Institute for Global Health
University College London
Rosamund Greiner is a PhD student with IGH under the supervision of Dr Jennie Gamlin, Dr Maria Kett (International Disability Research Centre) and Dr Sahra Gibbon (Anthropology). Her PhD research will investigate how the Zika virus outbreaks and public health response in Colombia have influenced constructions of gender and disability. She will do so by looking at changes to the division of household labour and child care responsibilities in response to Zika prevention measures and the births of babies affected by Congenital Zika Syndrome, and attitudes towards pregnancy avoidance and abortion in light of the link between Zika and CZS and the government advice to avoid or delay pregnancy. Ros received her MSc in Global Health and Development from IGH in 2019, and has previously worked in Universities and third sector organisations in research roles relating to patient experience of the health service in the UK, and improving the treatment and diagnosis of diabetes in sub-Saharan Africa.