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Department of Veterinary Medicine

Cambridge Veterinary School


Dorien Braam previously worked with the UN, Netherlands Government and NGO’s across Asia and Eastern Africa focusing on forced migration, protection, human rights and shelter, before returning to academia with a MSc in International Animal Health (Edin), writing a thesis on animal health in complex humanitarian emergencies. For her PhD in Veterinary Medicine she studies zoonoses - diseases transmitted between animals and humans - in displaced populations, with a focus on the Greater Horn of Africa, the Middle East and South Asia.


Key publications: 

Identifying the research gap of zoonotic disease in displacement: a systematic reviewBMC Global Health Research and Policy. 2021. Braam D., Jephcott F., Wood J.

Positioning zoonotic disease research in forced migration: A systematic literature review of theoretical frameworks and approaches. PLOS ONE. 2021. Tasker A., Braam D.

Lockdowns, lives and livelihoods: the impact of COVID-19 and public health responses to conflict affected populations - a remote qualitative study in Baidoa and Mogadishu, Somalia. BMC Conflict and Health. 2021. Braam D., Srinivasan S., Church L., Sheikh Z., Jephcott F., Bukachi S.

Power, Participation and their Problems: A consideration of power dynamics in the use of Participatory Epidemiology for One Health and zoonoses researchPreventive Veterinary Medicine. 2020. Ebata A., Hodge C., Braam D., Waldman L., Sharp J., MacGregor H., Moore H.

Integrating resilience in South Asia. Zhou M. and Braam DForced Migration Review 49, pp 64-5. 2015.


IDMC. 2021. Adapting on the move: Climate change displacement and local solutions in coastal communities in Sindh, Pakistan. Braam D., Kumar L.

ILO. 2020. Study on the recruitment and placement of migrant fishers from Indonesia: an ILO working paperBraam D., Zhou M., Hantyanto A., Fadhila N.

IOM/ UNICEF. 2019. Child Labour in the Context of MigrationBraam D.

ILO. 2019. Indonesia’s fisheries human rights certification system: assessment, commentary and recommendationsBraam D.

NRC. 2015. Community Resilience and Disaster Related Displacement in South Asia. Zhou M. and Braam D.

Op Eds and Other

COVID-19 impact on health and livelihoods in a complex emergency. IOM. January 2021. Braam D.

Localising support to displaced populations during and after Covid-19Coronatimes. July 2020. Braam D.

Refugees at increased risk of coronavirus due to barriers to healthcareThe Conversation (Canada). May 2020. Braam D. and Molnar P.

Coronavirus lockdowns force the world’s poorest into deadly trade-offs between their health and livelihoodsThe Conversation (UK). May 2020. Braam D.

Covid-19 impact on zoonotic disease risk solutions in displaced populationsThe Centre for the Study of Global Human Movement. May 2020. Braam D.

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Person keywords: 
Veterinary Public Health
Public health
Infectious disease dynamics
Livestock sustainability
One Health