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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:

http://www.southampton.ac.uk/global-health/news/events/2016/06/16-commonalities-in-global-health.page?

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.

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