Dr Rebecca King

Profile

Rebecca trained in Social Anthropology at the University of Cambridge. She worked for several years in the international development sector on livelihoods, food security and health programmes in South Asia and West Africa. For the past decade, Rebecca has worked as a Lecturer in International Health in the Nuffield Centre for International Health and Development. She has developed a portfolio of innovative research, which brings together her expertise in participatory community-based interventions, the importance of embedding approaches within the existing health infrastructure, and the critical need to address antibiotic misuse globally. She is the Principal Investigator on an ESRC-funded programme exploring the ways in which community dialogues can be embedded into the health system infrastructure to contribute to the prevention and control of antibiotic resistance in Bangladesh.

 Linked to this, she is also the Principal Investigator on a HEFCE-funded project to undertake a major district-wide survey exploring the use of antibiotics amongst humans and animals in rural settings in Bangladesh. She is also a Co-Investigator on an AHRC-MRC-funded study in Nepal, which explores the use of participatory community film making to address antibiotic misuse and she is a co-investigator on a Department for International Development-funded programme, COMDIS-HSD, which investigates the most effective ways to deliver health services in low- and middle-income countries. She previously worked on a large trial investigating the most effective ways to promote child survival through community-based interventions in an unstable environment. Rebecca has methodological expertise in applied qualitative health research in international health and has provided expert leadership on the qualitative components of approximately 30 projects in Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, China, Sierra Leone, Ghana, Swaziland, Zambia, Uganda, Mozambique and the UK. Rebecca teaches on a range of undergraduate and postgraduate modules and is interested in supervising students who are investigating areas around community engagement, antimicrobial resistance, and the socio-cultural context of health behaviours in low- and middle-income countries

 

 

 

Research interests

Rebecca is the Principal Investigator on an ESRC-funded programme exploring the ways in which community dialogues can be embedded into the health system infrastructure to contribute to the prevention and control of antibiotic resistance in Bangladesh. Linked to this, she is also the Principal Investigator on a HEFCE-funded project to undertake a major district-wide survey exploring the use of antibiotics amongst humans and animals in rural settings in Bangladesh.

Rebecca is a Co-Investigator on an AHRC-MRC-funded study in Nepal, which explores the use of participatory community film making to address antibiotic misuse.

Rebecca is a Co-investigator on a Department for International Development-funded programme, COMDIS-HSD, which investigates the most effective ways to deliver health services in low- and middle-income countries.

Qualifications

  • PhD Social Anthropology, University of Cambridge
  • BA Archaeology and Anthropology 1st class, University of Cambridge

Professional memberships

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, Feb 2013
  • Member of Royal Anthropological Institute, 2010

Student education

Rebecca teaches on a range of undergraduate and postgraduate modules and is interested in supervising students who are investigating areas around community engagement, antimicrobial resistance, and the socio-cultural context of health behaviours in low- and middle-income countries

Research groups and institutes

  • Leeds Institute of Health Sciences
  • International health research
  • Research at the Nuffield Centre of International Health and Development
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