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Zoë Campbell

Nonresident Fellow, Global Food and Agriculture

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About Zoë Campbell

Dr. Zoë Campbell is an interdisciplinary researcher at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in Nairobi, Kenya specializing in the intersection between gender and animal health. Her research is based on the understanding that while livestock have the potential to contribute to women’s empowerment, this is only possible when gender-based inequalities are addressed.

Recent activities include supporting the gender component of a project aimed at increasing vaccination for peste des petits ruminants (sheep and goat plague) in six countries in East and West Africa as part of the global eradication initiative, assessing the adoptability of bacteriophages by poultry farmers, testing gender-responsive approaches in a study of Rift Valley fever vaccination in Kenya, and most recently, developing study designs and frameworks to guide researchers and development practitioners in including gender considerations in One Health projects. Her work has been published in journals including Preventive Veterinary Medicine, Vaccine, Viruses, and Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Before joining ILRI, Zoë worked as a wildlife technician in her home state of Oregon, and later as an environmental extension officer in the Peace Corps in southern Tanzania. She is based in Nairobi, but fondly considers Tanzania to be a second home. Zoë holds an interdisciplinary doctoral degree from Washington State University’s Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health. Through a unique sandwich program in collaboration with the Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology in Arusha, Tanzania, she combined methods and theories from economics, social sciences, and global animal health to learn more about why people were or were not vaccinating their chickens for Newcastle disease.