UCL Anthropocene


Professor Sahra Gibbon

Academic position: Professor

Department: Anthropology

Telephone number: 02076794809

Email: s.gibbon@ucl.ac.uk

UCL Website: Professor Sahra Gibbon 


I am a medical anthropologist whose work examines the interface between science, society and biomedicine, with over 10 years experience of leading cross disciplinary research projects and developing collaborations with colleagues in Brazil and other regions in Latin America. I have ongoing research interests in questions of embodiment, gender and health inequalities, including how this is currently being shaped by developments surrounding the Anthropocene. I convene the UK’s first ever MSc in Biosocial Medical Anthropology and am deeply committed to cross-disciplinary dialogue, exchange and engagement in, and beyond the university, concerning health, environments and biosocial approaches.

Research Projects

Co-editor of two series on UCL Medical Anthropology Blog related to Covid-19. Including ‘Consciously Quarantined’ and ‘Co-existing with Covid-19’

Gamlin, J, Gibbon, S., Sesia, P and Berrio, L. (2020) Critical Medical Anthropology. Perspectives in and from Latin America. London UCL Press.


ANTH0100 Health, Environment and Biosocial Anthropology (PG level 7)- currently being offered 20-21

ANTH066 Anthropologies of Science, Society and Biomedicine (PG level 7 and UG level 6- currently being offered 20-21