Koen Peeters

Professor Koen Peeters heads the Unit of Medical Anthropology at the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp. He is senior lecturer at the Nagasaki University School of Tropical Medicine and Global Health and is affiliated to the Amsterdam Institute of Social Science Research. He holds a PhD in social and cultural anthropology and has conducted extensive research on sociocultural factors related to infectious disease transmission dynamics, perceptions on health and illness, and their impact on the effectiveness of prevention, control and elimination strategies. His professional experience is characterised by high international mobility and extensive field research in low-income countries, including West Africa, Latin America and Southeast Asia.