Biography

Steve is a social scientist with 16 years research experience on health and health policy-related issues, and on related questions of poverty, livelihoods, and policy implementation.  He holds a PhD in Health Policy from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London (2001) and an MA in Development Studies from UEA (1993).  He lived in Sri Lanka for 5 years, where he has conducted research on treatment seeking behaviour, illness costs and related household coping strategies, the links between illness and poverty, and health sector reform.

His recent research focuses on social aspects of HIV and AIDS, and in particular people’s management of HIV as a chronic condition when taking antiretroviral therapy (ART).  Using social and psychological frameworks, the research examines people’s adaptive strategies, their self-management, their work to rebuild lives and livelihoods, and to regain order and control.   This work started in rural Uganda in 2005 on a project funded by the Centers for Disease Control, and in 2010 Steve won an ESRC grant to extend the work in Entebbe, Uganda (working in collaboration with the MRC), using both qualitative and quantitative methods to explore people’s self-management on ART and mental and physical health outcomes.

Steve is a founder member of the HIV & Development Group at UEA (HIV UEA)

CV and Experience 

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