Dr Mei Trueba

Post:Lecturer in Global Health (Global Health and Infection)
Location:MEDICAL SCHOOL MS2.07 Teaching Building, 2.07
Personal homepage:mei-l-trueba

Telephone numbers
UK:01273 872788
International:+44 1273 872788

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Initially trained as nurse, I pursued further studies in Occupational Health and Safety, Socio-Cultural Anthropology and Development Studies, completing a PhD at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) in 2014. This doctoral research broadened my interest in the politics of Occupational Health and Safety to address the role of global dynamics, local relationships and the state in shaping health and safety disparities within and between countries, industries and productive sectors. Parallel to these concerns, I retain an interest in Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs), health risk behaviours and their determinants, socio-political determinants of health risks, and intercultural approaches to health, wellbeing and safety.

My research to date has been situated in Latin America. Between 2010 and 2012 I participated in an action-research project aimed at improving the occupational health and safety of Bolivian cooperative miners. This project was financed by the Spanish Agency for International Cooperation and Development (AECID), and was developed in collaboration with the local NGO CEPROMIN and the Bolivian Network of Women and Mining (RNNM). Since then, I have worked as Programme Director for an MSc in Global Health at the Nuffield Centre for International Health and Development (NCIHD) of the University of Leeds, and later at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Global Health Research of the University of Sussex. Prior to this I worked as Lecturer in Global Social Policy at the School of Applied Social Sciences (SASS) of Brighton University, as researcher at the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) and as programme evaluator and livelihood adviser in Chile. There I conducted a participative evaluation of a development programme focused on the labour rights of street children. Previously, I worked as nurse and as Occupational Health and Safety adviser in the UK and in Catalonia. 


Lecturer in Global Health

Department of Global Health and Infection


Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA).

PhD in Development Studies - IDS

BA Sc in Socio-Cultural Anthropology (URV, Tarragona)


Member of BSMS Ethics Comittee

BSMS Mitigating Circ. Comittee


PhD Supervision: I am interested in supervising qualitative research in the fields of global health management, Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs), healthy employment, development studies and medical anthropology. I am particularly interested in the following topics: Occupational Health and Safety, health risk behaviours and/or perceptions, precarious employment, health and development. My particular interest is on the complex relationship between development, employment and health, as well as on using grounded research to inform policy and practice.