United Kingdom

Paula Palanco is a medical anthropologist with a background in development studies and communication. She has completed an Advanced Masters in Cultural Anthropology and Development Studies in KULeuven (Belgium) and worked as a Research Assistant in LSHTM.

She has carried out research in different African settings and is currently working to cover one of the gaps existing in the historiography of drugs: the arrival and generalisation of antibiotics in East Africa. Paula is interested in unveiling the underlying infrastructures that shape people’s behaviour towards antibiotics, the application of anthropological perspectives to public-health policies and the “One Health” approach.