Dr Eleanor MacPherson

Eleanor MacPherson (PhD) is a Research Associate based at the Malawi-Liverpool-Wellcome Trust in Blantyre, Malawi.

She is a social scientist specializing in gender theory. She has worked in the field of gender and global health for the past decade and has developed and contributed to work on a wide range of areas including AMR, HIV, TB, gender based violence, neglected tropical diseases and structural interventions.

She has significant experience using ethnographic research methods and her work to date has focused on the ways the broader gendered social environment shapes vulnerability to infectious diseases and the ways people can respond in Southern and West Africa.

Eleanor is leading three projects in Malawi on AMR. This includes the FIEBRE study in Malawi, which is exploring fever and antimicrobial use in rural Malawi with comparative research sites in Zimbabwe and Myanmar. She is also leading work exploring antimicrobial use and hygiene practices at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in Blantyre Malawi. In DRUM, she will be developing and overseeing social science research activities in Blantyre.