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Dr Julia Segar - personal details

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Dr Julia Segar

Role: Research Fellow

Tel: +44 (0)161 2757648


Centre for Primary Care
Suite 1, 6th Floor Williamson Building
Oxford Road
University of Manchester
M13 9PL




I studied social anthropology at the University of Cape Town and conducted fieldwork in both rural and urban areas in South Africa with a focus on choice of healer and understandings of illness in these contexts.  I taught social anthropology at Rhodes University in the Eastern Cape.

After returning to England and having a career break I returned to study at the University of Manchester and completed my PhD in 2009.  This was a study of complementary and alternative therapists and their patients and explored their understandings of efficacy.

I now work as a qualitative researcher in the Centre for Primary Care and have worked on projects concerned with telehealthcare and with changes in the healthcare system. I am part of the Health, Policy, Politics and Organisation (HiPPO) research group within the Centre.


PhD (University of Manchester)

MRes Health and Community (University of Manchester)

MA Social Anthropology (University of Cape Town)

BA Hons Social Anthropology (University of Cape Town)


I  currently  co-supervise three PhD students and a MPhil student.

I contribute to teaching and training in the Medical Faculty through the online MPH qualitiative research methods module, online MRes dissertation supervision and assessment, the qualitative research methods workshops for PhD students and I am a tutor for personal and professional development for first and second year undergraduate medical students.