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Interdisciplinary Research Excellence

Exploring commonalities in Global Health Research 2 Event

University of Southampton Global Health Research Institute
Global Health
08:45 - 17:00
16 June 2016
Hilton Hotel Southampton - Bracken Place Chilworth, Southampton SO16 3RB

For more information regarding this event, please email Frances Clarke at .

Event details

Seizing opportunities for research collaboration and capacity-building. Bringing together expertise from Brazil, Africa, Canada, the Middle East & China.

The propgramme is outlined below and if you were unable to attend, you can view the presentations at the foot of the page.


Welcome and Introduction: Professor Marie-Louise Newell, Director, Global Health Research Institute

Nutrition and development

 Professor Nahla Houalla, Dean of the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences, American University of Beirut: ‘Public Health Nutrition Research in the Middle East and in particular, Lebanon.’

 Dr Rihlat Said Mohamed, Research Fellow, Developmental Pathways for Health Research Unit, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa: 'A holistic appraoch to nutrition'.

Respondent Professor Mark Hanson 


 Professor Antonio Luiz Ribeiro, Head of Research and Innovation, Hospital das Clínicas, UFMG, Brazil: 'Current challenges to healthcare in Brazil.'

Respondent: Professor Robert Read


Professor Osman Sankoh, Executive Director, INDEPTH Network 'The role of health and demographic surveillance systems in global health research.'

Professor Allen Wu, Director, Centre for Public Health Research, Nanjing University: ‘HIV-1 and STDs in a rapidly transforming China: Challenges to disease prevention’

Respondent: Professor Nyovani Madise

Right to Health/Governance/Ethics

Professor Lisa Forman, Assistant Professor, Social & Behavioural Health Sciences Division, Office of Global Public Health Education & Training, Toronto: The right to health, and global health policy.’

Respondent: Professor John Coggon

Following lunch the attendees broke into 4 working groups as follows:-

• Nutrition and development: Group leader Dr Sarah Kehoe/Dr Danielle Lambrick

• Infections: Group leader Dr Myron Christodoulides

• Population: Group leader Dr Fifi Amoako-Johnson

• Right to health/Governance/Ethics: Group leader Dr Claire Lougarre

Mark Hanson and Marie-Louise Newell acted as 'floating' facilitators across all four groups during the afternoon and at the end of the day group leaders reported back to a plenary session. All ideas for input into a PhD fellowship application for submission as a Southampton based PhD programme of work were outlined.

Closing remarks were followed by a reception with wine and fruit juices which gave those attending a further opportunity for networking.



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