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.
- Professor Bertrand Taithe - HCRI Executive Director and Professor of Cultural History
- Professor Paul Dark - Chair in Critical Care Medicine
- Professor Tanja Muller - Reader/Associate Professor in Development Studies
- Dr Gemma Sou - (currently teaching at RMIT University, Melbourne)
- Dr Darren Walter - Programme Director of Online Programmes and Senior Lecturer in Emergency Global Health
- Dr Sophie Roborgh - Presidential Fellowship in Medical Humanitarianism
- Dr Amanda McCorkindale - Postgraduate Teaching Director and Lecturer in Humanitarian Studies
- Dr Fiona Lecky - Professor in Emergency Medicine
- Dr Jiho Cha - Senior Lecturer in Humanitarian Studies