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Department of Veterinary Medicine

Cambridge Veterinary School
Supervisor: Prof James Wood


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: 

(2021) 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. Braam D., Srinivasan S., Church L., Sheikh Z., Jephcott F., Bukachi S.

(2020) 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.

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


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

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

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

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

Op Eds and Other

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

(2020) Localising support to displaced populations during and after Covid-19CoronatimesBraam D.

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

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

(2020) Covid-19 impact on zoonotic disease risk solutions in displaced populationsThe Centre for the Study of Global Human MovementBraam D.

 Dorien  Braam

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