Wenham, Clare

Dr Clare Wenham LSE Fellow 


Position held

Experience keywords:

Ebola; disease control; disease surveillance; global health governance; global health politics; global health; health security ; infectious diseases; influenza; pandemics; technology for health

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Clare’s work for the most part falls in the cross over between global health and international relations. Her work focuses on global health governance, health security, surveillance and infectious disease control. In particular her work focuses on pandemic influenza, Ebola and more broadly on the governance structures of the global health landscape and global disease control. Her recent work has appeared in The Lancet, Third World Quarterly and Global Health Governance.

She previously worked in the Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, working on a series of projects relating to surveillance and transmission of infectious disease. Prior to this she undertook a PhD in International Relations at the Centre for Health and International Relations at Aberystwyth University examining the tensions between global disease governance and individual state sovereignty. During this, she did a fellowship at the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology and consulted for the Asian Development Bank. Before starting her academic career, Clare worked in public health policy roles at the Faculty of Public Health and for an NHS trust.

Clare continues to investigate the role of sovereignty and responsibility of states in global health, working on a manuscript project continuing from her PhD thesis. She also will continue to finish off her work on Ebola in security and humanitarian frames, as well as exploring the political developments of the Zika virus.

Countries and regions to which research relates:

Africa; Global; South-East Asia; UK


Spanish [Spoken: Fluent, Written: Fluent]

Media experience:

Has written for mainstream press; Radio; TV

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020 7955 6592

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