|Professor in the Department of Anthropology|
|Member of the Centre for Visual Arts and Culture|
|Fellow of the Global Policy Institute|
|Fellow of the Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing|
Kate Hampshire is a Professor in the Anthropology Department at Durham University. She is a medical anthropologist and has been conducting fieldwork on health and well-being, mostly in Sub-Saharan Africa, since the mid-1990s.
Her current and recent projects include:
- Using Behavioural Game Theory and Ethnography to research health-related trust problems, with particular reference to pharmaceutical supply chains in Ghana and Tanzania (Wellcome Trust Funded, 2016-17, PI).
Building an evidence base to support and enhance community health workers’ (informal) use of mobile phones in Ghana, Malawi and Ethiopia (MRC funded, 2017-18, PI).
Using dogs to sniff out malaria in Gambia: proff of concept study (Gates Foundation funded, 2016-17, Co-I).
Developing national guidelines for mobile phone use in schools in Ghana and Malawi (Global Challenges Impact Acceleration Grant, 2016, Co-I)
Mobile phones and youth in Africa [Ghana, Malawi and South Africa] (DFID/ESRC funded, 2012-15, Co-I)
Children and mobility in Sub-Saharan Africa [Ghana, Malawi and South Africa] (DFID/ESRC-funded, 2006-10, Co-I)
Child mobility in Ghana: moving forward (Leverhulme, 2009-10, PI)
- Infertility among British Pakistanis (ESRC-funded, 2006-10, CI)
- Critical medical anthropology
- pastoralists and other mobile populations
- livelihoods, poverty and food security
- child and adolescent health
- digital technologies and health
- pharmaceuticals and other medicines
- trust, uncertainty and risk
- Sub-Saharan Africa (especially West Africa)
- Infertility and the New Reproductive Technologies among British Pakistani Moslems
- Integrated Management of European Wetlands
- Social resilience among young Liberians
- South Bank Health and Social Needs Project
- 2020: Analysis and Publication of WHO Research Data on Substandard & Falsified medicines WT: 493265(£19029.02 from World Health Organisation)
- 2020: Gabapentinoid & Opioid Tapering Toolbox (GOTT)(£10000.00 from ESRC Centre for Social and Economic Research on Innovation in Genomics (INNOGEN))
- 2020: Strengthening private-sector medicine systems to tackle the persistence of poor-quality medicines in Africa: a proof-of-concept study(£180515.49 from )
- 2019: Effectiveness of CHWs(£36733.00 from )
- 2018: Building an evidence base to support and enhance community health workers' (informal) use of mobile phones in Ghana, Malawi and Ethiopia(£191800.00 from )
- 2016: Trust, risk and uncertainty in medicinal transactions in Sub-Saharan Africa: Integrating Behavioural Game Theory and Ethnography to develop a robust analytical framework to address a major global public health challenge(£48474.00 from Wellcome Trust)
- 2012: The impact of mobile phones on young people's lives and life chances in sub-Saharan Africa: a three country study to inform policy and practice, ESRC-DFID 2012-2015.
- 2009: Child Mobility: Moving Forward(£19806.00 from The Leverhulme Trust)
- 2000: HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE RESEARCH PROJECT(£9450.00 from Sitara)
- Porter, G., Hampshire, K., Abane, A., Munthali, A., Robson, A. & Mashiri, M. (2017). Young People’s Daily Mobilities in Sub-Saharan Africa: Moving Young Lives. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
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- Hampshire, K., Porter, G. Kilpatrick, K. Kyei, P., Adjaloo, M. & Oppong, G. (2011). Bridging the Child Right gap in a refugee context: survival strategies and impact on inter-generational relations. In Children’s rights in Ghana: reality or rhetoric?. Ame, R., Agbenyiga, D. & Apt, N. Lexington. 59-73.
- Hampshire, K., Porter, G., Kilpatrick, K., Kyei, P., Adjaloo, M. & Oppong, G. (2011). The search for belonging: youth identities and transitions to adulthood in an African refugee context. In Geographies of Children, Youth and Families. Holt, L. Routledge. 83-94.
- Casiday, R., Hampshire, K., Panter-Brick, C. & Kilpatrick, K. (2010). Responses to a food crisis and child malnutrition in the Nigerien Sahel. In Human Diet and Nutrition in Biocultural Perspective. Moffat, T. Berghahn. 152-170.
- Hampshire, K.R. & Randall, S.C. (2004). People are a resource: Demography and livelihoods in Sahelian Fulbe of Burkina Faso. In Rural Resources and Local Livelihoods in Africa. Homewood, K. James Currey and Wisconsin UP. 123-136.
- Hampshire, K. (2003). The Fulani. In Encyclopedia of Medical Anthropology. New York: Kluwer. 2: 656-664.
- Hampshire, K.R. (2001). The impact of male migration on fertility decisions and outcomes among the Fulani of Burkina Faso. In Managing Reproductive Life. Tremayne, S. Oxford: Berghahn. 107-126.
- Hampshire, K.R. & Randall, S.C. (2000). Fulani Fertility Differentials in Northern Burkina Faso. In Propects of Patoralism in West Africa. Hoffman, I. Geissen: Tropeninstitut, Reihe I (Symposium) Band 25. 11-126.
- Hampshire, K. (2000). Acces au Soins de Sante aux Femmes Nomades du Tchad. In Reflections pour une Meilleure Prise en Charge de la Sante en Milieu Nomade au Tchad. Wyss, K. & Zinsstag, J. Abidjan: Sempira. 8: 92-107.
- Hampshire, K. & Randall, S.C. (1998). Pauvrete et Migration Saisonniere chez les Peulhs du Sahel Burkinabe. In Crises, Pauvrete et Changements Demographiques dans les Pays du Sud. Gendrau, F. Paris: Editions Estem.
- Hampshire, K. & Simpson, R. (2015). Assisted Reproductive Technologies in the Third Phase: Global Encounters and Emerging Moral Worlds. Fertility, Reproduction and Sexuality, Volume 31. New York: Berghahn Books.
- Porter, G., Townsend, J. & Hampshire, K. (2012). Children as knowledge producers. Children’s Geographies, 10 (2): Routledge.
- Hampshire, Kate, Mariwah, Simon, Amoako-Sakyi, Daniel & Hamill, Heather (2022). "It is very difficult in this business if you want to have a good conscience": pharmaceutical governance and on-the-ground ethical labour in Ghana. Global Bioethics 33(1): 103 - 121.
- Ahmed, Sonia, Chase, Liana E., Wagnild, Janelle, Akhter, Nasima, Sturridge, Scarlett, Clarke, Andrew, Chowdhary, Pari, Mukami, Diana, Kasim, Adetayo & Hampshire, Kate (2022). Community health workers and health equity in low- and middle-income countries: systematic review and recommendations for policy and practice. International Journal for Equity in Health 21(1): 49.
- Fothergill-Misbah, Natasha, Moffatt, Suzanne, Mwithiga, Hellen, Hampshire, Kate & Walker, Richard (2021). The role of support groups in the management of Parkinson’s disease in Kenya: Sociality, information and legitimacy. Global Public Health
- Fothergill-Misbah, Natasha, Walker, Richard, Kwasa, Judith, Hooker, Juzar & Hampshire, Kate (2021). “Old people problems”, uncertainty and legitimacy: Challenges with diagnosing Parkinson's disease in Kenya. Social Science & Medicine 282: 114148.
- Abane, Albert Machistey, Mariwah, Simon, Owusu, Samuel Asiedu, Kasim, Adetayo, Robson, Elsbeth & Hampshire, Kate (2021). Mobile phone use and the welfare of community health nurses in Ghana: An analysis of unintended costs. World Development Perspectives 23: 100317.
- Hamill, Heather, David-Barrett, Elizabeth, Mwanga, Joseph Rogathe, Mshana, Gerry & Hampshire, Kate (2021). Monitoring, reporting and regulating medicine quality: tensions between theory and practice in Tanzania. BMJ Global Health 6(Supplement 3): e003043, 1-8.
- Hampshire, Kate, Mwase-Vuma, Tawonga, Alemu, Kassahun, Abane, Albert, Munthali, Alister, Awoke, Tadesse, Mariwah, Simon, Chamdimba, Elita, Owusu, Samuel Asiedu, Robson, Elsbeth, Castelli, Michele, Shkedy, Ziv, Shawa, Nicholas, Abel, Jane & Kasim, Adetayo (2021). Informal mhealth at scale in Africa: Opportunities and challenges. World Development 140: 105257.
- Mariwah, Simon, Machistey Abane, Albert, Asiedu Owusu, Samuel, Kasim, Adetayo, Robson, Elsbeth, Castelli, Michele & Hampshire, Kate (2022). Formalising ‘informal’ mHealth in Ghana: Opportunities and challenges for Universal Health Coverage (UHC). Global Public Health 17(5): 768-781.
- Roxburgh, Heather, Hampshire, Kate, Tilley, Elizabeth A, Oliver, David M & Quilliam, Richard S (2020). Being shown samples of composted, granulated faecal sludge strongly influences acceptability of its use in peri-urban subsistence agriculture. Resources, Conservation & Recycling: X 7: 100041.
- Hampshire, Kate, Kaliwo, Tamandani, Tilley, Elizabeth A., Oliver, David M. & Quilliam, Richard S. (2020). Power, danger, and secrecy – a socio-cultural examination of menstrual waste management in urban Malawi. PLoS ONE 15(6): e0235339.
- Houghton, Lauren C., Troisi, Rebecca, Sommer, Marni, Katki, Hormuzd A., Booth, Mark, Choudhury, Osul A. & Hampshire, Kate R. (2020). “I’m Not A Freshi” Culture Shock, Puberty and Growing Up As British-Bangladeshi Girls. Social Science & Medicine 258: 113058.
- Owusu, Samuel Asiedu, Owusu, Rebecca Asiedu & Hampshire, Kate (2021). Maternal and Non-maternal Caregivers’ Practices in Drug Administration to Children during Illness. Child Care in Practice 27(3): 295-309.
- Hamill, Heather, Hampshire, Kate, Mariwah, Simon, Amoako-Sakyi, Daniel, Kyei, Abigail & Castelli, Michele (2019). Managing uncertainty in medicine quality in Ghana: The cognitive and affective basis of trust in a high-risk, low-regulation context. Social Science & Medicine 234: 112369.
- Porter, Gina, Hampshire, Kate, Abane, Albert, Munthali, Alister, Robson, Elsbeth, De Lannoy, Ariane, Tanle, Augustine & Owusu, Samuel (2020). Mobile phones, gender, and female empowerment in sub-Saharan Africa: studies with African youth. Information Technology for Development 26(1): 180-193.
- Ackland, G, Chattoe-Brown, E, Hamill, H, Hampshire, K, Mariwah,S & Mshana, G (2019). The Role of Trust in a Self-Organizing Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Model with Variable Drug Quality and Imperfect Information. Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation 22(2): 5.
- Kasstan, B, Hampshire, K Guest, C Logan, JG, Pinder,M Williams, K D'Alessandro, U & Lindsay, SW (2019). Sniff and tell: the feasibility of using bio-detection dogs as a mobile diagnostic intervention for asymptomatic malaria in sub-Saharan Africa. Journal of Biosocial Science 51(3): 436-443.
- Porter, Gina & Hampshire, Kate (2018). Youth livelihoods in the cellphone era: perspectives from urban Africa. Journal of International Development 30(4): 539-558.
- Hampshire, Kate, Hamill, Heather, Mariwah, Simon, Mwanga, Joseph & Amoako-Ksakyi, Daniel (2017). The application of Signalling Theory to health-related trust problems: The example of herbal clinics in Ghana and Tanzania. Social Science & Medicine 188: 109-118.
- Mariwah, Simon, Hampshire, Kate & Owusu-Antwi, Constance (2017). Getting a foot on the sanitation ladder: user satisfaction and willingness to pay for improved public toilets in Accra, Ghana. Journal of Water Sanitation and Hygiene for Development 7(3): 528-534.
- Hampshire, K., Porter, G., Mariwah, S., Munthali, A., Robson, E., Owusu, S.A., Abane, A. & Milner, J. (2017). Who bears the cost of ‘informal mhealth’? Health-workers’ mobile phone practices and associated political-moral economies of care in Ghana and Malawi. Health Policy and Planning 32(1): 34-42.
- Hampshire, Kate, Porter, Gina, Owusu, Samuel Asiedu, Mariwah, Simon, Abane, Albert, Robson, Elsbeth, Munthali, Alister, DeLannoy, Ariane, Bango, Andisiwe, Gunguluza, Nwabisa & Milner, James (2015). Informal m-health: How are young people using mobile phones to bridge healthcare gaps in Sub-Saharan Africa? Social Science and Medicine 142: 90-99.
- Porter, G., Hampshire, K., Milner, J., Munthali, A., Robson, E., De Lannoy, A., Bango, A., Gunguluza, N., Mashiri, M., Tanle, A. & Abane, A. (2016). Mobile phones and education in sub-Saharan Africa: from youth practice to public policy. Journal of International Development 28(1): 22-39.
- Porter, G., Hampshire, K., Abane, A., Munthali, A., Robson, E., Bango, A., de Lannoy, A., Gunguluza, N., Tanle, A., Owusu, S. & Milner, J. (2015). Intergenerational relations and the power of the cell phone: perspectives on young people’s phone usage in Sub-Saharan Africa. Geoforum 64: 37-46.
- Hornby-Turner, Y.C., Hampshire, K.R. & Pollard, T.M. (2014). A comparison of physical activity and sedentary behaviour in 9-11 year old British Pakistani and White British girls: a mixed methods study. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 11: 74.
- Hampshire, Kate, Porter, Gina, Agblorti, Samuel, Robson, Elsbeth, Munthali, Alister & Abane, Albert (2015). Context matters: fostering, orphanhood and schooling in Sub-Saharan Africa. Journal of Biosocial Science 47(02): 141-164.
- Porter, G., Hampshire, K., Dunn, C., Hall, R. Levesley, M., Burton, K., Robson,S., Abane, A., Blell, M. & Panther, J. (2013). Health impacts of pedestrian headloading: a review of the evidence with particular reference to women and children in sub-Saharan Africa. Social Science & Medicine 88: 90-97.
- Hampshire, K. & Owusu, S.A. (2013). Grandfathers, Google, and Dreams: Medical Pluralism, Globalization, and New Healing Encounters in Ghana. Medical Anthropology 32(3): 247.
- Robson, E., Porter, G., Hampshire, K. & Munthali, A. (2013). Heavy loads – children’s burdens of water carrying in Malawi. Waterlines 32(1): 23.
- Hampshire, K., Blell, M., Iqbal, N. & Simpson, B. (2014). The interview as narrative ethnography: seeking and shaping connections in qualitative research. International Journal of Social Research Methodology 17(3): 215-231.
- Mariwah, S., Hampshire, K. & Kasim, A. (2012). The impact of gender and physical environment on the handwashing behaviour of university students in Ghana. Tropical Medicine & International Health 17(4): 447-454.
- Hampshire, K., Porter, G., Owusu, S. Mariwah, S., Abane, A., Robson, E., Munthali, A., Mashiri, M., Maponya, G. & Bourdillon, M. (2012). Taking the long view: temporal considerations in the ethics of children’s research activity and knowledge production. Children's Geographies 10(2): 219.
- Hampshire, K., Blell, M. & Simpson, B. (2012). Navigating new socio-demographic landscapes: using anthropological demography to understand the ‘persistence’ of high and early fertility among British Pakistanis. European Journal of Population / Revue européenne de Démographie 28(1): 39-63.
- Porter, G. Hampshire, K., Abane, A., Munthali, A., Robson, E., Mashiri, M., Tanle, A., Maponya, G. & Dube, S. (2012). Child porterage and Africa’s transport gap: evidence from Ghana, Malawi and South Africa. World development 40(10): 2136-2154.
- Hampshire, K.R., Blell, M.T. & Simpson, B. (2012). ‘Everybody is moving on’ Infertility, relationality and the aesthetics of family among British-Pakistani Muslims. Social Science & Medicine 74(7): 1045-1052.
- Porter, G., Hampshire, K., Munthali, A. & Robson, E. (2011). Mobility, surveillance and control of children and young people in the everyday: perspectives from sub-Saharan Africa. Surveillance and Society 9(1/2): 114-131.
- Porter, G., Hampshire, K., Abane, A., Tanle, A., Esia-Donkoh, K., Amoako S., Agblorti, R. & Owusu, S. (2011). Mobility, education and livelihood trajectories for young people in rural Ghana: a gender perspective. Children's Geographies 9(3-4): 395-410.
- Hampshire, K., Porter, G. & Abane, A. (2011). Guest editorial: children’s mobility in Ghana. Society, Biology and Human Affairs 76(1): v-xi.
- Hampshire, K., Porter, G., Owusu, S.A., Tanle, A. & Abane, A. (2011). Out of the reach of children? Young people’s health-seeking practices and agency in Africa’s newly-emerging therapeutic landscapes. Social Science & Medicine 73(5): 702-710.
- Hampshire, K., Porter, G., Mashiri, M., Dube, S. & Maponya, G. (2011). Proposing love on the way to school: daily mobility, sexuality and youth transitions in South Africa. Culture, Health and Sexuality 13(2): 217-231.
- Hampshire, K. & Matthijsse, M. (2010). Can arts projects improve young people’s wellbeing? A social capital approach. Social Science & Medicine 71(4): 708-716.
- Porter, G., Hampshire, K., Mashiri, M., Dube, S. & Maponya, G. (2010). ‘Youthscapes’ and escapes in rural Africa: education, mobility and livelihood trajectories for young people in Eastern Cape, South Africa. Journal of International Development 22(8): 1090-1101.
- Porter, G., Hampshire, K., Abane, A., Munthali, A., Robson, E., Mashiri, M. & Maponya, G. (2010). Where dogs, ghosts and lions roam: learning from mobile ethnographies on the journey to school. Children's Geographies 8(2): 91-105.
- Porter, G., Hampshire, K., Abane, A., Robson, E., Munthali, A., Mashiri, M. & Tanle, A. (2010). Moving young lives: Mobility, immobility and inter-generational tensions in urban Africa. Geoforum 41(5): 796-804.
- Porter, G., Hampshire, K., Bourdillon, M., Robson, E., Munthali, A., Abane, A. & Mashiri, M. (2010). Children as Research Collaborators: Issues and Reflections from a Mobility Study in Sub-Saharan Africa. American Journal of Community Psychology 46(1-2): 215-227.
- Porter, Gina, Hampshire, Kate, Abane, Albert, Munthali, Alister, Robson, Elsbeth, Mashiri, Mac & Tanle, Augustine (2010). Youth transport, mobility and security in sub-Saharan Africa: the gendered journey to school. World Transport Policy and Practice 16(1): 51-71.
- Robson, E., Porter, G., Hampshire, K. & Bourdillon, M. (2009). ‘Doing it right?’ working with young researchers in Malawi to investigate children, transport and mobility. Children's Geographies 7(4): 467-480.
- Hampshire, K., Panter-Brick, C., Kilpatrick, K. & Casiday, R. (2009). Saving lives, preserving livelihoods: Understanding risk, decision-making and child health in a food crisis. Social Science and Medicine 68(4): 758-765.
- Hampshire, K., Casiday, R., Kilpatrick, K. & Panter-Brick, C. (2009). The social context of childcare practices and child malnutrition in Niger’s recent food crisis. Disasters 33(1): 132-151.
- Porter, Gina Hampshire, Kate, Kyei, Peter, Adjaloo, Michael Rapoo, George & Kilpatrick, Kate (2008). Linkages between livelihood opportunities and refugee-host relations: learning from the experiences of Liberian camp-based refugees in Ghana. Journal of Refugee Studies 21(2): 230-252.
- Bell, S., Hampshire, K. & Tonder, M. (2008). Person, Place and Knowledge in the Conservation of the Saimaa Ringed Seal. Society and Natural Resources 21(4): 277-293.
- Hampshire, K., Porter, G. Kilpatrick, K., Kyei, P., Adjaloo, M. & Oppong, G. (2008). Liminal spaces: changing inter-generational relations among long-term Liberian refugees in Ghana. Human Organization 67(1): 25-36.
- Mshana, G, Hampshire, K, Panter-Brick, C & Walker, R (2008). Urban-rural contrasts in explanatory models and treatment-seeking behaviours for stroke in Tanzania. Journal of Biosocial Science 40(1): 35-52.
- Bell, S., Hampshire, K. & Topalidou, S. (2007). The Political Culture of Poaching: A case study from Northern Greece. Biodiversity and Conservation 16(2): 399-418.
- Coast, E., Hampshire, K. & Randall, S. (2007). Disciplining Anthropological Demography. Demographic Research 16: 493-517.
- Hampshire, K.R. (2006). Flexibility in Domestic Organisation and Seasonal Migration among the Fulani of Northern Burkina Faso. Africa 76(3): 402-426.
- Bell, S., Hampshire, K. & Topalidou, S. (2006). The political culture of poaching: a case study from northern Greece. Biodiversity and conservation
- Hampshire, K., Hills, E. & Iqbal, N. (2005). Power relations in participatory research and community development: a case study from northern England. Human Organization 64(4): 340-349.
- Hampshire, K., Bell, S., Wallace, G. & Stepukonis, F. (2004). 'Real' poachers and predators: shades of meaning in local understandings of threats to fisheries. Society & Natural Resources 17(4): 305-318.
- Hampshire, K.R. (2003). What is 'Safe Motherhood'? Insiders' and Outsiders' Percpetions of Maternal Health among Chadian Pastoralists. Genus LIX(Nos 3-4): 159-180.
- Hampshire, K.R. (2002). Fulani on the move: seasonal economic migration in the Sahel as a social process. Journal of Development Studies 38(5): 15-36.
- Hampshire, K. (2002). Networks of nomads: negotiating access to health resources among pastoralist women in Chad. Social Science & Medicine 54(7): 1025-1037.
- Hampshire, K.R. & Smith, M.T. (2001). Consanguineous Marriage among the Fulani of Burkina Faso. Human Biology 73(4): 597-603.
- Hampshire, K. & Randall, S.C. (2000). Pastoralists, Agropastoralists and Migrants: Interactions Between Fertility and Mobility in Northern Burkina Faso. Population Studies 54: 247-262.
- Hampshire, K. & Randall, S.C. (1999). Seasonal Labour Migration Strategies in the Sahel: Coping with Poverty or Optimising Security? International Journal of Population Geography 5: 367-385.
- Brown, D., Napthine, D. & Hampshire, K. (2010). Evaluate and evolve. Arts Professional (222): 6-7.