Adam Gilbertson

Post-doctoral Associate, School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography

Adam Gilbertson is a founding member of the Oxford Food Security Forum and is a Post-doctoral Associate of Oxford’s School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography.

He has a DPhil in Anthropology (awarded in September 2013) and an MSc in Medical Anthropology from the University of Oxford.

Adam’s research focusses on the interrelationship between experiences of household food insecurity and interpersonal conflict, especially intimate partner violence, within Kenyan informal settlements. His doctoral thesis provides an ethnographic account of how experiences of risk, uncertainty, and food insecurity are negotiated within households and larger social networks inside (and beyond) informal settlements.

In addition to food security, nutrition, intimate partner violence, and HIV/AIDS, Adam’s research interests include: human ecology, obesity, global health policy, the political economy of health, and fertility and reproduction.