Domain Chair:

Professor Dame Anne Johnson

Domain Coordinator:

Sarah Welsher

Communications and Events Officer:

Cassie Harley-Boyce

Seminars and Events


Tuesday 15 April 2014 - Addressing the intersection of non-communicable diseases and Human Immunodeficiency Virus

John Snow Lecture Theatre, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London, WC1E 7HT

A day long symposium at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, to discuss challenges and opportunities faced by both the NCD and HIV global communities. The event will bring together policy makers, NGOs and researchers, and focus on lessons learned and overlaps in the prevention and control of NCDs and HIV.  Hosted by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Centre for Global NCDs, and FH1360, in collaboration with UNAIDS, and the UCL Grand Challenge of Global Health.  

Speakers confirmed:  

Professor Peter Piot, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine 

Professor Dame Anne Johnson, UCL  

Professor Peter Godfrey-Fausset, (UNAIDS and LSHTM)  

Professor Peter Lamptey, (LSHTM and FH1360)

Professor Martin McKee (LSHTM) Professor Neil Pearce, (LSHTM)

Part of a Season of events on Non-Communicable Diseases.

For more information please visit the UCL Grand Challenge of Global Health NCD Season webpage.


Thursday 24 April 2014 - Global mental health: addressing the global burden of depression

17:00-19:00 - Kennedy Lecture Theatre, Institute of Child Health, 30 Guilford Street, London, WC1N 1EH

Depression is one of the world’s leading causes of disability, but according to the World Health Organisation, only a small proportion of those affected have access to treatment, while stigma and misunderstanding are problems everywhere. In this panel discussion, hear how what we can learn, worldwide, about how to treat it.

Part of a Season of events on Non-Communicable Diseases.

For more information please visit the UCL Grand Challenge of Global Health NCD Season webpage.


Wednesday 30 April 2014 - Versatile Career Trajectories in Academia: No Such Thing as One Path?

Early Career Forum - Institute of Epidemiology and Health Care

2.30-3.30pm - Basement Lecture Theatre, 1-19 Torrington Place, London WC1E 6BT 

The panel discussion "Versatile Career Trajectories in Academia: No Such Thing as One Path?" will focus on the real-life stories of mid-career and senior researchers and academics working in different Departments of the Institute of Epidemiology and Health Care.

Our panelists will talk about the challenges they overcame and the lessons they learned on their own, unique path to success.

This "insider" knowledge is invaluable, irrespective of the stage of your own career.

What is the most important question about career progression you want to ask our expert panelists?

Have a think - and use the opportunity to ask this Big Question on the 30th!

For more information please contact iehc-ecf@ucl.ac.uk.


Wednesday 30 April 2014 - The road to a safer world from natural hazards - can science impact on policy and practice?

17:00-19:00 - G22, Pearson Building, UCL, London, WC1E 6BT

Virginia Murray, Honorary Professor and Head of Extreme Events and Health Protection, Public Health England

The need to take concrete measures to tackle risk drivers including poverty, hunger, disease, conflict, violence and inadequate health services, education, infrastructure, poor water and sanitation, housing, unemployment, land degradation, displacement, forced migration and discrimination was identified at the UNISDR Global Platform in May 2013. The dynamic and multidimensional aspects of risk was noted and these require holistic and comparable methodologies for risk assessment to enable science-based decision-making and identification of development opportunities.

The process to develop a successor arrangement to the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA) is now well underway. There was consensus that the new instrument (informally referred to as HFA2) should build on the Hyogo Framework for Action and introduce the innovations necessary to address the challenges relating to risk over the next 20 to 30 years and focus on implementation, as a pragmatic, strategic, dynamic and realistic plan for action advancing integrated risk governance, underpinned by a clear set of principles and commitment to addressing the needs of the poorest and most vulnerable. In particular it is expected that the HFA2 will recognize the need to govern disaster risk reduction and resilience through clear responsibilities, strong coordination, enabled local action, appropriate financial instruments and a clear recognition of a central role for science.

Reception drinks will follow in the Haldane Room (Wilkins Building) from 6pm.

For more information please visit the UCL Institute for Risk & Disaster Reduction webpage or contact Megan French.