Dr Diane Duclos
I am an anthropologist exploring issues of social justice in global health through ethnographic investigations of the biomedical and biosocial long-term effects of protracted displacement and chronic exposure to violence and inequalities. I use a transnational lens to account for global health issues in relation to forced migration and war in the Middle-East. I am also interested in exploring intersectional approaches to study reproductive, maternal and newborn health programmes.
I teach on the Conflict & Health and Medical Anthropology and Public Health modules. I also tutor on the Public Health for Development MSc. programme.
I am deputy chair for the PH4D exam board.
I supervise MSc projets and PhD students
My research interests fall at the intersection between critical ethnographies of humanitarian and global health interventions and their everyday enactments and translations into practices and discourses.
For my PhD, I have worked with Iraqi migrants in the Middle East using methods including participant observation, visual art narratives and biographical interviews. Between 2015 and 2018, I have contributed to the evaluation of a supply chain intervention for family planning in Senegal. More recently, I have conducted ethnographic fieldwork in Lebanon on grassroots initiatives led by Syrian displaced health professionals to meet the displaced population’s health needs there; and have taken part in the RECAP project which aims at strengthening research capacity and capability to generate knowledge on how to improve decision-making and accountability to help support preparedness and response to humanitarian crises and epidemics. I am currently a member of the Social Science in Humanitarian Action Platform; and am also conducting research on surgical consent for cesarian sections as part of the MOMENTUM Safe Surgery in Family Planning and Obstetrics project in partnership with EngenderHealth.
For Healthcare Professionals and Humanitarians Providing Care to Forced Migrants