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Emma Michelle Taylor

Emma Michelle Taylor
Name
Dr Emma Michelle Taylor
Title
Research Fellow, Investigating Networks of Zoonosis Innovation (INZI) project
Address
4.13 Chrystal Macmillan Building 15a George Square Edinburgh UK EH8 9LD
Email
Research Interests
Health politics, International development, Global Health Policy, Ugandan Healthcare and development, Global Health, Health Policy in Developing Countries, Health and Development, health insurance, Development aid, Aid Effectiveness, Control of neglected zoonotic and tropical diseases, Neglected diseases and zoonoses
URL
http://www.sps.ed.ac.uk/staff/african_studies/emma_michelle_taylor

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  • Currently on maternity leave.

Research Interests


I am currently a research fellow on the ERC-funded project ‘Investigating Networks of Zoonosis Innovation’ (INZI), which aims to analyse the complex interplay of actors, policies and projects that have shaped research into and control of African Trypanosomiasis until the present day. Aligned with that project I hold broad interests in Neglected Tropical Diseases, One Health, drug discovery and the development of new drugs and diagnostics for infectious diseases.

I am also interested in issues around global health (politics, partnerships, policy and financing), development coordination, and aid effectiveness in Sub-Saharan Africa.


Previous projects undertaken while at Edinburgh have included a PhD (entitled ‘Prescribing Aid Coordination in Uganda’s Health Sector’), a systematic review of the evidence for the UK’s Department for International Development (entitled ‘The impact of aid on maternal and reproductive health’) and a consultancy for Oxfam America looking into the effectiveness of US foreign assistance to Rwanda.

Recent Publications

Smith, J., Kingsley, P. & E. M. Taylor. (Forthcoming). One World-One Health and Multisectoral Collaboration in Uganda: Making Sense of Sleeping Sickness. BMJ Global Health

Smith, J. & Taylor, E. M. (2016). What next for the NTDs in the era of the Sustainable Development Goals? PLoS NTDs 10 (7): e0004719

Kingsley, P. & Taylor, E. M. (2016). One Health: Competing Perspectives in an Emerging Field. Parasitology (early online publication 28 Jan 2016). doi: 10.1017/S0031182015001845

Smith, J., Taylor, E. M., & Kingsley, P. (2014). One World-One Health and Neglected Zoonotic Disease: Elimination, Emergence and Emergency in Uganda. Social Science & Medicine (early online publication). doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2014.06.044

Smith, J., & Taylor, E. M. (2013). MDGs and NTDs: Reshaping the Global Health Agenda. PLoS NTD 7(12): e2529. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0002529

Taylor, E. M., Hayman, R., Crawford, F., Jeffery, P., & Smith, J. (2013). The Impact of Official Development Aid on Maternal and Reproductive Health Outcomes: A Systematic Review. PLoS ONE 8(2): e56271. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0056271

Taylor, E. M., & Harper, I. (2013). The Politics and Anti-Politics of the Global Fund Experiment: Understanding Partnership and Bureaucratic Expansion in Uganda. Medical Anthropology. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01459740.2013.796941

Taylor, E. M. (2011). Regulating Private Health Insurance: The Reality behind the Rhetoric in Uganda. Global public health 6(1), 72-82. 10.1080/17441690903456266