Dr Françoise Barbira Freedman

  • Dr Françoise Barbira Freedman has worked as a medical anthropologist at the University of Cambridge since she received her PhD in Social Anthropology in 1979. She has done extensive longitudinal field research In Western Amazonia on shamanism, medicinal plant use, maternal and child health and indigenous resurgence. She also directs two outreach projects derived from her academic research, Birthlight, a registered UK charity and Ampika, a spin out company from the University of Cambridge.