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Exploring Commonalities in Global Health Research Thursday, 16 June, Southampton

In Uncategorized on May 11, 2016 at 11:09 am

On Thursday 16 June, the Global Health Research Institute (GHRI) of the University of Southampton is organising an event on ‘Exploring Commonalities in Global Health Research’ at the Hilton Hotel (Southampton, SO16 3RB).

Further information, including the programme of the day, can be found here:


Following a first workshop held in February 2016, this event aims at bringing together global health researchers at the University of Southampton with external stakeholders to further collaboration. Four research themes will facilitate such discussions: 1) Nutrition and Development; 2) Infections; 3) Population; and 4) Right to Health/Governance/Ethics.

In the Right to Health/Governance/Ethics theme, coordinated by Dr Claire Lougarre from Southampton Law School, Professor Lisa Forman will present her views on ‘The Right to Health and Global Health Policy’, with Professor John Coggon from Southampton Law School acting as respondent.  Professor Forman holds a Canada Research Chair in Human Rights and Global Health Equity at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto.

Professor Lisa Forman (theme presenter) is a human rights lawyer and leading scholar on the right to health. She worked closely with various NGOs and UN institutions, including the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network, the World Health Organization, the United Nations Office of the High Commission for Human Rights and the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health. For more details on Lisa’s background and research, please see: http://www.dlsph.utoronto.ca/faculty-profile/forman-lisa/

Professor John Coggon (theme respondent) is an expert on legal, moral and political theory applied to human health and welfare, and a leading legal scholar on the philosophy of public health. He is currently member of the British Medical Journal’s Ethics Committee, and of the University Hospital Southampton’s Clinical Ethics Committee. For more details on John’s background and research, please see: http://www.southampton.ac.uk/law/about/staff/jc4r11.page

Finally, Dr Claire Lougarre (theme coordinator) is a human rights lawyer specialised on the right to health. She is involved in various research networks, including the Academic Network on the European Social Charter (ANESC/RACSE), and the Economic and Social Rights Academic Network UK and Ireland (ESRAN-UKI). For more details on Claire’s background and research, please see: http://www.southampton.ac.uk/law/about/staff/cl5u13.page

Everyone is welcome to attend; the point of this workshop being to raise awareness of the GHRI’s existence and work, as well as to attract researchers to join. If you wish to attend, please register via eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/exploring-commonalities-in-global-health-research-2-tickets-22167699185

Drinks and/or dinner will also be held after the event, at 6pm, near Highfield Campus. If you wish to attend, please email Dr Claire Lougarre by Monday 30 May (C.lougarre@soton.ac.uk).

In order to be notified of future events organised by the GHRI, please email Ms Frances Clarke (F.M.Clarke@soton.ac.uk) who will add you as a member.

Reproductive Futures: Reproductive Choices?

In Uncategorized on May 5, 2016 at 2:50 pm

4th and 5th July 2016 Southampton

This meeting is designed to bring together academics working on human reproduction from legal and ethical perspectives, in order to consider and reflect on the next era in this field. The key objective of the meeting is to facilitate the cross-fertilisation of ideas on issues that are currently on the reproductive radar, broadly conceived. These ideas will include both a re-engagement with established ‘traditional’ debates (in light of recent developments), and ‘new’ challenges posed by emergent technologies. Amongst others, topics include surrogacy, abortion, and assisted reproductive technologies.

Confirmed speakers include: Julie McCandless (LSE), Kirsty Horsey (University of Kent), and Rita D’Alton Harrison (Royal Holloway). Programme to follow soon:

HEAL website: http://www.southampton.ac.uk/heal/news/events/2016/07/04-reproductive-futures.page? HEAL blog: https://healuos.wordpress.com

Kindly supported by the Socio-Legal Studies Association and the Centre for Health Ethics and Law at the University of Southampton.

This workshop will be held from lunchtime on Monday 4th of July to lunchtime on Tuesday 5th July 2016, at Jurys Inn in Southampton (Charlotte Place, SO14 0TB). There will also be a workshop dinner on Monday 4th July. Attendance is free (including lunch both days and the dinner), but numbers are limited. Recommendations for accommodation are available on request. Please register through the eventbrite website: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/reproductive-futures-reproductive-choices-tickets-25195019983

PGR bursaries: We have available a limited number of bursaries for travel and subsistence up to £100 for postgraduate research students. If you wish to be considered for one of the bursaries please send a summary of up to 350 words explaining how this workshop will benefit your postgraduate research, and how this funding will support your attendance. Please register through Eventbrite and send your summary by email to Dr Claire Lougarre by 5pm on Monday 6th June: C.Lougarre@soton.ac.uk

Organising Committee and contact details: Chairs: Dr Natasha Hammond-Browning (N.Hammond-Browning@soton.ac.uk) and Dr Claire Lougarre (C.Lougarre@soton.ac.uk), Lecturers in Law, Southampton Law School, supported by Dr Elselijn Kingma and Dr Fiona Woollard, Lecturers in Philosophy, Philosophy Department, University of Southampton

Programme: Jury’s Inn, Charlotte Place, Southampton SO14 0TB

Monday 4 July 2016

12:00 – 12:30pm Registration

12:30 – 13:30 Two course lunch in Jury’s Inn restaurant for all attendees

13:30: Introduction

13:45 – 15:30 Session 1 – New Technologies and Technique

Dr Amel Alghrani (Liverpool)

Dr Natasha Hammond-Browning (Southampton)

Dr Cesar Palacios-Gonzalez (KCL)

15:30 – 15:45 Break

15:45 – 17:00 Session 4 – Reproductive Rights

Dr Claire Lougarre (Southampton)

Dr Elselijn Kingma (Southampton)

19:00 – Dinner for all attendees at The Blue Island, Above Bar Street, Southampton. Meet at 18:45 to depart on foot from the Jurys Inn


Tuesday 5 July 2016

8:30 – 9:00 Coffee

09:00 – 10:45 Session 3 – Surrogacy

Rita D’Alton Harrison (Royal Holloway)

Dr Kirsty Horsey (Kent)

Dr Julie McCandless (LSE)

10:45 – 11:00 Break

11:00 – 12:15 Session 2 – Abortion

Dr Ruth Fletcher (Queen Mary)

Dr Sheelagh McGuinness (Bristol)

12:15 – 13:00 Session 4 – Reflective Session

Professor Marie Fox (Birmingham)

Thank you’s from Dr Natasha Hammond-Browning and Dr Claire Lougarre (Southampton)

13:00 – 14:00 Two course lunch in Jury’s Inn restaurant for all attendees and depart

Reproductive Futures Programme Final

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