Dr Diane Duclos

Research Fellow

15-17 Tavistock Place
United Kingdom

I am an anthropologist with experience researching development and humanitarian issues. I have previously worked with Iraqi migrant and refugee communities in the Middle East using methods including participant observation, visual art narratives and biographical interviews, and contributed to the evaluation of a supply chain intervention for family planning in Senegal. I am currently conducting fieldwork in Lebanon on grassroots initiatives led by Syrian displaced health professionals to meet the displaced population’s health needs there. I am also working on 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.




Faculty of Public Health and Policy
Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology
Department of Global Health and Development


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 (all income levels)

Selected Publications

Donor funding for family planning: levels and trends between 2003 and 2013.
Grollman, C. ; Cavallaro, F.L. ; Duclos, D. ; Bakare, V. ; Martínez Álvarez, M. ; Borghi, J. ;
Health Policy Plan
Research Evidence in the Humanitarian Sector: A Practice Guide
Blanchet, K.; Allen, C.; Breckon, J.; Davies, P.; Duclos, D.; Jansen, J.; Mthiyane, H.; Clarke, M.
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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