Social Science and Implementation Research

We are a team of anthropologists, health economists, public and community health professionals, sociologists, and other social scientists working on a variety of studies related to infectious diseases in both community and hospital settings.

Driven by emerging research priorities and opportunities over the last decade, OUCRU has developed a social, ethical, and implementation research agenda across the programme.

Our team works within multidisciplinary teams across all our OUCRU sites and within a wider network of partners across the globe. We are trained in ethnographic, qualitative, mixed-method research, participatory action research, health economics, and implementation research. We conduct stand-alone studies that feed into larger biomedical research themes and integrated studies that link with and enhance biomedical research.

Our goal is to provide an understanding of the behavioural and social determinants of ill-health related to infectious diseases, to define the ethical dimensions of our research, and to evaluate the likely acceptability and sustainability of interventions and their pathways to impact upon health.

Since 2012, we have worked in collaboration with the Wellcome-funded Global Health Bioethics Networkwhich has provided the financial and academic support to develop a cadre of bioethicists and social scientists within OUCRU.


Ha Nguyen Thanh, Ida Ayu Sutrisni, Samita Rijal, Aakriti Pandey, Thao Phuong Tran, Ragil Dien, Yen Nguyen Thi Hong, Diana Timoria, Dewi Friska, Aria Kekalih, Claus Bogh, Abhilasha Karkey, Raph L Hamers, Mary Chambers, Sonia Lewycka, Jennifer Ilo Van Nuil
SSM – Qual Res Health
June 1, 2024
DOI: 10.1016/j.ssmqr.2024.100404
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