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Professor of Anthropology and Sociology of Health, Keele University

Professor Lisa Dikomitis is a Belgian-Cypriot anthropologist who works in the School of Medicine at Keele University. She received her PhD in March 2010 from Ghent University in Belgium, where she started her academic career with a postdoctoral lectureship (2010-12). She moved to the UK and worked as Research Fellow at the Hull York Medical School (2012-14) before taking up her first permanent position as Lecturer in the School of Social Sciences at the University of Hull (2014-16). She was appointed Senior Lecturer at Keele University in July 2016 and was promoted to Professor in January 2020.

Professor Dikomitis is the Director of Research in Keele's School of Medicine where she also leads the Behavioural and Social Sciences team. At an institutional level, she is the Academic Lead of Keele's Institute for Global Health.

Between 2016-20, Professor Dikomitis was awarded over £9M (£5M as lead applicant) in external research income from different UKRI Councils and the UK's National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). She has pioneered new and transformative ways of conducting interdisciplinary global health research, combining the biopsychosocial model with culturally appropriate and context-bespoke community engagement, underpinned by anthropological theories. Her research is located at the intersection of social science, arts, humanities and medicine. One common theme that runs throughout all her research projects is the methodological approach: qualitative, ethnographic and creative methods underpinned by robust community engagement. She has carried out ethnographic field work in Cyprus, Belgium, Brazil, Ethiopia, the United Kingdom and the Philippines.

Experience

  • 2020–present
    Professor of Anthropology and Sociology of Health, Keele University

Education

  • 2015 
    University of Hull, UK, PGCert Academic Practice
  • 2010 
    Ghent University, Belgium, PhD Comparative Sciences of Cultures
  • 2003 
    Ghent University, Belgium, MA Comparative Sciences of Cultures
  • 2001 
    University of Leuven, Belgium, BA Art History and Archaeology
  • 2000 
    Catholic College Leuven, Belgium, BA Education