IE Brown Executive MBA

Lenore Manderson

Distinguished Visiting Professor, Institute at Brown for Environment and Society
Providence, Rhode Island


Lenore Manderson is Institute at Brown for Environment & Society (IBES) Visiting Distinguished Professor and Visiting Professor of Anthropology at Brown, and Professor of Public Health and Medical Anthropology in the School of Public Health at the University of the Witwatersrand. She is a medical anthropologist and has contributed also to sociology, the social history of medicine and public health, undertaking field research, training and publishing extensively across these disciplines in Australia with immigrant, indigenous and Anglo-Australians, in Ghana, South Africa and various countries in Southeast and East Asia. Known internationally for her work in capacity building and training, she has supervised to graduation over 130 higher degree students in Australia and has mentored much more. She is a member of the Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) of WHO/TDR (Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases) (2012-2015) and a member of TDR’s Scientific Working Group on Vectors, Environment, and Society. She is also Chairperson of the Scientific Advisory Group of SEACO (Southeast Asia Community Observatory), Monash University Malaysia, 2014-2015. She edits the international journal Medical Anthropology: Cross-Cultural Studies in Health and Illness.