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Mr Daniel Strachan
  • Lecturer in Global Health
  • Institute for Global Health
  • Faculty of Pop Health Sciences

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I am a Senior Research Associate, Teaching Fellow and completing PhD student at the Institute for Global Health. My research has two areas of current focus. Early child development and nutrition and the motivation and performance of community health workers delivering community based-care for diarrhoea, pneumonia and malaria. Both projects are in Uganda.

My PhD examines the work motivation of Ugandan community health workers (CHWs) using the Social Identity Approach (SIA); a social psychological theory. I chose the SIA because it focuses on how group dynamics influence behaviours. Using the SIA heeds calls in the literature for improved social and contextual understanding of CHW work motivation and performance in order to guide development of more effective programmes. This represents a new approach to the development of effective CHW work motivation programmes.

I teach across the integrated BSc and MSc programmes at the Institute for Global Health. I supervise BSc and MSc student dissertation research and deliver lectures and tutorials on health systems, child health, qualitative research methods and behaviour change. I also co-lead, with Dr. Zelee Hill, the MSc elective module entitled ‘The Essentials of Global Child Health’.

I am a member of IGH's Centre for the Health of Women, Children and Adolescents and an affiliate member of the Centre for Global Health Economics and the Centre for Global Non-communicable Diseases.

Academic Background
2004 MSc Master of Science – Social Psychology London School of Economics and Political Science
1995 BA Bachelor of Arts – Psychology University of Melbourne
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