Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS)


Fevers, Frets, and Futures: uncertainty and new ecologies for post-Covid healthcare

04 July 2023–07 July 2023, 1:30 pm–6:30 pm


Association for Medical Humanities Annual International Conference, in collaboration with the IAS, UCL

This event is free.

Event Information

Open to

UCL staff | UCL students






Institute of Advanced Studies / Association for Medical Humanities


Institute of Advanced Studies and online
ground floor, South Wing
UCL, Gower Street, London
United Kingdom

The last two and a half years have exposed points of encounter between existing anxieties about climate change and environmental collapse and new crises of health and well-being in the face of the Covid pandemic. What are the lessons we can learn from the frets and fevers of a global pandemic, to think and create new futures and a new sustainability in our work, our lives, and the environments on which they precariously depend? Creating a dialogue between the SHAPE (arts, humanities and social sciences) and STEM (biomedical, science, engineering and technology) disciplines this hybrid conference brings together global and local perspectives on practice, in a community of trust.

Confirmed keynote/plenary contributors

Dr Ayesha Ahmad, Dr Richard Alderslade, Dr Emily Baker, Dr Anand Bhopal, Angie Brew, Dr Enrique Castro-Sanchez, Dr Jennifer Cole, Edward Christie, Prof Anthony Costello, Dr. Christina Della Giustina, Dr Anne Dunleavey, Dr Dhruv Gupta, Dr Angela Hodgson-Teall, Prof Ilan Kelman, Prof Julian Ma, Dr Nick Watts (Chief Sustainability Officer, NHS England), Dr Luke O’Shea, Prof James Wilson, Daniel Wilson, Dr Dhruv Gupta, Dr Rochelle Burgess, Dr Sarah de Leeuw, Dr Olwenn Martin, Dr Margaret Greenwood, Kung Jaadee, Dr Bridget McDonald, Dr Margot Parkes, Dr. Cathy Smith, Daniel Wilson and artists Lisa Boivin, Prof Dryden Goodwin, Dr Sarah Fortais, Hannah Fletcher, Dr Edwina Fitzpatrick, Dr Harold Offeh, Svetlana Sequeira Costa, Dr Christine Wertheim, Lucie Winterson, film-maker Mattijs Van de Port, performer Meg Hodgson, poet Prof Sharon Morris, musician  Dhanraj Persaud and dancer Anusha Subramanyam (Beeja.com). 

map from Gower Street to IAS
The conference is based in the UCL Institute of Advanced Studies, ground floor, South Wing, UCL. The corridor is fully accessible and there is an accessible toilet at the entrance to the corridor.

Enter the UCL campus from Gower Street and head towards the top right-hand corner of the quad to enter the building. View on Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/SP9xaNMAdRKJrtTL6

For public transport options to UCL see https://www.ucl.ac.uk/maps/public-transport/


Registration is open: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/617707147707Attendance is free for UCL staff and students. 

Look out for the programme as it evolves which will include: keynote presentations, panel discussions and conversations from diverse perspectives, creative and interactive workshops and student poster and creative prizes. Check the conference website for more information. 

Banner image by Onya McCausland  ©