An anthropologist, I bring expertise in qualitative methods, including ethnographic practice and community-led research. My PhD addressed the wellbeing of Yoruba-Nigerian émigrés to the UK, through attention to diet, alternative medicines, social cohesion, and religious practice. My current research addresses the social determinants of health, with respect to migrant and otherwise marginalised groups, regarding inclusion in higher education and access to appropriate health care. Since 2015, I have collaborated with colleagues from Imperial College London, Public Health England, the National Health Service, Queen Mary, University of London, and community-based organisations to develop research and deliver health promotion initiatives.
Most recent research
- Botticello, J. and Caffrey, A. (2021) Reflections on Teaching Anthropologically and Fostering Belonging as Anti-Racist Allies in a ‘Widening Participation’ University: An Ecological Approach. Teaching Anthropology. Vol. 21 (1), pp. 16-29. https://doi.org/10.22582/ta.v10i1.589
- Soltani, N., Botticello, J. and Watts, P.N. (2021) Exploring the physical activity of Iranian migrant women in the United Kingdom: a qualitative study, International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-Being. Vol. 16 (1): 1963111. https://doi.org/10.1080/17482631.2021.1963111
- Botticello, J. (2020) Managing Multiplicity: Adult Children of Post-Independence Nigerians and Belonging in Britain, Social Inclusion. Vol. 8 (1), pp. 314–323. https://doi.org/10.17645/si.v8i1.2473