Dr Eve Houghton
Department: Pathobiology and Population Sciences
Research Centres: Veterinary Epidemiology, Economics and Public Health
Eve is a postdoctoral research fellow working in the GCRF UKRI One Health Poultry Hub. Her work employs a range of ethnographic and qualitative research methods to explore potential risks of zoonotic disease transmission in poultry production and distribution networks across research sites in Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka and Vietnam.
Eve has a Ph.D. in Social Anthropology from the University of Kent. In addition, she holds degrees in Ethnicity, Nationalism and Identity (MA, University of Kent) and Classical Literature and Civilisations (BA, University of Birmingham). Eve is an anthropologist with an interest in law, health and agency. Her previous work has explored the use of village courts and alternative dispute forums in Papua New Guinea, and disease experiences and perceptions in Australia. As a Postdoctoral Research Fellow for the GCRF One Health Poultry Hub, her current work explores the social conditions informing zoonotic disease transmission in poultry farms in South and Southeast Asia.
Houghton, E. 2022. Unmaking a village court: The invisible workings of an alternative dispute forum. In: Demian, M. (ed.) Grassroots Law in Papua New Guinea. [Pending publication].
Sattar, A. (et al.). 2021. "COVID-19 impact on poultry production and distribution networks in Bangladesh”. Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems, (5):306.
Houghton, E. 2020. "Ever in the Making: Actors and Injustice in a Papua New Guinea Village Court". In: Brunnegger, S. (ed.) Everyday Justice: Law, Ethnography, Injustice. Cambridge University Press.
UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) One Health Poultry Hub
With integrated streams of social, economic, biological, mathematical and policy-led research, we are co-producing detailed knowledge on the biological, structural and socio-economic factors that shape networks of chicken production and distribution. The RVC-led UKRI GCRF One Health Poultry Hub brings together leading laboratory, clinical, veterinary and social scientists, as well as skilled communications experts, programme support staff and external stakeholders.