Elizabeth  Storer

Elizabeth Storer

Research Officer

Firoz Lalji Institute for Africa

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Key Expertise
Uganda, Borderlands, Religion, Health

About me

Elizabeth Storer is a researcher at the FLIA, LSE. She is a medical geographer whose research focuses on the social lives of a variety of healthcare interventions, alongside community appropriations, resistance and reactions to them. In particular her research focuses on epidemic/ pandemic preparedness campaigns presently deemed to be international health priorities in Global Health, as well as how these priorities silence other demands for health and well-being. Additionally, Elizabeth’s work aims to forge forging multi-disciplinary partnerships to understand historical inequalities and contemporary injustices within international emergency responses. She is committed to relating ethnographic understandings of health and well-being into policy conversations.

Currently, Elizabeth is a Research Officer on the EU Horizon PERISCOPE (Pan-European Response to the Impacts of COVID-19 and future Pandemics and Epidemics). The project is a multi-disciplinary project, co-ordinated by the University of Pavia, which explores legacies of COVID-19 across European countries. She is also the Principal Investigator of a British Academy COVID-19 Recovery Grant, ‘Ethnographies of (Dis)Engagement: Understanding Vaccine Rejection in Chronically Neglected Communities across the G7’. This research explores how dynamics of exclusion shape orientations towards COVID-19 vaccines in Roma, migrant and diaspora communities in Italy and Canada.

Additionally, Elizabeth contributes to the AHRC/ DFID Safety of Strangers Project, where she explores the inclusion of mental health in humanitarian protection, as well as the connection between faith and humanitarian assistance in Uganda/ South Sudan, more broadly.

At FLIA, Elizabeth is involved in ongoing multi-disciplinary work with Cristin Fergus (epidemiologist), Costanza Torre (clinical psychologist), as well as with Dr Naomi Pendle and Dr Georgina Pearson.

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