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Dr Chris Willott
Teaching Office
UCL Institute for Global Health
London
WC1N 1EH
Tel: 020 7905 2626
Appointment
  • Senior Teaching Fellow
  • Institute for Global Health
  • Faculty of Population Health Sciences
 
 
Biography

Chris graduated from the University of Liverpool with a BA and M.Phil in Politics. His M.Phil research examines the impact of national and global policy on poverty and environmental degradation in Mozambique. He went on to work as a writer and editor for the European Union HIV/AIDS programme in developing countries before moving to Nigeria to work as a lecturer in Political Science. In 2009 Chris completed a PhD at the University of Bath, which analyses public service delivery in Nigeria using an ethnographic methodology. Chris is Director of IGH undergraduate programmes, including the intercalated BSc in Global Health and SSCs for second and sixth year medical students.





Research Themes
Research Summary

Chris's research focuses on the relationship between Nigerian state and society, particularly the importance of 'street-level bureaucrats' in provision of services. He examines the 'currencies' used by both providers and users of services to achieve success, in particular the relationship between 'formal' currencies - particularly merit - and 'informal' currencies - particularly personal connections and money. He uses empirical data on these issues to critique the theory of the African neopatrimonial state, and to suggest that the theory needs to be reformed to remain relevant.

He also conducts research on the importance of Global Health teaching for medical students, its definitions and debates.

Teaching Summary

Course Director:
Intercalated BSc in Global Health
Sixth Year SSC in Global Health
Second Year SSC: Hitchhiker's Guide to Global Health.

Academic Background
2009 PhD Doctor of Philosophy University of Bath
2006 MRes Master of Research University of Bath
1998 M.Phil Master of Philosophy University of Liverpool
1996 BA Hons Bachelor of Arts (Honours) University of Liverpool
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