Dr Naomi Bull
BSc (Hons) BVSc DPhil MRCVS
Interdisciplinary Research Fellow
I have a multi-disciplinary background in veterinary sciences, infectious disease immunology, vaccine development and public health and work across the social and natural sciences.
I joined LSHTM after periods of post-doctoral research at the Royal Veterinary College and the University of Oxford, where I undertook my DPhil.
I have also worked as a policy advisor for the UK government and have a keen interest in addressing the challenges of translating basic science into practical and effective policy design.
I am a member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons and an Ambassador for AMR Insights.
My main research interests are in using interdisciplinary approaches to examine the interface between humans, animals and the environment, applying One Health principles to global health challenges.
Most recently this has involved working on antimicrobial resistance within subsistence farming communities in India and Kenya. As part of this project I have worked on development of a online decision-support tool for policymakers to guide intervention planning, and creation of educational comics for schoolchildren to faciliate behaviour change and encourage positive antimicrobial stewardship. I have also organised public engagement activities around AMR in UK schools, through interactive events held as part of the the ESRC Festival of Social Science.
I am currently working as an Interdisciplinary Research Fellow on the UKRI GCRF Action against Stunting Hub, which aims to transform current research on child stunting by incorporating the ‘whole child’ approach. This involves looking at every aspect of a child's early development and understanding where interventions can be made to transform the lives of some of the most vulnerable children in India, Indonesia and Senegal. My role also involves delivery of a citizen science project, developing a mobile app to facilitate data collection on growth of children.