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Cambridge Infectious Diseases

An Interdisciplinary Research Centre at the University of Cambridge

Studying at Cambridge


Dr Anna Barford

Dr Anna Barford

Research Associate on the ‘Humanitarian Crises, Population Displacement and Epidemic Diseases, 1901-2010’ project.

Departments and Institutes

Research Associate


  • Influenza
  • Epidemiology
  • Common Respiratory Infections
  • Developing World
  • Public Policy
  • Public Health


  • Displaced populations
  • Typhoid Fever
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • HIV
  • Communicable disease
  • Measles
  • Public Health
  • International Agreements
  • Malaria
  • Diphtheria
  • Scarlet Fever
  • Demography
  • Neglected tropical diseases
  • Dengue fever
  • AIDS
  • Refugees
  • Pertussis (Whooping Cough)
  • Tuberculosis

Key Publications

  • Barford, A. and Pickett, K. in press. How to Build a More Equal American Society: Lessons from Successful Experiences Abroad. in Shah, A. and Colombano, J. (eds.) Re-Developing America Global Perspectives on America’s 21st Century Challenges. University of Pennsylvania Press 
  • Barford, A. and Dorling, D. (2011). Inequality. In Southerton, D. et al. (Eds.) Encyclopaedia of Consumer Culture. SAGE Publications, London
  • Dorling, D., Newman, M. and Barford, A. (2010). Atlas of the real world (2nd edition). Thames and Hudson, London. Also published in Germany and Austria.
  • Barford, A., Pickett, K. and Dorling, D. (2009). Re-evaluating self-evaluation: A Commentary on Jen, Jones, and Johnston. Social Science and Medicine, 68(4), 3pp
  • Dorling, D. and Barford, A. (2009). The inequality hypothesis: Thesis, antithesis, and a synthesis?  Health and Place, 15(4), 1166-1169
  • Two further foreign language editions of Dorling, D., Newman, M. and Barford, A. (2009) The atlas of the real world. Published in South Korea and Japan.
  • Dorling, D., Newman, M. and Barford, A. (2008) The atlas of the real world. London, Thames & Hudson.  Also published in the United States, France, Italy, Germany and the Netherlands. 
  • Dorling, D. and Barford, A. (2007). Shaping the world to illustrate inequalities in health. WHO Bulletin, 85(11), 821-900.
  • Dorling, D. and Barford, A. (2007). The shape of global causes of death. International Journal of Health Geographics, 6(48), 13pp
  • Dorling, D., Barford, A. and Wheeler, B. (2007). Health impacts of an environmental disaster. Environmental Research Letters 2(4) 11pp
  • Barford, A. and Dorling, D. (2006). A New Approach to mapping the World: Visualizing Facets of International Health. National Medical Journal of India, 19(4), 2pp
  • Barford, A., Dorling, D., Smith, G.D. and Shaw, M. (2006). Life expectancy: women now on top everywhere. British Medical Journal, 332, 1095-1096
  • Dorling, D., Barford, A. and Newman, M. (2006). Worldmapper: the world as you've never seen it before. IEEE Transactions on Visualisation and Computer Graphics, 12(5), 757-764
  • Moraru, M., Barford, A. and Dorling, D. (2006). The long war. Student BMJ, 14, 445