Centre for Philosophy, Justice and Health

Seminar on Capability, Health and Measurement

Sponsored by the UCL Centre for Philosophy, Justice and Health and the AHRC funded project 'The Ethics of Risk'

Location: Department of Philosophy, Seminar Room, 19 Gordon Sq.
Time: Wednesdays, 2-4pm
Convenors: Shepley Orr and Jonathan Wolff


Oct. 7:         Richard Cookson
Department of Social Policy and Social Work, and Centre for Health Economics, University of York       
Possible Uses of the Capability Approach in Health Economic Evaluation

Oct. 14:     Paula Lorgelly
Health Economic Appraisals Team, Public Health and Health Policy, University of Glasgow
Operationalizing the Capability Approach: An Application in Public Health 

Oct. 21:     Mozaffar Qizilbash
Centre for Philosophy, Economics and Politics, York University
Capability, Real Libertarianism and Paternalism

Oct. 28:     Paul Anand
Economics, Decision Sciences and Philosophy, Open University
The Capability Measurement Project: An Overview after 9 Years

Nov. 4:     Jolene Skordis and Giulia Greco
Institute of International Health and Development, UCL
Using Sen’s Capability Framework to Develop an Outcome Measure for Assessing Women’s Wellbeing in Mchinji, Malawi

Nov. 18:     Robert Sugden
School of Economics, University of East Anglia
Opportunity as Mutual Advantage

Nov. 25:     Nick Tyler
Department of Civil, Engineering and Geomatic Engineering, Crucible Centre for Lifelong-Health and Well-being,  and Accessibility Research Group, UCL
Capabilities, Time and Motion

Dec. 2:     Joanna Coast
Health Economics, University of Birmingham
Measuring Capability in the UK: The ICECAP Indices

Dec. 9:        Polly Vizard
Centre for the Analysis of Social Exclusion, LSE
Developing a Capability Measurement Framework for the Equality and Human Rights Commission

Dec. 16:     Jennifer Prah Ruger
School of Public Health, Yale University
Health Capability: Conceptualization and Operationalization

Relevant background readings (which are not required reading) for each seminar are available from the Seminar's Moodle site, which can be accessed here. You'll need to log in to the Moodle site as a guest.