About Anthrologica

Anthrologica is a research-based organisation specialising in applied anthropology in global health. We conduct formative and operational research across health sectors, focusing on the interface between the provision and uptake of health services, particularly in resource-scarce settings.

Our specific expertise lies in incorporating the needs and perceptions of intended beneficiaries into health policy and planning to ensure that it is contextually relevant and that opportunities for improving health are maximised through the active participation of recipients. We work within the healthcare structures of the countries in which we operate, often in collaboration with local partners.


Our approach

We form dynamic teams that best fit the needs of our clients on a project per project basis. The methodologies we use are designed to be relevant and proportional to the scope of the work, to be flexible and to correspond with continuing development and best practice.

Our approach is built upon rigorous qualitative methods, and we employ a combination of tools including in-depth interviews with key informants, focus group discussions, narratives and case studies, observation, workshops and participatory approaches. We also use mixed-methods, integrating qualitative and quantitative research. Open inductive techniques ensure that our analysis remains grounded and provides insight at community-, institutional- and policy-levels, enabling us to make strategic recommendations.

Our fieldwork design allows us to work in complex operating environments, using both international and national researchers. We follow accepted ethical procedures and prioritise the voices of the stakeholders and communities who are at the centre of our work.



Dr Juliet Bedford is the Director of Anthrologica. She holds a Doctorate from the University of Oxford, where she is a Research Associate at the School of Anthropology, and is a Adjunct Professor of Global Public Health at New York University. Juliet leads Anthrologica’s Senior Research Associates and Research Consultants. The team comprises social and medical anthropologists, global health and development experts, community participation and inclusion specialists, security and logistics personnel, epidemiologists, health economists and medics. Anthrologica’s central office is in Oxfordshire, UK, and our Associates and Consultants are based in Europe, Asia, Africa and the US.


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