Biography

Anna is a Geographer who works on international health and socio-economic inequality. Anna is currently researching the history of infectious diseases amongst forced migrants, on a project entitled Humanitarian Crises, Population Displacement and Epidemic Disease 1901-2010. Anna’s Ph.D focused on attitudes towards socio-economic inequality. This was inspired by her earlier work on the Worldmapper project which produced hundreds of cartograms (apparently distorted maps) to show the distribution of variables ranging from commuting times to life expectancies. She is currently based at the University of Cambridge, and is about to go on maternity leave.

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There is a widespread belief that as countries become richer, their citizens benefit from a better quality of life. However, the evidence shows that once countries attain a certain standard of living, it is the distribution of income and wealth within the society that actually determines health and well-being as well as a range of […]

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