Dr Clare Wenham

Dr Clare Wenham

Assistant Professor of Global Health Policy

Department of Health Policy

020 7955 6592
Room No
COW 1.03
Office Hours
Thursday 15.00-17.00 via Student Hub
Connect with me

English, Spanish
Key Expertise
Zika, Global Health Security, Global Health Governance, COVID-19

About me

Dr Clare Wenham is Assistant Professor of Global Health Policy. She is the Director of the MSc in Global Health Policy and sits on the steering committee of the LSE Global Health Initiative. She previously worked at the Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, delivering a series of projects relating to surveillance and transmission of infectious disease. She has a PhD in International Relations at and has advised and/or consulted for UN Women, European Parliament, UNFPA, Asian Development Bank, and UK Parliamentary Office for Science and Technology.

Clare’s research examines global health security and global health governance from a political and policy perspective. Her recent research has analysed COVID-19, Zika, Ebola, and more broadly, on the governance structures of the global health landscape and global disease control. Within this, she has a particular interest on the downstream effects of global health security policy on women. Clare is currently co-PI on two major projects analysing how women are most at risk of COVID-19 and/or the socio-economic effects produced by government response efforts. The research seeks to understand how policies designed to mitigate against the pathogen cause disproportionate effects on women, such as through increased domestic load, formal and informal care-giving, interruption to sexual and reproductive health services, domestic violence and women’s economic empowerment. More information can be found here.


HP404 Global Health Policy: Institutions, Actors and Politics
HP4E1E Global Health Policy


LSE Latin American and Caribbean Centre
Firoz Lalji Centre for Africa

Expertise Details

zika; ebola; coronavirus; pandemics; global health; governance; global health security; infectious disease surveillance; disease; health sciences research; capacity building

My research