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Personal Information
College Photo Name Larkan, Fiona
Main Department Public Health & Primary Care
College Title Assistant Prof/ Director of M.Sc Global
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Membership of Professional Institutions, Associations, Societies
Details Date From Date To
Anthropological Association of Ireland 2003
American Anthropological Association 2005
European Association of Social Anthropologists 2010
Royal Anthropological Institute 2010
Language Skill Reading Skill Writing Skill Speaking
Afrikaans Medium Medium Fluent
English Fluent Fluent Fluent
French Medium Medium Basic
German Basic Basic Basic
Zulu Basic Basic Basic
Description of Research Interests
Medical Anthropology, Sexuality, Risk, Substance Misuse, Morality and the Female Body, HIV & AIDS, Infectious Disease, Chronic Disease, Special interest in sub-Saharan Africa.
Research Interests
Addiction and substance abuse Bioinformatics Chronic fatigue and related disorders Development, prevention and treatment of mental disease or disorder
HIV drug development HIV opportunistic infections HIV virology and pathogenesis Health attitudes and behaviour
Health psychology Health status and inequalities Infectious diseases Malaria
Medical anthropology Primary care Public health Sociological influences on health
Research Projects
Project title Understanding Barriers to Access and Adherence to antiretroviral treatment for HIV and AIDS in the Western Cape, South Africa.
Funding Agency Irish Aid/Health Research Board,
Programme Global Health Research Awards
Type of Project Ethnographic
Date from 2009
Date to 2012
Person Months

Project title Overview of Services for Part-time Students at Six Higher Level Institutes
Funding Agency Strategic Innovation Fund (SIF)
Programme Cycle 1
Type of Project Mixed methods study of service users
Date from 2008
Date to
Person Months

Project title Review of Services for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Funding Agency Health Services Executive
Type of Project Mixed methods review of service and views of service users
Date from 2006
Date to 2007
Person Months

Project title The Impact of HIV and AIDS on the teaching practices of staff members in the Education Faculty at UWC
Funding Agency HIV/AIDS Unit, University of the Western Cape
Type of Project Qualitative
Date from 2006
Date to
Person Months

Publications and Other Research Outputs
Peer Reviewed
Mugambe, RK., Tumwesigye, NM., and Larkan, F., Barriers to accessing water, sanitation and hygiene among people living with HIV/AIDS in Gomba and Mpigi districts in Uganda: a qualitative study., Journal of Public Health, 21, (1), 2013, p29 - 37
Van Wyk, B. and Larkan, F. , Writing Henry: The moralities of representation, Irish Journal of Anthropology, 14, (1), 2011, p43 - 49
TARA - Full Text
Comiskey, C. & Larkan, F., A National Cross Sectional Survey of Diagnosed Sufferers of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome; Pathways to diagnosis, changes in quality of life and service priorities, Irish Journal of Medical Science , 179, (4), 2010, p501 - 505
Larkan, F., Van Wyk, B. and Saris, A.J., Of Remedies and Poisons: Recreational Use of Antiretroviral Drugs in the Social Imagination of South African Carers., African Sociological Review, 14, (2), 2010, p62 - 73
TARA - Full Text
Larkan, F., Narratives and Silences in Discussion of HIV and AIDS in Mpumalanga, South Africa, Irish Journal of Anthropology,, 7, (1), 2005, p53 - 67
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