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University of Southampton Global Health Research Institute

Towards a Global Health Research Institute at the University of Southampton Event

13:00 - 17:30
16 October 2014
Turner Sims Concert Hall University of Southampton Highfield Campus Highfield Southampton SO17 1BJ

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Event details

Is your research linked to global health issues? Then you may want to stay in touch with developments arising from this half day conference at Turner Sims

The event attracted 150 people and was held from 13.00 – 17.00 on Thursday 16th October. It more than succeeded in its aim of letting researchers at the University of Southampton know what is happening as plans are set in motion to develop a Global Health Research Institute. The many researchers and others who attended, learned something of the sheer range of leading research currently going on at the university in this sphere. There was an enthusiastic sharing of ideas during the networking opportunities, and the Vice Chancellor, who attended for the final session, expressed his support for the initiative in his closing remarks.

Research to improve maternal and newborn survival in six sub-Saharan countries

The presentations provided an overview of ongoing research in this area at the University and the event was introduced by Professor Judith Petts, Pro-Vice Chancellor, Research, University of Southampton.


13.00-13.30 - Lunch and an opportunity to network and exchange ideas

13.30-13.40 - Professor Judith Petts: Introduction

13.40-14.00 –Professor Marie-Louise Newell: ‘A Global Health Research Institute at the University of Southampton’

Vignettes of on-going work with a Global Health Research focus at the University of Southampton

14.00-14.15 – Professor Nuala McGrath: ‘Couple-focused interventions for HIV prevention in sub- Saharan Africa

14.15-14.30 – Dr. Paul Elkington: ‘Tuberculosis: developing new diagnostic tests and treatments’

14.30-14.45 – Dr Andy Tatem: ‘Mapping Population and Pathogen mobility

14.45-15.00 – Dr John Coggon: ‘Bringing Ethics to Governance for Global Health’

15.00-15.30 -  Tea and biscuits with an opportunity to network

15.30-17.00 – Panel discussion

Panel Members:
Professor Caroline Fall, Faculty of Medicine; Professor Mark Hanson, Faculty of Medicine; Professor Maria Evandrou, Faculty of Social and Human Sciences; Professor Sabu Padmadas, Faculty of Social and Human Sciences; Professor Nyovani Madise, Faculty of Social and Human Sciences; Professor Graham Moon, Faculty of Social and Human Sciences; Professor Sally Brailsford, Faculty of Business and Law, Professor Carl May, Faculty of Health Sciences.

17.00-17.15 - Professor Don Nutbeam: closing remarks

Speaker information

Marie-Louise Newell,Professor of Global Health (Faculties of Medicine and Social and Human Sciences), University of Southampton

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