Dr Clare Herrick is a Reader in Human Geography in the Department of Geography. Having studied at Jesus College, Cambridge, University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) and University College London (UCL), she began working at King’s in 2007.
In broad terms, her research and writing explore the intersections of (global) public health, behavioural risk and urban policy. More specifically, she has conducted research on the ways in which obesity has been imagined and managed as a problem in Austin, Texas.
She led on a large interdisciplinary project exploring the relationships between alcohol, poverty and development in Cape Town, South Africa, as well as follow-on research critically evaluating the consequences of Botswana’s alcohol levy. Recent research includes an examination of volunteer experiences and the politics of global health partnerships during the West African Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone.
Her latest research project concerns the historical genesis of the non-communicable disease (NCD) 'crisis' and the politics of advocacy in global health.
- Health geography
- Critical global health
- Urban health
- Risk behaviours
- Noncommunicable diseases
- Health and development
- Political economy of health and wellness
Clare's research examines the relationships between health, urban environments, human behaviours and political contexts. She has undertaken research in a number of countries across global North and South. Her work is interdisciplinary, spanning geography, sociology, anthropology and public health.
Clare welcomes applications from prospective PhD applicants on the following topics:
- any qualitative of mixed methods research on health in geography
- medical sociology/ anthropology topics
- global health
- health inequalities
- urban health
- political ecological approaches to health
See Clare's research profile
Herrick, C., 15 Jul 2020, (Submitted) In : Biosocieties. Research output: Contribution to journal - Article
Herrick, C., 6 Jul 2020, In : Critical Public Health. p. 1-12 12 p. Research output: Contribution to journal - Article. DOIs: https://doi.org/10.1080/09581596.2020.1789067
Herrick, C. B., 1 Jun 2020, In : Sociology of Health and Illness. 42, 5, p. 1041-1059 19 p. Research output: Contribution to journal - Article. DOIs: https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-9566.13078
Herrick, C., 30 Mar 2020, In : Somatosphere. Research output: Contribution to journal - Article
Herrick, C. & Reubi, D., 2020, (Submitted) COVID-19 and Similar Futures: Pandemic Geographies. . Andrews, G., Crooks, V., Pearce, J. & Messina, J. (eds.). Springer Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding - Chapter
Herrick, C. & Brooks, A., 29 Nov 2019, In : Transactions of the institute of british geographers. Research output: Contribution to journal - Article. DOIs: https://doi.org/10.1111/tran.12356
Herrick, C. B., 1 Nov 2019, In : Sociology of Health and Illness. 41, 8, p. 1488-1502 15 p. Research output: Contribution to journal - Article. DOIs: https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-9566.12960
Milton, S., Mold, A., Tinker, A. & Herrick, C., Jul 2019, In : Health and Place. 58, p. 1-4 102166. Research output: Contribution to journal - Article. DOIs: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.healthplace.2019.102166
Brooks, A. & Herrick, C., 24 Jan 2019, In : Progress in Development Studies. 19, 2, p. 97-111 15 p. Research output: Contribution to journal - Article. DOIs: https://doi.org/10.1177/1464993418822857
Herrick, C., 2019, In : Medical Anthropology Theory. Research output: Contribution to journal - Article