Prof. Pieter Fourie
Tel: +27 21 808 2119
FIELD OF RESEARCH/RESEARCH INTERESTS
Global health governance; the political epidemiology of development and inequality; and the politics of HIV and AIDS
BA Hons, MA (US), D Litt et Phil (UJ)
Political Economy, International Relations, Global Health, Public Policy.
Pieter Fourie was trained at the universities of Stellenbosch, Paris, London, and Johannesburg. He has worked for the United Nations, the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, in civil society, and has taught International Relations at universities in South Africa and Australia. His research focuses on global health governance, health diplomacy, and the political economy of development. His book The Political Management of HIV and AIDS in South Africa (Palgrave Macmillan, 2006) was longlisted for the Alan Paton Award, and he is a former editor of Politikon: the South African Journal of Political Studies. He has received research funding from a variety of international academic funding bodies, including the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (Canada), and the Economic and Social Research Council (United Kingdom). In addition to his departmental duties, he is currently the Vice-Dean (Social Sciences) of the faculty.
CURRENT RESEARCH PROJECTS
Co-Investigator: ‘Poverty Reduction and Regional Integration: A comparative analysis of SADC and UNASUR health policies’ project; Co-Investigator: ‘Gender Justice in the Post-MDG Environment’ project; The evolution of global health governance and the political economy of the global health industry; The evolution of AIDS/health feminism(s); and Future scenario studies on health issues in the global south.
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