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Charlotte Milbank

PhD Candidate in Geography and Epidemiology, University of Cambridge

I am a third year PhD student exploring whether "wild foods", including bushmeat, insects, wild fruits and vegetables, can contribute safely to food and nutritional security and human health in Indigenous Peoples' communities, whilst supporting conservation efforts. Based in north-eastern India, this research speaks to the concerns of the "One Health" research approach, a growing body of work that recognises the complex entanglement of the environment, human and animal health in issues of public health concern, including zoonotic spillover. My PhD is jointly supervised by academics in the Department of Geography and the MRC Epidemiology Unit. Prior to starting my PhD, I completed an undergraduate degree in Geography, followed by an MPhil in epidemiology, both at the University of Cambridge. I also hold a fellowship at the United Nations FAO Indigenous Peoples Unit (PSUI).

Experience

  • 2019–present
    PhD Candidate in Geography and Epidemiology, University of Cambridge
  • 2021–present
    Research fellow, Food & Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations

Education

  • 2019 
    University of Cambridge, MPhil (Distinction) Epidemiology
  • 2018 
    University of Cambridge, BA Geography