Imperial College London

MsPaulaPalanco Lopez

Faculty of MedicineSchool of Public Health

Casual - Academic Research



p.palanco-lopez CV




Norfolk PlaceSt Mary's Campus





Paula Palanco is a Bloomberg funded PhD student within the Breathe London Programme, researching the social dimension of air-monitoring public-health initiatives.

Paula is a medical anthropologist with communication background, sciences interest and development orientation. She has worked on a number of diverse projects and topics, from the clashing narratives around the management of cholera epidemics in Cameroon to the history of antibiotic arrivals in East African settings.

She has experience with collaborative and multidisciplinary research, having taken part on the development of a low-cost cholera sensor designed to fit the necessities of small clinics and rural hospitals in LMICs (Low and Middle Income Countries).

She is interested in the interaction of people with technology in health-related contexts, the critical engagement with public-health campaigns and the multidisciplinarity in science and technology research.

Her PhD project is supervised by Dr Ben Barratt


Palanco Lopez, PaulaChandler, Clare IR; (2020) Histories of Antibiotics: A One Health account of the arrival of antimicrobial drugs to Zimbabwe, Malawi and Uganda. Report for the Improving Human Health Flagship Initiative, Agriculture for Nutrition and Health research programme, CGIAR. Project Report. London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. DOI: