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Cambridge Global Challenges



9.00- Registration, poster viewings and coffee

9.30- Session 1 “Africa”: Talks chaired by Aliko Ahmed, Public Health England

  • Welcome by Professor Carol Brayne, Cambridge Institute of Public Health
  • Dr Caroline Trotter, Department of Veterinary Medicine - “Controlling epidemic meningitis in Africa”
  • Dr Rosalind Parkes-Ratanshi,  Cambridge Institute of Public Health and Infectious Diseases Institute, Uganda- “Testing and utilising new technologies in LMICs; opportunities and challenges from Uganda”
  • Dr Laurie Denyer-Willis,  Centre of Governance and Human Rights- Title TBC
  • Dr Alice Reid,  Department of Geography- “Pictures of Ageing in Uganda: a multi-disciplinary research project”

 11.10- Coffee

 11.45- Session 2 “Asia”: Talks chaired by Dr David Good, Department of Psychology

  • Professor P John Clarkson FREng, Director, Cambridge Engineering Design Centre- “A systems approach to global healthcare redesign”
  • Rajiv Chowdhury- Title TBC
  • Dr Shailaja Fennel, Department of Development Studies- "Nutrition and Public Health in Developing Countries"

12.45- Lunch and poster session 

14.00-  Round table exercise

15.30- Tea

16.00 Lightning talks and Latin America: Talks chaired by Professor James Wood, Department of Veterinary Medicine

  • Dr Mónica Moreno Figueroa- Department of Sociology- Title TBC
  • Dr Nigel Unwin, MRC Epidemiology Unit and  Global Diet and Activity Research Group and Network - Title TBC
  • Lightning talks

16.30-  David Dunne, Department of Pathology - Capacity building

16.50 Close

17.00 Wine reception


Please register here.



Tuesday, 8 May, 2018 - 09:00 to 17:00
Event location: 
Fitzwilliam College
Cambridge Global Challenges is a Strategic Research Initiative of the University of Cambridge that aims to enhance the contribution of its research towards addressing global challenges and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.

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