Dr Diane Duclos

Research Fellow


Keppel Street
United Kingdom

I am an Anthropologist with experience working in developing, conflict and post-conflict settings. I completed a PhD in anthropology of development at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (GIIDS) in Geneva. I undertook a multisited fiedwork collaborating with Iraqi migrant and refugee communities in the Middle East, combining a range of different methods such as participant observation, visual art narratives and biographical interviews. Between 2009 and 2012, I was a teaching assistant for the department of anthropology and sociology of development at the GIIDS. I am currently working on a research project looking at grassroots initiatives led by Syrian displaced health professionals to meet the displaced population’s health needs in Lebanon, and on the evaluation of a family planning supply chain intervention in Senegal.



Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology
Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health


Maternal, Adolescent, Reproductive & Child Health (MARCH)
Health in Humanitarian Crises Centre


I teach on the Conflict & Health and Medical Anthropology and Public Health modules. I also tutor on the Public Health for Development Msc. 


My research interests fall at the intersection between critical ethnographies of humanitarian and development projects and their everyday enactments and translations into practices and discourses by communities and individuals. I am particularly interested in capturing dynamic processes and pathways by which individuals challenge categories imposed by international institutions (i.e refugee) and develop self-empowerment tools to cope with uncertainty.

Development studies
Social Sciences
Syrian Arab Republic
Arab World
Middle East & North Africa (all income levels)
Sub-Saharan Africa (developing only)

Selected Publications

Taking stock: protocol for evaluating a family planning supply chain intervention in Senegal.
Cavallaro, F.L. ; Duclos, D. ; Baggaley, R.F. ; Penn-Kekana, L. ; Goodman, C. ; Vahanian, A. ; Santos, A.C. ; Bradley, J. ; Paintain, L. ; Gallien, J. ; Gasparrini, A. ; Hasselback, L. ; Lynch, C.A. ;
Reprod Health
Cosmopolitanism and Iraqi Migration: Artists And Intellectuals from the "Sixties And Seventies Generations" in Exile
Duclos, D
Writing the modern history of Iraq: historiographical and political challenges
A global research agenda on migration, mobility, and health
Hanefeld, J.; Vearey, J.; Lunt, N.; Bell, S.; Blanchet, K.; Duclos, D.; Ghilardi, L.; Horsfall, D.; Howard, N.; Adams, J.H.; Kamndaya, M.; Lynch, C.; Makandwa, T.; McGrath, N.; Modesinyane, M.; O'Donnell, K.; Siriwardhana, C.; Smith, R.; Testa, A.; Vanyoro, K.; Walls, H.; Wickramage, K.P.; Zimmermann, C.
The Lancet
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