Azza Ahmed Abdel Aziz holds a Ph. D in Social and Medical anthropology from the department of Sociology and Anthropology, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.

Her research interests focus on cultural understandings of health, which largely feature an exploration of the interface between such understandings and bio-medical configurations of health.

Dr. Aziz’s work focuses on how different individuals and groups access health on a continuum ranging from therapeutics based on cultural beliefs to those based on scientific epistemologies.

She has in-depth experience working on these issues among southern Sudanese and South Sudanese individuals and groups of people displaced in Khartoum whose lives have been subject to experiences of movement/migration in different forms.

She has also worked with victims of torture in London.