BiographyChristopher J Colvin is an Associate Professor in UCT’s School of Public Health and Family Medicine where he heads the School’s Division of Social and Behavioural Sciences and is co-Director of the South African Social Science and HIV (SASH) Programme. He is a medical anthropologist with a PhD in socio-cultural anthropology from the University of Virginia and a Masters in Public Health in Epidemiology from the University of Cape Town. He also holds faculty appointments at Brown University and the University of Virginia.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
His research interests include men, masculinity and HIV; trauma, memory and subjectivity; community health activism, health citizenship and governance; qualitative evidence synthesis and its role in emerging forms of global health policymaking and practice; the role of harmonised health information systems in integrating community-based and health system-based services; and new pedagogies to improve training in community-based health research methods.