Dr Darryl Stellmach

BA, BA (Calgary), MSc, DPhil (Oxon)
Postdoctoral Research Associate - Medical Anthropology
School of Life and Environmental Sciences

Member of the Charles Perkins Centre

D17 - Charles Perkins Centre
The University of Sydney

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Biographical details

Darryl is a Post-doc in medical anthropology, food and nutrition security. His core research focuses on the anthropology of large-scale medical and nutritional crises, in particular decision-making in emergency: how moral, scientific and bureaucratic reasoning are combined to conceptualize and respond to crisis as it happens.

His 2016 doctoral thesis followed the international aid agency Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in their response to the armed conflict and subsequent nutritional emergency in South Sudan. The research was made possible by Darryl?s unusual background; prior to academia he was an emergency relief worker, spending a decade as a field manager with MSF.

At the University of Sydney, Darryl holds cross-appointments with the Charles Perkins Centre, Marie Bashir Institute and the Faculty of Veterinary Science. He works on interdisciplinary initiatives based out of these centres, contributing perspectives on the social and political aspects of epidemics, food security, environmental and nutritional crises as well as experience in field research planning, ethics and methods.

Research interests

  • Medical and Nutritional Anthropology
  • Anthropology of Humanitarianism
  • Anthropology of Disasters
  • Emergency Preparedness, Response and Resilience
  • Environmental Health & Toxicology
  • Anthropology of Science and Technology
  • Anthropology of Numbers
  • Digital Anthropology
  • Biosecurity
  • Political Ecology & Bio-culturalism
  • Fieldwork Ethics and Methods
  • Mixed Methods

Associations

  • Fellow, 2017-present, Royal Anthropological Institute

Awards and honours

  • Sutasoma Award, Royal Anthropological Institute & Sutuasoma Trust, 2015
  • Commonwealth Doctoral Scholar, 2012
  • Graduated with Distinction, MSc In Medical Anthropology, University of Oxford, 2010
  • Nautilus Award, Green Templeton College, University of Oxford, 2010

Selected grants

2016

  • Field Notes: An Interdisciplinary Forum for Field Researchers (Open Learning Environment - HDR); Alders R, Stellmach D; DVC Education/Small Educational Innovation Grant.

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Stellmach, D. (2017). Medical anthropology at the intersections: histories, activisms, and futures. New Genetics and Society, 36(2), 190-193. [More Information]
  • Stellmach, D., Beshar, I. (2016). Introduction: Special Issue on the Ethics of Anthropology in Emergencies. Anthropological Society of Oxford. Journal, VIII (1), 1-15.
  • Greig, J., Thurtle, N., Cooney, L., Ariti, C., Ahmed, A., Ashagre, T., Ayela, A., Chukwumalu, K., Criado-Perez, A., Gomez-Restrepo, C., et al (2014). Association of Blood Lead Level with Neurological Features in 972 Children Affected by an Acute Severe Lead Poisoning Outbreak in Zamfara State, Northern Nigeria. PloS One, 9(4), 1-9. [More Information]

Other

  • Molland, S., Stellmach, D. (2016), Humanitarianism in the Anthropocene.

2017

  • Stellmach, D. (2017). Medical anthropology at the intersections: histories, activisms, and futures. New Genetics and Society, 36(2), 190-193. [More Information]

2016

  • Molland, S., Stellmach, D. (2016), Humanitarianism in the Anthropocene.
  • Stellmach, D., Beshar, I. (2016). Introduction: Special Issue on the Ethics of Anthropology in Emergencies. Anthropological Society of Oxford. Journal, VIII (1), 1-15.

2014

  • Greig, J., Thurtle, N., Cooney, L., Ariti, C., Ahmed, A., Ashagre, T., Ayela, A., Chukwumalu, K., Criado-Perez, A., Gomez-Restrepo, C., et al (2014). Association of Blood Lead Level with Neurological Features in 972 Children Affected by an Acute Severe Lead Poisoning Outbreak in Zamfara State, Northern Nigeria. PloS One, 9(4), 1-9. [More Information]

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