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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 interested in human infectious disease epidemiology and vaccines with an emphasis on understanding the knowledge, attitudes, practices, and intentions that inform health-seeking behaviours.

My PhD research focuses on acute bacterial meningitis and seeks to contribute to the implementation of the WHO’s upcoming global strategy to defeat meningitis by 2030 at national and regional levels. Thanks to an interdisciplinary background, I bring aspects from public health, epidemiology and medical anthropology to my work alongside experience with both quantitative and qualitative methods.


  • Epidemiology
  • Public health
  • Meningococcal meningitis