BSAC Spring Conference & AGM

Effective Antimicrobial Management: The What, Why & How

16-17 May 2024

QEII Conference Centre London & online

Professor Clare Chandler, Professor of Medical Anthropology, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Clare Chandler (PhD) is a medical anthropologist whose portfolio of work connects practices, technologies and policies of health, health care and health research. She has worked on a range of health challenges including malaria, Ebola, multimorbidity, urban health, One Health and antimicrobial resistance. Her work is typically collaborative, with scholars from other disciplines as well as with other anthropologists, and cross-sectoral including animal health and agriculture as well as human health. She was co-founding Director of the LSHTM Antimicrobial Resistance Centre, which works to inspire innovation through interdisciplinary engagements and she has led the Anthropology of Antimicrobial Resistance research group at the LSHTM since 2017, bringing critical social scholarship to global health topics including drug resistance. Clare’s research is primarily ethnographic but also incorporates historical, epidemiological and interventional approaches. She has traced the roles of different antimicrobials, diagnostics and disease framings across contexts from the domestic to healthcare to policy spheres. Her long term research has taken place in Uganda and Tanzania and she has also led studies in Ghana, Nigeria, Cameroon, Sierra Leone, Malawi, Zimbabwe, India, Cambodia, Thailand, Myanmar and the United Kingdom. She has a keen interest in capacity strengthening and transnational research arrangements. She has been appointed as an expert advisor on multiple governmental, inter-governmental, funding and research committees. She serves on numerous professional bodies internationally.