Global Health Academy

Further Seminars and Events

A list of further global health related events taking place both internally and externally.

Yemen: the Art of Peacemaking in 21st Century Conflict Environment

Martin Griffiths, UN Special Envoy to Yemen (#GriffithsEdPeaceTech) in conversation with Lyse Doucet, 24 April 2019, 5.30pm, University of Edinburgh Business School.

Theology, Spirituality and Hope: Reimagining Mental Health

The first in a series of lectures in Science, Religion and Human Flourishing

Research for Global and Local Development : Understanding International Development, the Global Challenges and their Context

Keynote Speaker: Dr Sue Kinn, Head of Research for Health and Education, DfID. Dr Kinn will be providing insights into the wider international development and aid landscape with particular reference to the role of research and academia in it. 

Best Practice in Undertaking Research in a Global Context

This event will focus on knowing what constitutes research best practice with examples of practice in different contexts.

Building International Partnerships in Developing Countries

Building supportive and ethically sound relationships, working together internationally and sustaining those relationships for a shared global agenda will be discussed at this event.

Understanding Governance and Compliance for Research in Developing Countries

This wide ranging event will provide brief insights into ethics, Duty of Care, as well as legal and financial relationships with partners.

Assessing Risks in Proposals and in the Field for Research in Developing Countries

This event will provide insights into understanding, identifying and mitigating some of the risks specific to international development research both at proposal stage and in the field.

Understanding ODA Compliance, Impact and their Legacy in Developing Countries

ODA compliance and impact bear similarities in the relationship between intention, action and evidencing, with local partners having a key role to play in both.

Scotland-Zambia Partnership Cultural Celebration Event

July 22nd 2016 - Join the Scotland-Zambia Partnership for a cultural celebration and enjoy a great range of Zambian food

Hospitals in the Cross-Fire: Is Aid in War Really Possible?

On March 4th 2016, Edinburgh Friends of Médecins Sans Frontières and MSF UK invite you to an evening panel discussion on one of the key topics for the future of humanitarian action.

The Antimicrobial Resistance Diagnostics Challenge (AMR-DxC) Panel Discussion

Join with the students on the AMR-DxC Autumn School, and the distinguished panel of experts, to discuss how use and development of diagnostic tools can meet and beat the challenge posed by the rise of antimicrobial resistance.

November 19th 2015 (2:00-4:30pm)

The Antimicrobial Resistance Diagnostics Challenge (AMR-DxC) Panel Discussion

The state of the world's antibiotics

Edinburgh Infectious Diseases Public Winter Lecture: Ramanan Laxminarayan (CDDEP, Washington DC)

November 19th 2015 (5:30pm)

The state of the world's antibiotics

Let’s Talk About Health: Understanding Disease

Hormones, multiple sclerosis, lung health and dementia will feature in public talks hosted at the University.

16 December 2015; 13 January 2016; 17 February 2016; 16 March 2016

Let’s Talk About Health

Neglected Disease: whose problem is it anyway?

Medsin Edinburgh will be exploring the issue of neglected diseases. In this student lead discussion they will draw upon expertise from across the university in order to gain an insight into the issue from a research perspective as well as the wider health system and policy contexts.

Audience participation is very much encouraged!

Free wine and nibbles provided!

Date: February 19th 2015 - as part of ILW week

Neglected Disease: whose problem is it anyway?

Workshop in synthesising qualitative research for PhD students

This workshop will take the format of a series of short lectures interspersed with small group working and discussions. The focus is on both on knowledge and skill building, and throughout the process engages the participant to share their own experiences and how they want to apply their learning. We previously hosted this training event in May 2014 and made a short film about the training and the experiences of those involved. The film can be viewed on Vimeo.

Date: May 11th and 12th 2015

Organisation details The organiser of this event is Ruth Jepson and further questions can be directed to her at

synthesising qualitative research for PhD students

Fourth Annual Edinburgh Infectious Diseases Symposium

The fourth Annual Edinburgh Infectious Diseases Symposium, Once again have lined up an excellent set of speakers from across Edinburgh to present their research. And are very pleased to have Professor Helen McShane as the Ker Memorial Lecturer, speaking on the development of vaccines against Tuberculosis.

Date: May 20th 2015

fourth Annual Edinburgh Infectious Diseases Symposium

Let's Talk About Health

Let's Talk About Health: Understanding Disease is a series of public lectures running from December 2014 to March 2015 hosted by the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine.

The series is organised by Professor Karen Chapman, from the University’s BHF Centre for Cardiovascular Science.

Let's Talk About Health

Social Capital and Health

Speaker: Professor Ichiro Kawachi, Chair of the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the Harvard School of Public Health, USA.

Date & Venue: 4th February 2015; 18:00pm; Main Lecture Theatre (E22), Edinburgh College of Art , Lauriston Place, Edinburgh

Social Capital and Health

Gifford Lectures

A leading Professor of Law and Philosophy will seek to enhance our understanding of human equality in this year’s Gifford Lecture series.

Professor Jeremy Waldron, of New York University Law School, will deliver six lectures in the University’s Playfair Library from 26 January until 5 February.

Gifford Lectures

Edinburgh Friends of MSF [FoMSF]

Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the most deadly infectious diseases in the world. Each year it kills 1.4 million people with nearly another nine million suffering from the disease, mainly in developing countries. TB is often thought of as a disease of the past but a recent resurgence and the spread of drug-resistant forms makes it very much an issue of the present day and age. MSF has been fighting TB for over 30 years and has recently brought attention to the vital changes needed in TB diagnoses and treatment and have established global campaigns for more equitable access to TB drugs. Friends of MSF Edinburgh are launching their first ever ‘TB Awareness Month’ this February in order to bring to light the issues facing those affected by TB around the world. During this month Friends of MSF will be hosting events open to all members of the student and wider community to get us thinking about TB, what MSF are currently doing to control the threat, and how we can help. We will also be posting links to blogs, videos, articles and all kinds of TB-related media to inform, entertain and most importantly, to raise awareness of one of the biggest threats to global health.

‘TB Awareness Month’ events: • 10th February, 7:30PM, Banshee Labyrinth: Film Screening of: TB, Return of the Plague • 17th February, 1:00PM, Seminar Room 3, Chancellors Building, Little France: Live Skype Call with TB MSF Project in South Africa • 24th February, 19:00PM, Appleton Tower Lecture Theatre 2.14: Talk from TB Expert and Edinburgh Respiratory Physician Dr Dhaliwal

To find out more about our events follow our Facebook Page, TB Awareness Month, in the attached link. Help us continue support the great work MSF does.

TB Awareness Month

Edinburgh University Pharmacology Society

Upcoming University of Edinburgh Pharmacology Society Lectures - 18th February and 25th March 2015