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Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute

Health, wellbeing and social justice

Health is internationally recognised as a human right, encompassing physical, mental and emotional wellbeing and access to the care and conditions that enable good health.

Yet how to achieve health and wellbeing - and even how we understand the concept of health itself - remain contentious questions, highlighting the limitations of rights frameworks and the effects of global inequalities.

This research stream includes work on the influences of medical practices in different settings and for different groups.

The research considers how access to healthcare has been denied as part of political or military agendas, and how the struggle for social justice has proposed forms of direct action and solidarity as alternative frameworks for change.

People

PhD students

Projects

  • Impact of attacks on healthcare
  • Emergency Medical Teams work