UCL Critical Global Health Network Kick-Off Event
15 February 2024, 11:00 am–1:30 pm
Join us for an engaging event of networking, knowledge sharing, and exchange of experiences in critical global health and decolonization, and collaborative research and practice. The event brings together students, researchers, and lecturers from various career stages across UCL.
This event is free.
- UCL staff | UCL students
Sophia El Ouazzani and Yuko Otake
This is a kick-off event of the UCL Critical Global Health Network (UCL-CGHN) led by early career researchers.
The event aims to facilitate mutual learning and networking among participants who are from different disciplines, cultures, and backgrounds, through conversations on topics including critical and decolonial approaches to global heath, and collaborative research and practice in the realm of critical global health. It includes keynote presentations by guest speakers followed by a workshop (group discussions) with all participants.
The event addresses the following key questions:
- What are critical approaches to global health? What is decolonizing global health?
- What does interdisciplinary and inter-sectorial collaboration look like?
The use of visual materials: Guest speakers and participants are encouraged to use visual communication (e.g. photos, materials) to share their knowledge and experience where it is effective. This is because some critical and decolonial approaches embrace topics that are more effectively conveyed by visual narratives rather than languages. Some decolonial approaches are also trying to go beyond logocentric hegemonies and surmounting linguistic impacts of colonialism.
Date and time:
Thursday 15 February 2024, 11:00am-13:30pm
Welcome and introduction of our vision (and sharing the survey results) (10m)
The UCL-CGHN steering committee - Dr Yuko Otake (UCL IOE Social Research Institute) and Ms Sophia El Ouazzani (UCL Psychiatry)
Keynote presentations: to learn about critical global health sub-topics (1h05m)
Dr Rochelle Burgess (UCL Institute for Global Health)
Prof Ann Phoenix (UCL Institute of Education)
Dr Jenevieve Mannell (UCL Institute for Global Health)
Prof Sarah Hawkes (Institute for Global Health)
Ms Maria Walawender (The Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate change)
Dr James Paskins (UCL Grand Challenges)
|Discussion with keynote presenters (20m)
Workshop: group discussions for sharing experience and mutual-learning (25m)
|Sharing on the group discussions (10m)
Final remarks (10m)
The Health, Mind, and Society group (the host of the UCL-CGHN)
Closing remarks and announcement (5m)
The UCL-CGHN steering committee - Dr Yuko Otake (UCL Social Research Institute) and Ms Sophia El Ouazzani (UCL Psychiatry)
Any changes in the event programme will be updated on our website and Teams group.
This event is free. Please register for the event on the booking link above.
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) policy:
We value the UCL’s EDI policy and believe that the diversity of knowledge and experience enriches and advances the Critical Global Health initiative. Therefore, we highly appreciate the participation of various UCL members who relate themselves to different cultures and backgrounds. If you need any special assistance to take part in the event, please contact our event organizers, so we will be happy to accommodate your needs as much as we can and provide the most adequate care and assistance.
We need your voice!: a 5-min survey for Early Career Researchers
We are currently running a survey to reflect the ECRs’ voices to our activities. Your contribution is much appreciated! Go to a survey: https://forms.office.com/e/7MrViTiQHt