Rachel Thompson

at Chatham House

Research Associate, Centre on Global Health Security, Chatham House
Rachel Thompson is an anthropologist who has a background in humanitarian work, international development and public health research. Rachel has previously worked with the Red Cross Movement and several NGOs, including significant time in the field in Africa and Asia. She has conducted research on a range of global health topics including family planning in Somalia, Kenya and India, malaria in Tanzania and the Greater Mekong Sub-region, the Ebola response in Sierra Leone, and universal health coverage in Ghana. At Chatham House she focuses on issues around healthcare in conflict, leading the Centre on Global Health Security’s work in this area. Rachel holds a Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology and two Masters degrees in Development Studies and Public Health, all from the University of London.