Ben Epstein

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Departmental Lecturer, Medical Anthropology 

St Anthony's College 


Ben Epstein is a medical anthropologist who joined Oxford's School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography in September 2023. He has held teaching posts at the University of Cambridge and University College London. 

Teaching and Research Interests

Ben's teaching and research interests cover the anthropology of mental health; Japanese mental health practices; ethnography in disaster contexts; global mental health discourses; mental health policy and care in crisis; commensuration processes in psychological assessment scales and measurements; the translation of subjective experiences into data; and molecular and precision psychiatry



Supervision: MSc Supervision only