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Alex Tasker works at the Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU) at the University of Sussex. Focusing especially on informal knowledge creation in marginalised communities, Alex researches how networks and perceptions can inform new theoretical and practical approaches for mapping indigenous and hybrid creativity.
How can reliability be generated and sustained in the face of uncertainty? This question is explored by examining knowledge networks among pastoralists and others in northern Kenya, emerging in response to a highly variable animal disease setting. Using quantitative and qualitative social network analysis, intersecting locally-embedded, development...
Participatory epidemiology programmes aim to collect data by engaging local communities in knowledge sharing around livestock health. Critics of participatory approaches often cite the extractive nature of data collection and unequal power relations between researcher and researched as at odds with the original vision of participatory programming....
Small scale study looking at the material and infrastructural impact of ward working environments on bedside carers' day-to-day experiences.