Dr Tania Porqueddu

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Research Affiliate

Research interests

Medical Anthropology, medical pluralism, ethnobotany, anthropology of food, global health and nutrition, migration and health, applied anthropology.

Tania Porqueddu is a social and medical anthropologist trained at Brunel University in London and at the University of Edinburgh. After her graduate research on the impact of migration in a small village in Yucatan, Mexico and her Chief Scientist Office funded doctoral research on the impact of Type 2 Diabetes among Indian and Pakistani migrants in the UK, Tania worked as a research consultant for Valid International conducting Focused Ethnographic studies on Infant and Young Child Feeding practices in Bangladesh. Following this post, she was employed as a qualitative researcher within the department of Primary Health Care at the University of Oxford looking at the potential use of alternatives to face to face consultation within medical practices. After a year working within the department of Primary Health Care, Tania joined Anthrologica as a research associate working on a documentation for UNICEF looking at salt iodisation in Madagascar, Kenya, Tanzania and Zambia. Tania is currently a research associate for Valid International and has recently led an explorative study on infant and young child feeding practices in Malawi looking at the potential introduction of a snack to prevent malnutrition.

Publications

Atherton, Helen, Brant, Heather, Ziebland, Sue, Bikker, Annemieke, Campbell, John, Gibson, Andy, McKinstry, Brian, Porqueddu, Tania and Salisbury, Chris. 2018. Alternatives to the face-to-face consultation in general practice; focused ethnographic case study. British Journal of General Practice. BJGP-2017-0549R (In press).

Atherton, Helen, Brant, Heather, Ziebland, Sue, Bikker, Annemieke, Campbell, John, Gibson, Andy, McKinstry, Brian, Porqueddu, Tania and Salisbury, Chris. 2017. The potential of alternatives to face-to-face consultation in general practice, and the impact on different patient groups: a mixed methods case study. Health Services and Delivery Research. ISSN 2050-4349 (In Press).

A.P. Bikker, H. Atherton, H. Brant, T. Porqueddu, J.L. Campbell, A. Gibson, B. McKinstry, C. Salisbury and S. Ziebland. 2017. Conducting a team-based multi-sited focused ethnography in primary care. BMC Medical Research Methodology, 17:139. DOI 10.1186/s12874-017-0422-5.

Porqueddu, T. 2017. ‘Herbal medicine for diabetes control among Indian and Pakistani migrants’ Anthropology & Medicine, Vol 24(1). 17-31. 

Porqueddu, T. 2015. ‘The danger of taste: Food, taste and memory among Indian and Pakistani migrants in Scotland’. Food Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal, Vol. 5 (4) 85-94.

Porqueddu, T. 2013. ‘Migration and diabetes: Accounts of type II diabetic patients’ In Arima Mishra and Suhita Chopra Chatterjee ed. Multiple Voices and Stories: Narratives of health and illness. New Delhi: Orient BlackSwan.
                                   
Pelto, G., Lee, J., Akhter, S., Porqueddu, T., Thuy-Co Hoang, C., Anwar, I., Akhter, S., 2015. Infant and Young Child Feeding and Home Fortification in Rural Bangladesh: Perspectives from a Focused Ethnographic Study. Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (Unpublished report).

 

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