Global public health is the health of populations in the global context; Koplan et al, 2009 define global health as “the area of study, research and practice that places a priority on improving health and achieving equity in health for all people worldwide”. Health plays an important part in many of the Sustainable Development Goals.
Network members take interdisciplinary approaches to global public health research, to take into account different perspectives as the whole is larger than the sum of its parts. for example:
For the Network, the Leads for the Global Public Health topics are:
Dr Dora Pereira, Department of Pathology
Dr Alice Reid, Department of Geography
Koplan JP, Bond TC, Merson MH, et al. (June 2009). “Towards a common definition of global health”. Lancet. 373 (9679): 1993–5. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(09)60332-9. PMID 19493564.
The 2018 Network Showcase focused on Global Public Health, with presentations from across the six schools of the University
The Institute has many Global Public Health research projects
Links to other Global Public Health projects and activities within the University can be found on the right hand menu.