Kaveri Qureshi
Name
Dr Kaveri Qureshi
Title
Lecturer in Global Health Equity
Organisation
Social Policy School of Social and Political Science
University of Edinburgh
Address
2.10 Chrystal Macmillan Building 15a George Square Edinburgh UK EH8 9LD
Telephone
+44 (0)1316511637
E-Mail
Health inequalities Chronic disease gender-based violence Reproductive & child health Relationship breakdown and divorce Mental Health

I have an interdisciplinary background in sociology, anthropology and public health. I work on health and social inequalities in the UK and Pakistan, with a focus on migration, 'race'/ethnicity, gender, and the management of health and illness in families. I also have a growing interest in areas where the medical and the legal coincide. My work is threaded by a concern with intersectional inequalities and the social determinants of health and gender violence. My major projects to date address: 1) 'racial'/ethnic and class-based inequalities in non-communicable disease and debility in the UK, and their impoverishing effects in the context of welfare reform; 2) marital conflicts and mental ill health associated with gender inequalities and gender violence among South Asian migrants and minorities in the UK, highlighting the compromising of women’s rights through the privatization of marital dispute settlement; and 3) intersectional inequalities in maternal and child health in Pakistan, specifically how social locations differentiate women’s reproductive and caring experiences.

I combine research with a passion for teaching and am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. At the Global Health Policy Unit I convene the courses 'Health and human rights: principles, practice and dilemmas' and 'Researching health and policy: quantitative methods'. I also guest lecture on the 'Anthropology of global health', 'South Asia in the world' and 'Sociology of health and illness'. In my previous position at the University of St Andrews, I developed and taught a medical sociology curriculum for the new graduate-entry medicine degree, and at the Lahore University of Management Sciences, I developed new undergraduate teaching in medical anthropology and migration studies.

I have supervised PhD projects on low-cost transnational surrogacy in India, and on domestic finance among South Asian women. I am excited about supervising research connected to global health equity and gender justice.

I am Associate Editor for the journal Anthropology & Medicine and Book Reviews Editor for the Journal of South Asian Development. In addition, I write reviews and criticism for a variety of publications.

Key publications

Petit, V., K. Qureshi, Y. Charbit and P. Kreager (eds.) (2020) The anthropological demography of health. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Qureshi, K. (2019) Chronic illness in a Pakistani labour diaspora. Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press.

Qureshi, K. and E. Rahman (eds.) (2017) Infant feeding: medicalization, the state and techniques of the body. Special secion of Women's Studies International Forum. 

Qureshi, K. (2016) Marital breakdown among British AsiansLondon: Palgrave.

Pooley, S. and K. Qureshi (eds.) (2016) Parenthood between generations: transforming reproductive cultures. Oxford: Berghahn.