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Founding Member
UN-FRAMED ThinkTankFounding Member
Jan. 2017Cambridge, United KingdomThe aim of UN-FRAMED is to develop and articulate transcultural and interdisciplinary practices, providing a theoretical and hands on platform for practitioners from various arts and non-artistic disciplines, as well as from different cultures, It brings together artists, researchers, architects, scientists and entrepreneurs, from British and non British backgrounds, who are interested in stepping beyond the boundaries of their own discipline and cultural references to discover new ways of working. URL: http://30bird.org/blog/unframed/
Consultant and Cultural Strategist
FreelanceConsultant and Cultural Strategist
May. 2005Patient Centricity; Higher Education; Mental Health; Global Health
Associate Professor
SOAS University of LondonAssociate Professor
Sep. 2017-Director of MA degree in Medical Anthropology and Mental Health: leading administrative and academic implementation of the degree and the pastoral care of the students. -Teaching, supervising, mentoring, and pastoral care of undergraduate, postgraduate, and PhD students - URL: https://www.soas.ac.uk/staff/staff124570.php
Faculty Member; Behavioural Sciences Consortium (BSC), Patient Centricity Division
Astellas PharmaFaculty Member; Behavioural Sciences Consortium (BSC), Patient Centricity Division
Mar. 2022https://www.astellas.com/us/patient-focus/patient-centricity/behavioral-science-consortium-bsc
Assistant Professor in Medical Anthropology
King's College LondonAssistant Professor in Medical Anthropology
Sep. 2012 - Aug. 2017London, United KingdomMember of the team developing the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine (founded 2012). In this role, and as a member of a small team of interdisciplinary scholars, I played a key role in the creation of a new interdisciplinary department and its degree programmes by setting pedagogical and research agendas, designing and implementing the curricula and course content for a novel undergraduate degree in Global Health and Social Medicine (first of its kind in Europe), while teaching, mentoring, supervising, and fulfilling administrative duties as the Department’s Study Abroad Tutor, Director of the Study Abroad Programme, Director of International Partnerships and Exchanges, Chair of the Undergraduate Exam Board, and Chair of the Research Group Culture, Medicine, Power (CMP). I created a two-way Study Abroad Programme for undergraduate students, by establishing new strategic partnerships with international partners and universities including Johns Hopkins University, UNC Chapel Hill, and University of Melbourne. I taught undergraduate and postgraduate courses in medical anthropology; social medicine; war and mental health; War, memory, and psychiatry, and supervised PhD students.
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Rice UniversityAdjunct Assistant Professor
Sep. 2010 - Sep. 2012
Assistant Professor
University of Texas Medical BranchAssistant Professor
Aug. 2010 - Jun. 2012Institute of Medical HumanitiesAssistant professor of medical anthropology at the Institute for Medical Humanities (IMH) at UTMB, part of a cohort of social scientists involved in the creation of a new track in Social Medicine. Teaching graduate-level courses including Introduction to Medical Anthropology, History and Anthropology of Psychiatry, Social Theory and Anthropological Research Methods with a Cross-Cultural focus on mental health and the Middle East. Teaching medical students at the School of Medicine, including courses in Humanities and Ethics Practicum (HEP). PhD and MD/PhD supervision.

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