Project Team

We are a group of researchers, people with albinism, NGOs, artists and writers who share an interest in albinism in Africa. The project team met at a conference on albinism at Lancaster University in September 2013.


Project team


photo 3aProfessor Robert Aquaron, Université de Marseille, France






photo 4Dr Charlotte Baker, Lancaster University, UK






photo 1Jon Beale, Standing Voice, UK






DartDr Gareth Dart, Worcester University, UK






deGrootTjitske De Groet, University of Amsterdam. Tjitske de Groot is conducting PhD research (2016-2020) as a VLADOC scholar (VLIR-UOS) on Stigma Reduction Interventions related to Albinism in Tanzania. Tjitske holds a Masters degree in Educational Science from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and a Bachelors degree in Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology from the University of Amsterdam. Research interests: Health-related Stigma, Albinism, Witchcraft, Interactive Learning and Action Approach, Social Inclusion, Migration, Urban Education, Community Development, Global Health, Cultural Anthropology. Current Research: How to break the myth of albinism? The development and assessment of albinism related stigma reduction interventions in local community and formal education in Tanzania.


photo 2Dr Patricia Lund, Coventry University, UK






BonifaceBoniface Massah, ‘The Albino Association of Malawi (TAAM)






Médard Djatou, Bochum University, Germany

Dr Joan Haig, Edinburgh University, UK