Ross, F and Pentecost M. 2021. Still Unknown and Overlooked? Anthropologies of Childhood and Infancy in Southern Africa, 1995–2020, Ethnos, DOI:10.1080/00141844.2021.1994622.

Pentecost M, Adams V, Baru R, Caduff C, Greene J, Hansen H, Jones D, Kitanaka J, Ortega F. 2021. Revitalising global social medicine. The Lancet,

Lachman A, Berg A, Ross F, Pentecost M. 2021. Infant mental health in southern Africa – nurturing a field. The Lancet,

Cousins T, Pentecost M, Alvergne A, Chandler C, Chigudu S, Herrick C, Kelly A, Leonelli S, Lezaun J, Lorimer J, Reubi D, Sekalala S. 2021. The changing climates of global health. BMJ Global Health,

Pentecost M. 2021. Transitioning societies: Non-communicable disease and ‘the first 1000 days’ in South Africa. In: Epidemiological Change and Chronic Disease in Sub-Saharan Africa Social and historical perspectives. Vaughan M, Adjaye-Gbewonyo K and Mika M (eds). London: UCL Press.

Cousins T, Leonelli S, Pentecost M, Sunder-Rajan K. 2020. Situating the Biology of COVID-19: A Conversation on Disease and Democracy. The India Forum.

Pentecost M, and Meloni M. 2020. “It’s never too early”: preconception care and postgenomic models of life. Frontiers in Sociology.

Pentecost M. 2020. War and medicine in Iraq: physicians and the aftermath of empire. In: Book Forum – Omar Dewachi’s Ungovernable Life. Medical Anthropology Quarterly.

Gibbon S, and Pentecost M. 2019. “Introduction: Excavating and (Re)Creating the Biosocial; Birth Cohorts as Ethnographic Object of Inquiry and Site of Intervention.” Somatosphere (blog). November 15, 2019.

Pentecost M, Cousins TD. 2019. ‘The Good Doctor’: the Making and Unmaking of the Physician Self in Contemporary South Africa. Journal of Medical Humanities.

Pentecost M, Ross FC. 2019. The First Thousand Days: Motherhood, Scientific Knowledge, and Local Histories, Medical Anthropology, DOI:10.1080/01459740.2019.1590825

Pentecost M. 2018. Field notes in the clinic: on medicine, anthropology and pedagogy in South Africa. BMJ Medical Humanities.

Pentecost M, Gerber B, Wainwright M, Cousins TD. 2018. Critical orientations for humanising health sciences education in South Africa. BMJ Medical Humanities

Pentecost M, Meloni M. 2018. The epigenetic imperative: responsibility for early intervention at the time of biological plasticity. The American Journal of Bioethics. 18:11, 60-62.

Pentecost M, Cousins TD. 2018. The temporary as the future: ready-to-use therapeutic food and nutraceuticals in South Africa. Anthropology Today 34(4): 9-13.

Cousins TD, Pentecost M. 2018. ‘The Second Shift: Informal Economies and Avian Influenza in South Africa.’ Theorizing the Contemporary, Cultural Anthropology website, July 26, 2018.

Pentecost M. 2018. The First Thousand Days: Epigenetics in the age of Global Health. In: The Handbook of Biology and Society. Meloni M, Cromby J, Fitzgerald D, Lloyd S (eds). London: Palgrave Macmillan.

Pentecost M, Ross FC, Macnab A. 2018. Beyond the dyad: making DOHaD interventions more inclusive – a brief report. Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease, Themed Issue: DOHaD Africa 9(1): 10-14.

Pentecost M, Cousins TD. 2017. Strata of the political: epigenetic and microbial imaginaries in post-apartheid Cape Town. Antipode, 49(5): 1368-1384.

Everett-Murphy K, Pentecost M, Muhwava L, Majikela-Dlangamandla B. 2017. The experience of conducting focus group discussions on the topic of gestational diabetes in Cape Town, South Africa. SAGE Research Methods Cases. doi:10.4135/9781526409522.

Ulijaszek SJ, Pentecost M, Marcus C, Karpe F, Frühbeck G, Nowicka P. 2017. Inequality and childhood overweight and obesity: a commentary. Pediatric Obesity, 12(3): 195-202.

Smit W,  Matzopoulos RHunter Adams JPentecost MRother HAlbertyn Z Behroozi FAlaba OKaba Mvan der Westhuizen CShung King MLevitt NSParnell S Lambert EVRICHE members. 2016. Urban Health Research in Africa: Themes and Priority Research Questions.  Journal of Urban Health, 93(4): 722-730.

Pentecost M. 2016. Introduction: The First Thousand Days of Life. Somatosphere series: The First Thousand Days of Life. Available at: 

Pentecost M. 2015. The First Thousand Days of Life: Obesity and Global Health Policy in South Africa. Unit for Biocultural Variation and Obesity Opinion Paper Series, #09. Available at:

Pentecost M. 2015. Para-States and Medical Science – Making African Global Health (book review), New Genetics and Society, 36(4): 408-410.

Pentecost M. 2015. The Political Ecology of Perinatal Nutrition in Khayelitsha, South Africa. Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease, (6), Suppl 2, S77.

Rajabally MN, Pentecost M, Pretorius O et al. 2013. The Clostridium difficile problem: a South African tertiary institution’s prospective perspective. South African medical journal,103(3), pp.168-72.

Kirsch R, Pentecost M, Hall Pde M, Epstein DP, Watermeyer G, Friederich. 2006. Role of colonoscopic biopsy in distinguishing between Crohn’s disease and intestinal tuberculosis. J Clin Pathol, 59(8):840-4.