Edinburgh Infectious Diseases and Global Health Academy Winter Lecture 12 November 2013
Professor James Smith, Director of the Global Development Academy, will be giving the inaugural public Winter Lecture hosted by Edinburgh Infectious Diseases and the Global Health Academy.
Professor Smith, Acting Director of the Centre for African Studies and Director of the Global Development Academy, will be giving the inaugural public Winter Lecture on behalf of Edinburgh Infectious Diseases and the Global Health Academy.
He will be presenting on:
“Implications of the post-Millennium Development Goal era on infectious disease research and control.”
The lecture will be followed by a wine reception to which all lecture attendees are invited.
Edinburgh Infectious Diseases and Global Health Academy Winter LectureTuesday 12 November 2013, 5.30pm - 7.30pmPlayfair Library, Old College, University of Edinburgh
About the Speaker
Professor James Smith has extensive experience of working in Africa, having completed his PhD and held a tutorship and postdoctoral fellowship at University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. He also worked with Oxfam in Southern Africa before taking a research fellowship at the ESRC Innogen Centre at the University of Edinburgh.
He moved to the Centre of African Studies, initially as a Lecturer, in 2005 and was appointed co-director in 2008. He is now also currently the director of the University’s Global Development Academy.
Professor Smith also has considerable experience working with donors, development agencies and NGOs including the Department for International Development (DfID), the International Development Resource Centre (IDRC), the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research, the World Bank, the Food and Agriculture Organization and the New Partnership for Africa's Development.