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Department of Veterinary Medicine

Cambridge Veterinary School

Studying at Cambridge


Vivian Lam

Supervisor: Dr. Caroline Trotter

"Defeating meningitis by 2030": an interdisciplinary contribution to the WHO's global roadmap

Subject groups/Research projects

Infection and Immunity:

Research Interests

I am broadly interested in human infectious disease epidemiology and vaccination from a global health perspective with a particular emphasis on understanding health-seeking behaviours and decision making in their sociocultural contexts. This perspective can help align public health efforts across science, policy and practice.

My PhD research focuses on acute bacterial meningitis and seeks to contribute to filling knowledge gaps highlighted by the WHO’s upcoming global strategy "Defeating meningitis by 2030" at national and regional levels. Thanks to an interdisciplinary background, I bring perspectives from anthropology, public health, and epidemiology to my work alongside experience with both quantitative and qualitative approaches.


  • Epidemiology
  • Public health
  • Meningococcal meningitis