Dr Emilie Venables is an anthropologist, and has been working for Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) since 2012. Her research interests include HIV/AIDS, sex-work, Ebola and migration as well as the role of anthropology in humanitarian aid. She has worked in various countries including South Africa, Kenya, Liberia, Senegal, DRC, Italy, Lebanon, Mozambique and Côte d’Ivoire.
Originally from the UK, Emilie moved to South Africa in 2009 upon completion of an MSc and PhD in African Studies from the University of Edinburgh. She also holds an undergraduate degree in Social Anthropology from the University of Cambridge and an MSc Development Studies from SOAS, University of London. Dr Venables is an Honorary Research Associate with the Division of Social and Behavioural Sciences in the School of Public Health and Family Medicine, University of Cape Town.