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Jocelyn Watkins

Research Fellow Post

Research Fellow, Social Science and Systems in Health (from January 2018)

Warwick Medical School | The University of Warwick | Coventry | CV4 7AL

Working on:

- The Batlhokomedi community health worker project


Household registration

-Triad of trust: Clients/Community and CHW and Clinic

- The Lync study : Going Digital  @lyncstudy 

- The VITA study  and participant study website:

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Bacterial Vaginosis: treatment A: lactic acid gel (intervention) or B: metronidazole antibiotic (control)

UHCW Innovation Hub: oncology and diabetes



Early Career Fellowship - Antimicrobial Research at Warwick

To find out more please go to: Warwick AMR - Warwick Antimicrobial Interdisciplinary Centre



Latest talk - click here! (Feb, 2018)

Paper: "Rural South African Community Perceptions of Antibiotic Access and Use: Qualitative Evidence from a Health and Demographic Surveillance System Site" appearing in American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene soon

PhD Research: health policy and health systems strengthening in rural South Africa

Here you will find information about my PhD research at the Health Science Unit at Warwick Medical School, The University of Warwick, in collaboration with the Centre for Health Policy at the University of the Witwatersrand (South Africa) (2012-2016).



(Content is up-to-date as of 3rd Febraury 2017).

My research interests include Global Public Health, International Health Policy and e/mHealth. I am particularly interested in digital and networked medical technologies for use in developing countries.

I undertook my fieldwork at the Agincourt, MRC/Wits Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit in north east South Africa.


Please read the 50@50 blog 

My Research

Project title: The Vutivi Health Technology Study

Health care system design and the integration of information and medical technologies for chronic conditions in primary health care settings in rural South Africa: a critical analysis.

Journey to work

Cows in road

Journey to clinics

A small kiosk on the side of the road sells some vegetables, oil and other goods. (K. Schatz 2003)

Photo source: Agincourt website

Mini Blog

Posted October 2013

I am having XiTsonga lessons (language of the Shangaan tribe). I am trying to greet the patients in the mornings at the clinics in their local language which causes great laughter. I have now learnt how to say "Why are you laughing at me?" which causes further amusement. Now that the African rains have started, the roads are plagued with potholes the size of craters, the mango trees are laden with fruit, the mosquitoes are rife and the power cuts are daily!

Please see a video to understand how mobile phones can be used and integrated within a health system to support health professionals and essentially help pateints get the care they deserve:

Jocelyn Anstey Watkins

Jocelyn Anstey Watkins

Contact me

jdotwatkinsdot1( at )warwick dot ac dot uk

Division of Health Sciences
Medical School Building
Gibbet Hill Campus
University of Warwick

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