Free

PhD Masterclass, Pioneering Global Health Scholarship: From Research to Rea...

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

Room 1.13

8-10 Berkley Square

Bristol

BS8

United Kingdom

View Map

Event description

Description

PhD masterclass by Professor Lawrence Gostin for doctoral researchers in Public and Global Health

In this masterclass, Professor Gostin - a world-leading global health researcher - will discuss how to approach the challenges of researching in public and global health, and crucially in how researchers can translate their research into practice. Prof Gostin is involved in collaborations, amongst others, with the WHO, The Lancet, and The Economist, and stands tall as a scholar who combines cutting-edge research agendas with activism and policy engagement.

The masterclass is open to all University of Bristol PhD students working in areas associated with Public and Global Health. Professor Gostin’s primary discipline is Law, but the masterclass is designed for a transdisciplinary audience. Professor Gostin will outline some key issues, following which the session will follow a discursive format, allowing you to raise challenges that you face in your own research, and ask questions about the complex interface between research and practice.


About Professor Gostin

Lawrence O. Gostin is University Professor, Georgetown University’s highest academic rank conferred by the University President. Prof. Gostin directs the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law and is the Founding O’Neill Chair in Global Health Law. He served as Associate Dean for Research at Georgetown Law from 2004 to 2008. He is Professor of Medicine at Georgetown University and Professor of Public Health at the Johns Hopkins University.

Prof. Gostin is the Director of the World Health Organization Collaborating Center on National and Global Health Law. The WHO Director-General has appointed Prof. Gostin to high-level positions, including the International Health Regulations (IHR) Roster of Experts and the Expert Advisory Panel on Mental Health. He served on the Director-General’s Advisory Committee on Reforming the World Health Organization, as well as numerous WHO expert advisory committees, including on the Pandemic Influenza Preparedness Framework, smallpox, and genomic sequencing data. He is a member of the WHO/Global Fund, Blue Ribbon Expert Panel, Equitable Access Initiative to develop a global health equity framework.

Professor Gostin served on three global commissions to report on the lessons learned from the 2015 West Africa Ebola epidemic, together with major global health security panels for the National Academy of Science:

  • Commission on a Global Health Risk Framework: The international, independent, multi-stakeholder expert commission of the National Academy of Medicine, with oversight by WHO, World Bank, Gates Foundation, and Rockefeller Foundation
  • Independent Panel on the Global Response to Ebola (Harvard/London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine)
  • Advisor, United Nations High-Level Panel on Global Response to Health Crises

He also worked on the G-7 Summit agenda in Tokyo 2016, focused on global health security and Universal Health Coverage.

Prof. Gostin’s proposal for a Framework Convention on Global Health – an international treaty ensuring the right to health – is now part of a global campaign, endorsed by the UN Secretary-General and Director of UNAIDS.

Prof. Gostin’s latest books are: Global Health Law (Harvard University Press, 2014; Chinese Edition, China University of Political Science and Law, 2016); Public Health Law: Power, Duty, Restraint (University of California Press, 3rd ed., 2016); Public Health Law and Ethics: A Reader (University of California Press, 3rd ed., 2017); Law and the Health System (Foundation Press, 2014); Principles of Mental Health Law & Practice (Oxford University Press, 2010).

Share with friends

Date and Time

Location

Room 1.13

8-10 Berkley Square

Bristol

BS8

United Kingdom

View Map

Save This Event

Event Saved