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Political Economy of Health: 2016 PublicHealth@Cambridge Showcase

Political economy of public health refers to research aimed at understanding the economic, political, social and historical forces which shape contemporary public health issues and our responses to them. This event aims to explore research in this area from Cambridge and beyond and give you a chance to meet and network with colleagues from across public health.
When Sep 06, 2016
from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Where Buckingham House, Murray Edwards College
Contact Name Dr Paula Frampton
Attendees Registration required.
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Morning

Welcome from the Network Chair – Carol Brayne

Lightning talks from Cambridge researchers:

Elias Nosrati “Health inequalities under a strong welfare state”

Marko Tainio “Mortality and consumer cost impacts of five physical activity and six diet scenarios: A Health Impact Assessment study”

Victor Roy “Betting on Hepatitis C: the financialisation of drug development and public health”

Freya Jephcott “Beyond a foreign vision of outbreak response systems in West Africa: The case study of a cryptic encephalitis outbreak in the Brong-Ahafo Region of Ghana”

Silja-Riin Voolma “Adding insights from history into public health intervention design: a case study from Estonia”

Stephanie Palmer “The Role of Law and Evidence in Response to Non-communicable Diseases”

Katarzyna Doniec “Austerity threatens universal health coverage and quality of healthcare in Brazil”

Philip Chen “The Socio-economic Implications of Environmental Policies”

Martin McKee, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

“The corporate determinants of health: overcoming the methodological challenges”

Lunch and poster session

Afternoon

Larry King, University of Cambridge

“Privatisation and the Postcommunist Mortality Crisis”

Anna Gilmore, University of Bath

“The importance of understanding disease vectors: the case of the tobacco industry”

David Stuckler, University of Oxford

“The body economic: Why austerity kills”

Sarah Hawkes, University College London

“Gender and Global Health Institutions: Understanding the evidence to policy gap”

Drinks reception

 

 

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