Social science has much to offer in addressing AMR. The AMIS programme asks fundamental questions about the role of antimicrobials in society and explores fresh approaches to studying it.
Drawing on conceptual and methodological tools from anthropology, we hope to demonstrate the multiple roles that antimicrobials take in society today, and how they enable everyday life.
The following themes draw together some of the bodies of work in the social sciences that are relevant to AMR. We will expand on our research themes over the lifetime of the AMIS programme, as our appreciation and understanding of the role of antimicrobials in society continues to grow.
AMR requires us to consider how human life is entangled with microbial life, animal life, plant life, and the environment.