Dorien Braam has a multidisciplinary background in international development and humanitarian emergency research, planning and response, providing strategic policy and programming advice as the Director of Praxis Labs. She has extensive international professional experience working with the United Nations, Netherlands Government, the International Federation of the Red Cross/ Red Crescent Societies and non-profit organizations across Asia, Africa and Europe, focusing on migration, protection, resilience and One Health.
In 2018, she was awarded the Gates Cambridge Scholarship to pursue her PhD research with the Disease Dynamics Unit at the University of Cambridge on the political and socio-economic causes and impact of zoonoses - diseases transmitted between animals and humans - in displaced populations. As a Policy Leader Fellow at EUI, she will work towards implementing its conclusions and recommendations, through a collaborative global network of key stakeholders focusing on climate change, forced migration and infectious disease, addressing the most pressing global challenges of our time.
Dorien holds Bachelor and Master of Science degrees from Delft University of Technology, and a Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Edinburgh. She is currently affiliated with the Centre of Governance & Human Rights at the University of Cambridge, and the Center for Global Resilience and Security at Norwich University.