Faculty of Social & Historical Sciences


Catriona Gold

Academic position: PhD Candidate

Department: Geography

Email: c.gold@ucl.ac.uk

URL: UCL Geography


Catriona Gold is interested in the intersections between security, mobility and disease – in particular, the construction of (ill) health as a security problem. Previous work has taken a critical geographic approach to understanding both military and non-governmental responses to epidemic outbreaks, including the 2013-16 Ebola epidemic. Her current work on the government of US citizen travel during the Cold War considers the role of imaginaries of ‘contagion’ in relation to domestic and international politics.

In her current role with Grand Challenges’ Critical Global Health initiative, Catriona is part of an interdisciplinary team working to facilitate and promote critical health research at UCL. She led organization of the 2022 roundtable What is Critical Global Health?, a subsequent Disruptive Voices podcast series, and 2023 hybrid symposium Colonial Legacies, Contemporary Inequities: Critical Approaches to Global Health.

Catriona teaches in the Department of Geography, and interviews academic book authors at the New Books Network.