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Recherche en Science Politique (Relations Internationales)
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  • Faculté de Philosophie et Sciences sociales
  • Département de Science politique
  • REPI
  • Anciens membres


Academic Degrees

MSSc - Erasmus Mundus Phoenix - Health, Populations, Politics & Social Interventions  (Ecole des hautes Etudes en Sciences sociales)

MSc   - Erasmus Mundus Phoenix - Health & Community Welfare (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)

Post-grad Certificate - Health Policy & Management - Politics of Health Policy (Johns Hopkins and University Pompeu Fabra Fall Institute)

Post-grad Certificate - International Community Health, Accessibility, Equity & Human Rights (Universitetet i Oslo)

BA - Social Anthropology & Geographical Sciences (University of Cape Town)

Work Experience

Intern - Pan-American Health Organisation/World Health Organisation (Washington D.C.)

Intern - Department of Health of Catalonia, Office of the Sub-Director General - Planning and Evaluation (Barcelona)

Research Assistant - Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV Research Programme (Harare)


I completed my BA at the University of Cape Town and worked a few years in Zimbabwe where the harsh economic crisis brought hardship, as coping with the relentless rise in prices and shortage of basic commodities was difficult. I was able to apply insights from my training in Anthropology to understand how the situation developed and impacted on people’s lives sturring up my ambition and a need to act. Seeing the dire health situation and the necessity for joint action and informed decision-making, I wanted to study further and learn how to do just that. I joined a research programme between the University of Zimbabwe and the University of Oslo and through this affiliation received a scholarship from the University of Oslo to take part in their Summer School in International Community Health. Following this first visit to Europe, I returned to do a Masters in Health and Welfare and have stayed on to pursue a PhD in Globalisation, the EU and Multilateralism, as a recipient of two consecutive Erasmus Mundus Scholarships awarded by the European Commission. My affiliation with the Faculty of Political Science at the ULB has exposed me to a vibrant international group of scholars, providing opportunities to exchange ideas and develop academic skills.

Travaux sélectionnés

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Présentation des recherches

My research highlights the organizational design of two prominent advisory committees dealing with immunization (WHO/SAGE) and bioethics (UNESCO/IBC). Their purpose is to steer policies towards resolving issues of global concern and aim to bring clarity to the various options governments should take while considering the needs on the ground. These advisory committees call on expertise and different knowledge systems with the aim of creating a platform for the evaluation and discussion of the issues at hand. Recent work in Science and Technology Studies looks at the interactions between science, technology and policy as a point of interest, finding that the relationships are complex and knowledge about how they interact is thin. This research adds to this body of work with a specific emphasis on health issues.

Domaines d´intérêt

Global Health Governance, Science and Technology Studies, International Relations, knowledge and power, the science-policy nexus