Short CV/Education and training

  • 1978 – 1980
    Volunteer teacher, Western Province, Kenya

  • 1980 – 1981

  • 1981 – 1984

  • 1984 – 1987
    Librarian of the African Studies Centre, University of Cambridge and part-time supervisor Department of Social Anthropology, University of Cambridge

  • 1987
    Research Affiliate of the African Studies Institute, University of Zambia undertaking research on 'poverty in Lusaka' (funded by the British Academy)

  • 1987 – 1989
    ODA Associate Professional Officer (Social Development); from February 1988 based at Lumle Agricultural Centre, Nepal

  • 1989 – 1993
    Senior Social Anthropologist in the MRC/ODA Research Programme on AIDS in Uganda and Honorary Research Fellow London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

  • 1993 – 1999
    Social Anthropologist, Natural Resources Institute, ODA (providing inputs to a range of different projects)

  • 1994 – 1996
    Socio-economics Adviser to the Nepal-UK Forestry Research Project II (ODA), Forest Research and Survey Centre, Kathmandu, Nepal

  • 1996 – 2000
    Social Development Adviser, DFID-India, Rural Development Group, New Delhi

  • 2000 – 2005
    Lecturer in Gender and Development, School of Development Studies, University of East Anglia and member of the Overseas Development Group (ODG)

  • 2005 – 2010
    Senior Lecturer in Gender and Development, School of Development Studies, University of East Anglia and member of the Overseas Development Group (ODG)

  • Since 2008
    Head of Social Science Programme, MRC/UVRI Uganda Research Unit on AIDS (on partial secondment from UEA)

  • 2010 – 2014
    Professor of International Development, School of International Development, University of East Anglia

  • Since 2014
    Professor of Anthropology and Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Selected publications

Recent book

  • Seeley, Janet, HIV and East Africa: thirty years in the shadow of an epidemic. Routledge, Abingdon, UK (2014) (pbk 2015)

Selected recent peer reviewed papers

  • Watts, C. and J. Seeley (2014). "Addressing gender inequality and intimate partner violence as critical barriers to an effective HIV response in sub-Saharan Africa" Journal of the International AIDS Society 17(1).

  • Bernays, S., J. Seeley, T. Rhodes and Z. Mupambireyi (2015). "What am I 'living' with? Growing up with HIV in Uganda and Zimbabwe." Sociology of Health and Illness 37(2): 270-283.

  • Barnett, T., G. Fournie, S. Gupta and J. Seeley (2015). "Some considerations concerning the challenge of incorporating social variables into epidemiological models of infectious disease transmission." Global Public Health 10(4): 438-448.

  • Schatz E. and J. Seeley (2015) Gender, aging and carework in East and Southern Africa: A review. Global Public Health; (ahead-of-print).

  • Rutakumwa, R., M. Mbonye, T. Kiwanuka, D. Bagiire and J. Seeley (2015). "Why do men often not use condoms in their relationships with casual sexual partners in Uganda?" Culture, Health and Sexuality. 17(10): 1237-1250.

  • Russell, S., F. Zalwango, S. Namukwaya, J. Katongole, R. Muhumuza and J. Seeley (2015). Antiretroviral therapy and changing patterns of stigmatisation in Entebbe, Uganda. Sociology of Health and Illness. (ahead of print)

  • Seeley, J. (2015). "Microfinance and HIV prevention." Review of African Political Economy 42(145): 488-496.

  • Negin, J., L. Geddes, M. Brennan-Ing, M. Kuteesa, S. Karpiak and J. Seeley (2015). "Sexual Behavior of Older Adults Living with HIV in Uganda." Archives of Sexual Behavior (ahead-of-print)

  • Nnko, S., D. Bukenya, B. B. Kavishe, S. Biraro, R. Peck, S. Kipiga, H. Grosskurth and J. Seeley (2015). "Chronic Diseases in North-West Tanzania and Southern Uganda. Public Perceptions of Terminologies, Aetiologies, Symptoms and Preferred Management." PLOS One. e0142194.

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Fellow of the Economic and Social Research Council Peer Review College


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