Blizard Institute - Barts and The London

Dr Kevin Deane, PhD, MSc, BA, FHEA

Kevin

Lecturer in Global Public Health

Email: k.deane@qmul.ac.uk

Profile

I am a lecturer in Global Public Health in the Global Public Health Unit, Centre for Primary Care and Public Health. I joined the Global Public Health Unit in May 2018 from the University of Northampton where I was Senior Lecturer in International Development from August 2013 to May 2018. I have a PhD in Economics from SOAS, University of London, and a MSc in Development Economics.  My research interests focus on the social determinants and political economy of health, primarily with an application to the HIV epidemic in Eastern and Southern Africa. I also have an interest in qualitative research methods and teaching political economy. I have significant undergraduate and postgraduate teaching experience, and am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Teaching

I am the Programme co-coordinator of the MSc Global Public Health DBL programme.

Topics for PhD Supervision

I am open to supervising PhD students on the following topics:

  • Any aspect of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in East and Southern Africa that takes a social science/political economy perspective. For example:
    • The role of Poverty/Wealth in the epidemic
    • Gender and Women’s Economic Empowerment
    • Inequalities in access to treatment
    • Living and Working with HIV
    • The Economic and Social impact of the epidemic
    • Migration
  • Critical perspectives on:
    • Cash Transfers and Health
    • Microfinance and Health

Research

Research Interests:

My research interests focus on the social determinants and political economy of health, primarily with an application to the HIV epidemic in Eastern and Southern Africa. I also have an interest in qualitative research methods and teaching political economy.

Recent research activity includes co-editing (with Deborah Johnston and Matteo Rizzo) a special issue of the Review of African Political Economy on the Political Economy of HIV, published in 2015, and new fieldwork conducted in Tanzania in 2017 for a project funded by the British Academy/Leverhulme trust on barriers towards HIV testing amongst wealthy men. This was a project conducted with Joyce Wamoyi, Samwel Mgunga and John Changalucha of the National Institute of Medical Research, Tanzania. We have presented some of our findings at the recent Association for Social Science and Humanities in HIV Conference, Amsterdam, July 2018, and are working on a number of new articles that will fully disseminate our findings.

Publications

Key Publications

Deane, K, S. Stevano and D. Johnston (forthcoming March 2019), Employers’ responses to the HIV epidemic in sub-Saharan Africa: revisiting the evidence, Development Policy Review 

Deane, K, P.S Ngalya, L. Boniface, G. Bulugu and M. Urassa (2018), Exploring the relationship between population mobility and HIV risk: Evidence from Tanzania, Global Public Health,  Vol.13, No.2, pp173-188

Deane, K and S. Stevano (2016), Towards a Political Economy of Research Assistants: Reflections from fieldwork in Tanzania and Mozambique, Qualitative Research, Vol. 16, No.2, pp. 213-228

Deane, K and J. Wamoyi (2015), Revisiting the Economics of Transactional Sex: Evidence from Tanzania, Review of African Political Economy, Special Issue on the Political Economy of HIV, Vol. 42, No.145, pp437-454

Long, D and K. Deane (2015), Wealthy and Healthy? New evidence on the relationship between wealth and HIV vulnerability in Tanzania, Review of African Political Economy, Special Issue on the Political Economy of HIV, Vol. 42, No.145, pp376-393