Alan Whiteside


Alan Whiteside

Alan Walter Whiteside (born March 18, 1956) is an AIDS researcher and author. He was born in Kenya and grew up in Swaziland where he attended Waterford Kamhlaba United World College. In 1980, he received an MA in Development Economics at the University of East Anglia. In 2003 he was awarded a Doctorate of Economics (D Econ) from the University of Natal in Durban.

From 2003 to 2006 he served on the United Nations Commission on HIV/AIDS and Governance in Africa.

He is Professor of Economics and Director of the Health Economics and HIV/AIDS Research Division at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. He is a member of the Governing Council of the International AIDS Society and a Governor at Waterford Kamhlaba. He is also a member of the Board of the Young Heroes orphan support initiative in Swaziland. His energies are also put into working with HEARD, a group of 40 researchers, research assistants and administrative staff who focus on the health issues and the HIV/AIDS pandemic.

He has written extensively mainly on AIDS. Key books include "AIDS in the Twenty-First Century", co-authored with Professor Tony Barnett (second edition 2006) and the 2008 Oxford University Press 'HIV/AIDS A Very Short Introduction'.

List of his recent books

*"HIV/AIDS A Very Short Introduction' " Oxford University Press January/February 2008
*"AIDS and Governance' (co-edited with Nana K. Poku, and Bjorg Sandkjaer) Ashgate Press 2007
*"AIDS in the Twenty-First Century: Disease and Globalisation" (co-authored with Tony Barnett, Palgrave, second edition 2006)
* The HIV Pandemic Local and global implications, "(co-edited with Eduard J Beck, Nicholas Mays, and Jose M Zuniga), Oxford University Press, 2006,
* "Poverty, AIDS and Hunger' (preface by Bono) (co-edited with Anne Conry, Malcolm Blackie, Justin Malewezi and Jeffrey Sachs, Palgrave 2006)
*"The Political Economy of AIDS in Africa" (co-edited with Poku Nana K,) Ashgate 2005
*"Global Health and Governance:HIV/AIDS" (co-edited with Poku Nana K,) Palgrave 2005
*"AIDS. The Challenge for South Africa" (with Clem Sunter) Human and Roussoeau
*"Implications of AIDS for Demography and Policy in Southern Africa"


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