Lara Hollmann is a junior adviser at GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit), where she advises the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development on One Health and pandemic prevention. In addition to her subject areas, she also has an interest in global and One Health governance, health equity and social determinants of health.
Lara previously worked on health security issues that arise at the human-animal-environment interface (One Health) as Research Analyst at Chatham House’s Global Health Programme. Additionally, she was a co-host on Undercurrents, the Chatham House podcast.
Prior to this, she worked at the Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (DG ECHO) at the European Commission, where she focused on humanitarian and global health policy; and for a local NGO in Battambang, Cambodia, delivering microfinance and capacity-building projects.
She holds an MSc in Global Health with a specialization in Disaster Risk Management from the University of Copenhagen, with time spent at Kilimanjaro Christian Medical College in Moshi, Tanzania, and a BSc in Development Studies with a major in Human Geography from Lund University.
She is a volunteer researcher for Global Health 5050.