Centre for Cultures of Reproduction, Technologies and Health

Dr Bronwen Gillespie

Blood test in rural PeruBlood test in rural Peru. Photo by Bronwen Gillespie

Bronwen Gillespie holds a PhD (2016) in Social Anthropology from the University of Sussex, in the areas of medical anthropology, global health and development, with a particular focus on reproductive governance and the politics of social inclusion. Her doctoral work was carried out in the Peruvian Andes, examining Quechua-speaking women’s use of public health facilities and social services. She is interested in how people’s lived experience of intersections of difference (gender, race, ethnicity) has an impact on their relationship with the state, and how science and policy travels from the international to the local.  

She has a BA in Anthropology from McGill University (1998) and an MA in Global Political Economy from the University of Sussex (2004). She has worked for many years in international development, primarily in Latin America.  

Bronwen Gillespie, PhD