Celine Tschirhart

Céline has been carrying out research for over 10 years in South America, more specifically in the Amazon Basin. In Bolivia, Ecuador, Brazil, and more recently in the Guiana Shield countries, she has been focusing on how resource and land management in remote Indigenous communities can impact their health, and what levers can be activated to promote more sustainable health systems. After completing a PhD in health geography at Strasbourg University (France) investigating mercury contamination in communities of the Bolivian Amazon, she joined Project COBRA as a Postdoctoral Research Assistant at Royal Holloway University of London. Since then, she has worked as a consultant looking at ways of preventing suicide epidemics in Indigenous communities of French Guiana. She believes in participatory approaches as a way of doing research ‘with’ rather than ‘on’ local communities.

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