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People working on "Epidemics, Digital Media and Health Communications in Africa"

Laurie Denyer Willis

Dr Laurie Denyer Willis, CGHR Research Associate 

Laurie is a CGHR Research Associate working on our project funded by The Wellcome Trust and DFID on how interactive broadcast radio can be used as a public health tool in the current Zika crisis in Lusophone Africa. Laurie is a medical anthropologist at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Based on long-term ethnographic work, she is concerned most broadly with urban governance, affect, and religion. Her work considers the stakes of state absence and presence, by linking together the sensory and environmental with experiences of disease, dispossession, and the politics of hope.

Dr Sharath Srinivasan

Dr Sharath Srinivasan, CGHR Director & Director Africa's Voices

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Dr Claudia Abreu Lopes, CGHR Research Associate & Senior Advisor  Research & Innovation at Africa's Voices

Dr Claudia Abreu Lopes led research on the pilot research for Africa’s Voices, collaborating with research partners and radio stations in Africa, as well as development partners. She is now Head of Research and Development at CGHR's spinout organisation, Africa’s Voices Foundation. Claudia holds a PhD in Social Research Methods from the London School of Economics (LSE). Her research interests focus on socio-cognitive mechanisms in the field of social representations and on methodologies that bridge people’s outlooks and actions to their social and political context. Before joining CGHR, Claudia was a Teaching Fellow in the Department of Social Psychology at the LSE and a Research Consultant at BBC Media Action.

Alex Lewis

Dr Alex Lewis, Researcher at Africa's Voices

Alex carries out data analysis and geographic information system (GIS) work for Africa’s Voices Foundation. She originally trained as a Marine Biologist at the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne and holds a PhD from the University of York in genetics and landscape ecology. She also has an MSc in Geospatial Analysis from University College London. Alex has worked as a researcher, field-worker, data analyst and project manager with universities, non-governmental organisations and government departments. She has done this in Venezuela, Mongolia and Malaysian Borneo as well as within the UK. 


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