Dr John Manton
John's research on the history and anthropology of disease control has focused on relations between leprosy control and governance in Nigeria, examining the political economy of disease and medicine in the context of the developing engagement between science and African community. This research has been funded by Wellcome Trust doctoral and fellowship grants, and by the ESRC and the Leverhulme Trust.
More generally, his work is concerned with the interactions between medical research, clinical practice, and welfare and development in the global South from historical and anthropological perspectives. He is interested in spatial aspects of colonial and post-colonial intervention in development and medical research, looking at transnational programmes and resource-driven alliances at a local level, and also in the ways in which local and institutional memories of medical research and clinical practice are encoded or obliterated in the post-colonial state in Africa and Europe.