Department of Life Sciences

Visiting address
1068 Parkstead House, Whitelands

Phone: +44 (0)20 8392 3517


Nadine Beckmann's work focuses on the intersections of sexuality, illness, and wellbeing, and the interplay between biomedicine and alternative forms of addressing illness and reproductive health issues, particularly in Muslim communities. She has also worked on the politicisation of AIDS activism, biological citizenship, and medical governance in Tanzania, and is especially interested in the global politics of population and disease control and the interrelationships between large-scale global health interventions and local realities in East Africa.

Nadine received her DPhil in anthropology from the University of Oxford, working on life with HIV/AIDS in a Muslim society, notions of morality and uncertainty, the management of sexuality, and the newly introduced antiretroviral treatment for AIDS in Zanzibar, Tanzania. In the last years, Nadine was a John Fell research fellow and deputy director of the Fertility and Reproduction Studies Group at the University of Oxford's School of Anthropology; a research fellow at the Department of Peace Studies in Bradford, and a lecturer in international development at the University of Leeds.


MA, PhD (Oxon)

Consultancy work

Consultancy 'Safer Deliveries – A Qualitative Evaluation of Women’s Birth-Related Decision-Making and Community Health Volunteers’ Motivation' commissioned by D-Tree International, 2018

Consultant for a qualitative study of obstetric fistula in South Sudan for the UNFPA, commissioned by Anthrologica and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, 2012

Expert witness on Zanzibar for a child custody court case, 2010


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