Jasmine Gideon is a Senior Lecturer in Development Studies with a specific focus on the gendered political economy of health in Latin America. She has a PhD and an MSc in Development Studies and a BA (Hons) in History. Jasmine’s research focuses on gender and health, globalization and development, and transnational migration and health
About: My research is centered on the gendered political economy of health and is specifically focused on three central elements: gender and health, globalization and development and transnational migration and health. My work examines how Latin American health systems are gendered structures, containing embedded norms and practices that shape service provision and delivery. At the same time I am interested in the role of households as both consumers and producers of health services. I am particularly interested in using this analytical framework to explore the relationship between health and work in the context of globalisation. I am also interested in issues around transnational migration and health and have recently conducted research exploring the health seeking strategies of Latin American migrants in London. I am currently building on this work to look at questions of health and well-being among Chilean exiles, both within the UK and those who have returned to Chile.