variety of qualitative and quantitative methods in their work. They share a commitment to the use of ethnographic and anthropological perspectives in gathering and interpreting research findings and to the view that anthropology’s value in application to health-related research is not confined to its qualitative methods.

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If you have an anthropological background and would like to join the Group please contact the convenor on the people page.