Department of Health, Ethics & Society
I am associate professor global health at Maastricht University at the Department of Health, Ethics & Society and member of the interfaculty Maastricht Centre for Global Health Research and Training. I am a social scientist with a particular interest in how new technologies and interventions for global health challenges (such as tuberculosis) are being envisioned, developed, implemented and evaluated and use Science and Technology Studies to make sense of these innovation dynamics theoretically. I have done extensive qualitative fieldwork in India and South Africa as well as in the global health policy arena, among others on innovation in TB control and policy, challenges to point of care testing, evaluation of mobile health solutions and innovation processes of point-of-care diagnostics for TB and HIV. I am an Associate Member at the McGill International TB Centre, McGill University, Canada. Together with Amrita Daftary (York University, Canada) and Jeremiah Chikovore (Human Sciences Research Council, South Africa) I founded and direct SSHIFTB, a virtual centre focused on social science research and innovation to address the global tuberculosis epidemic.