If you missed it, here is another chance to listen to today’s webinar on ‘Disability and Human Rights’

We are pleased to provide you with the link to the SDHI Webinar: ‘Disability and Human Rights: A Global Perspective’

presented by Dr Edurne Garcia Iriarte

Trinity College Dublin. You may have to install a WebEx player app on your device. To listen to the webinar, click here

Disability and human rights: Global perspectives

EdurneSDHI is delighted to be hosting this Webinar entitled “Disability and human rights: Global perspectives” which will be led by Edurne García Iriarte, Assistant Professor and Director of the MSc in Disability Studies at Trinity College Dublin (TCD). This FREE Webinar will be held on Wednesday 13th April at 2pm (GMT)

For further information please see webinar flyer

Two well attended SDHI events providing foundation for future activities in the area of health and human rights and social dimensions of addiction

Last week saw two well attended SDHI event. On the 6th October we hosted a Symposium on Health, human rights and development, which saw more than 40 people attending, including academics representing a variety of disciplines, fore mostly social and health sciences from Dundee, St Andrews and Edinburgh and health professionals. At the moment we are in the process of summarising the information from that day and will post updates shortly. There was clearly an ‘appetite’ to continue the conversation on the topic of health and human rights, and SDHI will organise follow-on activities in this area shortly. In a next step we will engage with NGOs and form further discussion groups. Questions addressed in the symposium revolved around how the university can become more engaged with human rights concerns in its curricula, outreach and research activities as well as in its internal operations.

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For the second event, we ‘experimented’ with a new format. Nine academics, health professionals, and representatives for non-governmental organisations engaged in an intensive breakfast roundtable discussion lasting 2.5 hours on the social dimensions of addiction. The discussion included the president of the International Society of Addiction Medicine (ISAM), Dr Gregory Bunt, New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. The discussion was added to a very successful four day ISAM conference in Dundee, that had been chaired by Dr Alex Baldacchino who will shortly take up a Chair in Addiction Medicine and Psychiatry at the University of St Andrews and join the SDHI Management Team as a new Associate Director. The discussion revealed new frontiers of addiction, examined the complexity of multiple factors of social marginalisation and explored opportunities for translational research. A briefing report will be available shortly. Clearly, SDHI will be continue to explore applied interdisciplinary research avenues between social science, mental health and addiction medicine.

Breakfast roundtable

Health, Human Rights and Development – Symposium – 6 October 2015

SDHI is planning to hold this interdisciplinary and interprofessional Symposium and Workshop on ‘Health, Human Rights and Development’ on Tuesday the 6th of October 2015 from 1.45pm at the University of Dundee. We aim to bring together researchers, practitioners, NGO representatives to focus on health and health care issues from a human rights and development perspective. Please help us make the afternoon interesting and successful.

Please see our flyer for preliminary details. If you are interested in presenting and/or attending our symposium and workshop, please contact us at sdhi@dundee.ac.uk

Save the Date: SDHI Symposium ‘Health, Human Rights and Development’ in May 2015

SDHI is pleased to announce a combined symposium and workshop on ‘Health, Human Rights and Development’ to be held on the 7th May 2015. We hope to bring together researchers, practitioners, NGO representatives to focus on health and health care issues from a human rights and development perspective. Please help us make the day interesting and successful. We are planning to hold this interdisciplinary and interprofessional event at the University of Dundee or alternatively at the University of St Andrews. Please see our flyer for preliminary details. If you are interested in contributing, please contact us at sdhi@dundee.ac.uk myWPEdit Image