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Celebrating the life and work of Julia Segar: Making Anthropology Count

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Celebrating the life and work of Julia Segar: making anthropology count

Julia Segar was a valued member of the School of Health Sciences, who died earlier this year. On Thursday 15th Feb 2018 colleagues, friends and the wider staff of The University are invited to come together to celebrate her life and work. Julia was an anthropologist, whose work made a significant contribution to policy research. To honour her memory we present a public lecture which will explore, with examples, the unique contribution that anthropology can make to policy-making and research.

Professor Helen Lambert from the University of Bristol will be giving the lecture. Helen is an anthropologist, whose work focuses upon how anthropology can contribute to improving approaches to health care and the health of the public.

Please arrive at 16:30 for a 17:00 start. The lecture will run for an hour and there will be a drinks reception after in the atrium. On the evening there will be a collection for the Christie NHS Foundation Trust which is located in Withington, Manchester and is one of the largest cancer treatment centres in Europe. You can also donate to fund research into finding an effective cure for non-Hodgkin lymphoma here.

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Making anthropology count: Ethnography and evidence in global health policy and practice

The demand for ‘evidence’ to inform health policy development, justify programme implementation and demonstrate the effectiveness of interventions to improve health has become increasingly central to decision-making. This lecture considers both the role of ethnography as evidence and the anthropology of evidence.

Helen will draw on examples from research on community-based HIV prevention and into antibiotic consumption and antimicrobial resistance in diverse settings to argue for the value of ethnographic research findings as forms of evidence in the evaluation of health policies and interventions. By exploring the foundations of evidence-based approaches in clinical medicine and public health she will suggest that anthropological analysis can also offer useful insights into the role and function of quantified evidence in the production of consensus for health policy formation.

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