Participant Info

First Name
Clare
Last Name
Wenham
Country
UK
University
London School of Economics and Political Science
Keywords
Zika, Ebola, global health, governance of health, global health policy, WHO, World Health Organization, infectious disease control
Availability
Media Contact

Personal Info

About Me

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.

Recent Publications

Wenham, C. (2017). What we have learnt about the World Health Organization from the Ebola outbreak. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B, 372(1721),

Wenham C, (2016), Ebola Respons-ibility: Moving from shared to multiple responsibilities, Third World Quarterly, Vol 37, No 3, pp.436-451

Kamradt-Scott, A., Harman, S., Wenham. C., Smith F., (2016) Civil-Military cooperation throughout Ebola: Helpful this time, but will it work again? The Lancet, Vol 387, No. 10014 pp104-5, 9th January 2016

Wenham C, (2016), Digitalizing Disease Surveillance: The Global Safety Net, Global Health Governance, Fall 2016

Wenham C, (2015), GPHIN, GOARN, Gone? The Role of the World Health Organization in Global Disease Surveillance, Book Chapter in Davies S & Youde J eds. (2015) The Politics of Disease Surveillance, Ashgate Publishing

Media Coverage
  • Zika isn’t a global health threat like Ebola, The Guardian, 27th January 2016
  • Why it’s wrong to compare Ebola to Zika, The conversation, 1st February 2016
  • Zika and the next global pandemic, BBC Newshour extra, 6th February 2016
  • Regular expert for global health commentary on Sky News, Al Jazeera, LBC, Politico
Country Focus
Thailand, Lao PDR, UK

Research Areas

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