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Lioba Hirsch

BA MSc PhD

Research Fellow

Room
204

LSHTM
15-17 Tavistock Place
London
WC1H 9SH
United Kingdom

I am a qualitative and archival researcher with an interest in the colonial and antiblack entanglements of Western biomedicine and global health management. My research has focused on the historical development, contemporary management and colonial aftermath of British health interventions in West Africa. My PhD thesis analysed the British-led international Ebola response in Sierra Leone in the wake of British colonialism and the transatlantic slave trade.

I have a BA in Political Sciences from Sciences Po Paris and an MSc in Political Sociology from the London School of Economics and Political Sciences (LSE). After completing my MSc I joined the field of international development by working for GIZ, the German government's international development agency in Zambia (2014-15) on a project seeking to strengthen Zambian civil society organisations. Between late 2015 and 2019 I worked towards a PhD at UCL's Department of Geography and Institute for Global Health.

 I joined the Centre for History in Public Health in November 2019. 

Affiliations

Public Health, Environments and Society
Faculty of Public Health and Policy

Centres

History in Public Health

Research

At LSHTM I am working on a project exploring the school's colonial past and legacy. I am interested in how LSHTM's colonial entanglements continue to structure life and work at the school and to produce a clear and transparent history of the role British colonialism and imperialism played in the founding and history of the school.

Research Area
Health inequalities
Public health history
Global Health
Inequalities
Qualitative methods
Discipline
History
Political science
Sociology
Social Sciences
Disease and Health Conditions
Infectious disease
Malaria
Tropical diseases
Region
Sub-Saharan Africa (all income levels)
World