From February 2017, information about the work of the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow is available and updated on the University of Glasgow website.

Strengthening Research Capacity in East Africa

Difficulties in recruiting local social scientists on health projects at a senior level, and the small proportion of academic publications from east Africa, suggest that there is a serious shortage of senior African social scientists to lead or manage health-related research in the region. This is despite the existence of many African social science graduates, and many decades of Northern funding to develop local capacity. This situation prompted research on the barriers to strengthening social science research capacity, funded by the DfID Knowledge Programme on HIV/ AIDS and STIs.

Publications

2011

Nurse K, Wight D. Development assistance and research capacity strengthening: the commissioning of health research in East Africa. Journal of East African Studies 2011;5:233-51