UCL Anthropology


Dalia Iskander

Teaching Fellow Medical Anthropology

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Room 126

PhD Medical Anthropology, University of Durham (2015)
MSc Medical Anthropology, University of Oxford (2007)
BA Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Oxford (2006)


My research focusses on health behaviour and behaviour change. I am particularly interested in the use of participatory visual methodologies (photography, film and mapping) and understanding how these can be used to explore health as well as potentially facilitate communities to make changes in their lives. I am also interested in the health of young people and the role they play in promoting health in their communities. My PhD research focussed on malaria practices amongst the Palawan in the Philippines and evaluated the impact that a participatory photography project (photovoice) had on changing the practices of young, school-going children. I have done subsequent work assessing behavioural risk factors for zoonotic malaria infections in Malaysian Borneo and the impact of a business-led sugar levy on consumption behaviours in UK restaurants.

Before joining UCL, I worked as a: Research Fellow and project Coordinator at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine; Research Fellow at a think-tank in Westminster; Research Committee Secretary at Great Ormond Street/UCL Institute of Child Health; and Research Coordinator at the International Trust for Traditional Medicine in India.

Research interests

  • Malaria and vector borne diseases
  • Participatory photography (photovoice), film and mapping
  • Child/adolescent identity and health
  • Health behaviour and behaviour change
  • Technology and health


  • Multi-sensory experience (Convenor and Lecturer)
  • Anthropology for Medical Students (Co-convenor and Lecturer)
  • Anthropological methods for postgraduate students (Co-convenor and Lecturer Lecturer)
  • Medical Anthropology (Lecturer - undergraduate and MSc)
  • Sex, Fertility and Reproduction (Lecturer - undergraduate and MSc)
  • Culture, Ethics and Religion in the Clinical Encounter (SSC Lecturer)
  • Health Technologies and The Future of the Human Body (SSC Lecturer)
  • Being Human (Lecturer)
  • Writing Tutor (MSc Med Anth/IBSc)