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Angela Filipe, PhD


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Biographical details

I received my PhD in Sociology from the Department of Social Science, Health and Medicine, King’s College London (under the supervision of Profs Ilina Singh and Nikolas Rose). In my PhD, I looked at the diagnosis of attention-deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in Portugal based in ethnographic and archival research.
I am currently a research fellow in social science at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and a lead editor on a forthcoming volume on Global ADHD.

Research interests

I have a long-standing interest in health and medicine, and a particular interest in their epistemic, normative and sociopolitical dimensions. 
My research focuses on issues related to diagnosis and clinical practice, mental health, and experiences of health and illness both in terms of specific national settings (e.g. Portugal and the UK) and global health regimes/conditions (e.g. ADHD and mental health).
With a strong commitment to interdisciplinary approaches and social theory, I am also interested in contemporary debates in the fields of sociology of diagnosis, medical anthropology, and science and technology studies.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Arts, Sociology, University of Coimbra

Award Date: 1 Jan 2009

Bachelor of Arts, International Relations, University of Coimbra

Award Date: 1 Jan 2005


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