Dr Kevin Deane, PhD, MSc, BA, FHEA
Lecturer in Global Public Health
Kevin Deane joined the Centre for Global Public Health, as a lecturer, in May 2018 from the University of Northampton where he was Senior Lecturer in International Development from August 2013 to May 2018. He holds a PhD in Economics from SOAS, University of London, and a MSc in Development Economics. Kevin’s 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. He also has an interest in qualitative research methods and teaching political economy. Kevin has significant undergraduate and postgraduate teaching experience, and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Kevin is the Programme Director of the MSc Global Public Health DBL programme, which launched in September 2018.
He leads on the following DBL modules:
- Health Inequalities and the State of Global Health (co-lead with Jen Randall)
- Critical Health Economics
- Dissertation module
He contributes to the following on-campus modules and guest lectures:
- Anthropology and Global Health
- Gender, Sexuality and Health
- Health Inequalities and the Social Determinants of Health
- Migrants, Inequality and the Cultural Politics of Health
Kevin also supervises undergraduate, iBSc and postgraduate dissertations.
Kevin’s 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. He also has an interest in qualitative research methods and teaching political economy.
Current research activities include completing publications for a project funded by the British Academy/Leverhulme trust on barriers towards HIV testing amongst wealthy men in Tanzania (with Joyce Wamoyi, Samwel Mgunga and John Changalucha of the National Institute of Medical Research, Tanzania).
Kevin is currently working on a BHIVA-funded study exploring the acceptability of offering rapid antiretroviral therapy to people living with HIV in East London (PI Rageshri Dhairyawan, Barts Health NHS Trust), and a project (with David Musoke and Sarah Nalinya, Makerere University, Uganda) exploring alternative interventions for Malaria.
Kevine (with Elisa van Waeyenberge, SOAS) has also edited a new textbook published in April 2020 titled ‘Recharting the History of Economic Thought’. This textbook takes and innovate, thematic approach to the subject with the aim of promoting pluralist economics education: https://www.macmillanihe.com/page/detail/recharting-the-history-of-economic-thought-kevin-deane/?sf1=barcode&st1=9781137605245
Deane, K., J.Wamoyi, S.Mgunga and J.Changalucha (2019). "Why Me? Challenges Associated With Recruiting Participants for a Study Focusing on “Wealthy Men”: Reflections From Fieldwork Conducted in Tanzania." International Journal of Qualitative Methods, https://doi.org/10.1177/1609406919849318
Deane, K, S. Stevano and D. Johnston (2019), Employers’ responses to the HIV epidemic in sub-Saharan Africa: revisiting the evidence, Development Policy Review, Vol. 37, No.2, pp 245-259
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
Kevin is 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
- Critical perspectives on:
- Cash Transfers and Health
- Microfinance and Health
- Political economy approaches to understanding health issues in sub-Saharan Africa
Current PhD Students:
Cresencia Uleme (University of Northampton), “Slum Upgrading and the Rental Housing Sector: A study of landlord-tenant relationships in a Lagos (Nigeria) slum”, submitted January 2020
Daniel Nyato (Queen Mary), working title “Understanding the influence of increasing persecution and hostility on delivery of and access to HIV services among men who have sex with men in Tanzania”, commenced October 2019, https://wellcome.ac.uk/grant-funding/people-and-projects/grants-awarded/understanding-influence-increasing-persecution-and