Prof. Clare Chandler
Clare Chandler is a Professor in Medical Anthropology and Director of the Antimicrobial Resistance Centre at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.
Her expertise lie in the study of global health problems including antimicrobial resistance. She studies how such problems are configured, embodied and addressed across a range of actors in different spaces. Her current research, the ESRC funded Anti-Microbials In Society (AMIS) Programme includes empirical studies of antibiotic use by humans – in cities, villages, migrant settlements, health facilities; by animals – in small scale and industrial pig and poultry farms; and in plants. in Thailand and Uganda. The grant also funds the AMIS Hub web platform to profiles high quality social research on AMR. Clare also leads the social science research on fever care for the DfID funded FIEBRE programme in Zimbabwe, Malawi and Myanmar. Her additional studies are researching the history of antibiotic arrivals in colonial Eastern Africa, the evidence for one health WASH and biosecurity interventions, the awareness of antibiotic resistance amongst human and animal healthcare practitioners, measurement of antibiotic use in humans and animals in Low and Middle Income Countries (LMICs), a history of the WASH sector and being a Host Institution for the Fleming Fund Fellowships scheme. Clare’s methodological expertise are in ethnography, mixed-methods studies, intervention design and evaluation of complex health interventions. She has a keen interest in capacity strengthening, and has provided technical advice to the UK Government, WHO, LMIC governments and the media on topics including Ebola, malaria and AMR.