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International Development Research @ Cambridge



Dr. Caroline Trotter is a Principal Research Associate at the Department of Veterinary Medicine and the Academic Director of Cambridge-Africa, the University’s programme that supports African researchers and promotes collaborations between Africa and Cambridge.

Caroline researches the epidemiology of vaccine-preventable diseases and the impact of immunisation – mostly in relation to bacterial meningitis.

The focus of Caroline’s studies in sub-Saharan Africa and on research questions of direct relevance for vaccine policy has the potential to positively impact to the lives of the world’s poorest 3 billion people.

Caroline's research demonstrates the power of vaccines to improve health globally and the importance of equitable access to vaccines motivates her to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals through the participation in Cambridge Global Challenges.

Welcome to Cambridge Global Challenges

Cambridge Global Challenges is the Interdisciplinary Research Centre (IRC) of the University of Cambridge that aims to enhance the contribution of its research towards addressing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, with a particular focus on the poorest half of the world’s population.


Join the Interdisciplinary Research Centre

Register to Cambridge Global Challenges and to the IRC's mailing list here.


Learn about the support we provide 

Learn how Cambridge Global Challenges can support your research here.


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