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Michaela is a Medical Anthropologist and holds a PhD in African Studies obtained at the University of Edinburgh and an MSc in Medical Anthropology and Sociology from the University of Amsterdam. Her research interests focus on health system research and the Anthropology of Global Public Health. Her PhD investigated the post-Ebola health system strengthening efforts in Sierra Leone, focusing on district health system managers and frontline healthcare workers. In her previous work, she was involved in the development, testing and uptake of a new COVID-19 app that aimed to simulate different scenarios where Jamaicans might encounter risks of infections.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, After Ebola in Sierra Leone: The Politics of Neglect and The Social Life of Projectified Post-Epidemic Recovery, University of Edinburgh

7 Jan 201526 Aug 2021

Award Date: 3 Aug 2020

Areas of expertise

  • H Social Sciences (General)
  • Medical Anthropology
  • Global Health
  • Public Health
  • Health System Strengthening


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