British Academy-Funded Workshop: Social Science and Global Health

British Academy-Funded Workshop: Social Science and Global Health

Global public health policy has long been shaped by concerns about infectious disease outbreaks, and increasingly non-communicable conditions. Techniques and approaches from epidemiology have occupied a central position, and economic framings of problems and solutions hold ever-more traction.

An application-only early-career workshop  will take place in Edinburgh city centre on 18 October 2017. The workshop aims to address the question: How can social science improve global health? Interrogating the role of research in international policy’.

The speakers are as follows:

  • Dr Sudeepa Abeysinghe, Lecturer in Global Health Policy, University of Edinburgh
  • Dr Anthony Costello, Director of the Department of Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health, World Health Organization
  • Professor Liz Grant, Personal Chair of Global Health and Development, Director of the Global Health Academy, and Assistant Principal for Global Health, University of Edinburgh
  • Dr David Reubi, Wellcome Trust Fellow, King’s College London

The workshop will be an afternoon event, in which 25 ECRs (i.e.. PhD students and recent postdoctoral scholars) will present 5 minutes work-in-progress presentations, with feedback from the speakers. Following the workshop, there will be a public panel discussion.

The event is funded by the British Academy, via a Rising Star Engagement Award.

For further information, including a schedule and application information, click here

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