Helen Lambert

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Helen Lambert (D.Phil.) is Reader in Medical Anthropology in the School of Social and Community Medicine at the University of Bristol. She has conducted extensive ethnographic, historical and multidisciplinary research in India and the UK. Her long-term work focuses on popular therapeutics, treatment-seeking and the pasts, presents and futures of medical plurality in India. Much of her other research has been at the interface between the social and medical sciences and she has published extensively on HIV prevention and sexual health in India, suicide and social networks in UK, and notions of ‘evidence’ in medicine, public health and anthropology. She has also worked on large-scale health research capacity-building programmes in both Africa and South Asia. She is currently the ESRC’s Research Champion on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) (http://www.bristol.ac.uk/amr-champ/), leading initiatives to highlight the importance of social science research evidence in tackling AMR globally and to engage social scientists in collaborative AMR research. She is  also leading a large collaborative project on Pathways to Antibiotic Use in China.  http://www.bristol.ac.uk/social-community-medicine/people/person/helen-s-lambert/overview.html