Gemma-Claire Ali

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Analyst
Cambridge Office

Education

M.Sc. in global mental health, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine / King's College London; M.A. in geography, University of Cambridge

Overview

Gemma-Claire Ali is an analyst at RAND Europe with seven years of professional research experience in public health research, particularly specialising in literature reviews and qualitative research methods. At RAND Europe, she has worked on several projects involving evidence synthesis to inform policy making and strategy development in the fields of innovation, health and science.

She is currently working on two important scoping reviews. The first, commissioned by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, is a large scoping review of the use of digital technologies for public health key functions worldwide, particularly focusing on the surveillance, prevention and control of infectious diseases. The second is a global review of the impacts of antimicrobial resistance on modern medicine, commissioned by Wellcome. Other key projects include case studies of oversight mechanims for emerging science and technology worldwide, commissioned by Wellcome, and a historical foresight study of antimicrobial resistance (AMR), commissioned by the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council. This last project draws on historical and comparative literature review, interviews and policy workshops with academic experts and industry representatives to understand how AMR, tobacco control and climate change have developed as policy issues over time, and to inform future AMR policy. 

She holds an M.A. in geography from the University of Cambridge, and an M.Sc. from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and King’s College London. She is currently completing her Ph.D. part-time at the University of Cambridge.

Recent Projects

  • Impact of antimicrobial resistance on modern medicine - a scoping review
  • Assessment of digital technologies for infectious disease surveillance, prevention and control
  • Historical foresight and comparative approaches to inform antimicrobial resistance policy
  • Oversight of emerging science and technology

Selected Publications

S. Gunashekar, S. Parks, J. Francombe, C. d'Angelo, G.-C. Ali, P. Smith, D. Rodriguez-Rincon, M. Altenhofer and G. Mcinroy, Oversight of emerging science and technology: learning from past and present efforts around the world, Wellcome (RR-2921-WT), 2019

S. Gunashekar, S. Parks, J. Francombe, C. d'Angelo, G.-C. Ali, P. Smith, D. Rodriguez-Rincon, M. Altenhofer and G. Mcinroy , Oversight of emerging science and technology: lessons from history to guide future developments, Wellcome (RB-10077-WT), 2019

Languages

English (native); French (independent)

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