As a researcher in the University of Amsterdam's Center for Social Science and Global Health, I am currently supporting several large research projects led by Prof. Anita Hardon and Prof. Robert Pool. I also assist with coordination activities.
Over recent years (2011-2013), I have been involved with a multi-disciplinary EC FP7-funded project examining the health of Latin American migrants in Europe. This project - Coordinating resources to assess and improve the health of Latin American migrants in Europe (COHEMI) - was carried out in collaboration with institutions from seven EU and Latin American countries: Bolivia, Ecuador, Italy, Peru, Spain and the UK.
I have also recently finalised the write-up of results from earlier multi-site research projects on the social and cultural context of malaria during pregnancy and the acceptability of intermittent preventive treatment for malaria in infants (IPTi). For both these applied projects, whilst working at the Barcelona Centre for International Health (CRESIB) between 2007 and 2011, and in collaboration with the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KeMRI) and Centers for Disease Control (CDC), I conducted fieldwork in western Kenya. The resulting papers form part of a doctorate thesis on community responses to malaria interventions in sub-Saharan Africa, which has been recently approved for public defence.