Branwyn Poleykett

Branwyn Poleykett is a medical anthropologist specialising in the history and anthropology of public health and medical research in sub-Saharan Africa. Her PhD “Intimacy, Technoscience and the City: Regulating “Prostitution” in Dakar 1946-2010” explored the postcolonial history of the sanitary regulation of commercial sex work in Dakar. Her postdoctoral project examines transfers of scientific capacity between Denmark and East Africa from the early 1980s to the present day. The overall aim of this project is to investigate the long term effects – intended and unintended – of capacity building projects and to explore how different capacities in science are produced, experienced, and lived through time. Branwyn has taught research methodology at Middlesex University and Medical Anthropology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.