Lise Cazzoli

Research Student

Lise is a DPhil student in International Development. Her doctoral research focuses on access to healthcare for hurricane survivors in the Caribbean region, with a special interest in the treatment of chronic mental illnesses (e.g. depression, ADHD, bipolar disorders, ASD).

In particular, she uses mixed methods to explore the processes through which they gained, lost, or were denied access to emergency care in the aftermath of disasters related to the Atlantic hurricane season in the U.S., Puerto Rico and Haiti. Her comparative analysis uses a wide range of data (GIS, statistical data, ethnographic accounts, policy documents, poetry and fiction) to understand the determinants of such access, conceptualizations of emergency care, and how survivors describe their experience of loss. 

She holds a Dual BA in Social Anthropology and Political Science (University of Louvain), and a MA in International Affairs (University of Ottawa). She previously worked with the Permanent Representation of Belgium to the UNHQ, UNEP, OCHA and the Stockholm Environment Institute.

Aside from her academic research, she writes poetry and paints semi-abstract, evocative seascapes.  She is a member of St Anne’s College and the president of its Middle Common Room (MCR).

Loss and access to healthcare for hurricane survivors

Lise has previously tutored undergraduate students on the BA in Political Science, Sociology and Anthropology, and Human Sciences courses of the University of Louvain (modules: Political Economy, Social and Cultural Anthropology, Introduction to Political Science, Foundations of Public and Private Law).

Research Students supervised

Journal articles and special issues

Cazzoli, Lise (2020) 'Protecting People from Climate Change Harm', St Anne's Academic Review (STAAR)
Cazzoli, Lise (with Druenne, L) (2019) 'Endangered Waterworlds and the right to live in the Amazon: stories from the field. Anthroposphere', The Oxford Climate Review


Cazzoli, Lise (2020) 'Gender and the environment: a preliminary analysis of gaps and opportunities in Latin America and the Caribbean', United Nations Environment Programme Panama City: Panama
Cazzoli, Lise (with Chiu, J and Yu, W) (2019) 'Shaping Sustainable Urban Futures - Reducing Carbon Emissions in Hong Kong: Insights from London's Climate Policy', World Green Organization and Oxford Institute for Sustainable Development Oxford and Lai Chi Kok: UK and Hong Kong

Other publications

Research interests:

Health systems and emergency care, chronic mental illnesses, political theory and recognition, ontology, complex emergencies and systems thinking, climate change adaptation