UCL Institute for Global Prosperity


The Social Science of Zoonotic Disease

The Social Science of Zoonotic Disease brings together social scientists from across the UK who are working on zoonotic disease.

Zoonoses - which include Ebola, avian flu, SARS and bovine tuberculosis - are diseases that jump the species divide between animals and humans. Their global nature means that they represent a major challenge to achieving global prosperity. 

This knowledge network is enables social scientists working in this area to share conceptual and methodological approaches, contributing to building cutting edge research projects that can comprehensively tackle the social, political, cultural and economic implications of zoonotic disease.  

Several of the members are a part of the Zoonotic and Emerging Livestock Systems programme, funded by DfID and UK research councils. Read more about the social science methods IGP is using to investigate bovine TB in Ethiopia.

Project Lead: Catherine Hodge