Linda Waldman
Fellow (Institute of Development Studies)


I have undertaken research in Africa, the UK and south Asia.  My research interests include science, technology, health, environment and policy, gender, ethnicity, sexuality, identity and other expressions of belonging or difference.  I also work on interdisciplinary research on environmental health, asbestos diseases, peri-urban sustainability, and zoonotic disease. 


2011    Waldman, L.  The Politics of Asbestos: Understandings of Risk, Disease and Protest, London: Earthscan

2007    Waldman, L.  The Griqua Conundrum: Political and Socio-Cultural Identity in the Northern Cape, South Africa, Peter Lang

2016  Waldman, L. & I. Amazon-Brown. New Digital Ways of Delivering Sex Education: A Practice Perspective, IDS Bulletin on new digital ways of delivering sex education.

2016    L. Waldman. Strands of Struggle: Dealing with health and citizenship in the aftermath of asbestos mining. Journal of Southern African Studies special issue on ‘Labour, Insecurity and Violence in South Africa’, Vol. 42 (5): 947-963

2016    Dzingirai, V., Bett, B., Bukachi, S., Lawson, E., Mangwanya, L., Scoones, I., Waldman, L., Wilkinson, A., Leach, M. & T. Winnebah. Zoonotic diseases: who gets sick, and why? Explorations from Africa, in Critical Public Health 1–14. doi:10.1080/09581596.2016.1187260

2016    Waldman, L., Gadzekpo, A. & H. MacGregor. Responding to Uncertainty: Bats and the Construction of Disease Risk in Ghana, in Bardosh, K. (ed.), One Health: Science, Politics and Zoonotic Disease in Africa. A STEPS Earthscan Series, London.

2015    Waldman, L., Stevens, M., 2015. Sexual and reproductive health and rights and mHealth in policy and practice in South Africa. Reproductive Health Matters. doi:10.1016/j.rhm.2015.06.

2015    Batchelor, S., Waldman, L., Bloom, G., Rasheed, S., Scott, N., Ahmed, T., Khan, N., Sharmin, T., 2015. Understanding Health Information Seeking from an Actor-Centric Perspective. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 12, 8103–8124. doi:10.3390/ijerph120708103

2014    Waldman, L. & C. Overs. Sexuality and the Law: Case Studies from Cambodia, Egypt, Nepal and South Africa, A Synthesis. IDS Evidence Report no. 49.

2014    Ahmed, T., Bloom, G., Iqbal, M., Lucas, H., Rasheed, S.,Waldman, L., Sadun Khan, A. Islam, R. & A. Bhuiya. E and M Health in Bangladesh: Opportunities and Challenges, IDS Evidence Report No. 60.