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Landscape mapping: who is doing research related to healthcare in conflict in Cambridge?

Thu 30 November 2023

Newnham College

The Healthcare in Conflict network is an interdisciplinary research and practitioner network examining healthcare within conflict settings. The ambition of the network is to identify researchers, academics, practitioners and students engaged in the area of studying and working in conflict settings and to foster collaboration among the different fields.

There is excellent work studying this space across Cambridge and we wish to support further dialogue, discussion and building future research opportunities by providing a space that removes the silos and encourages growth in academic relationships in work examining healthcare in war.

A crucial part of this network is to hear from practitioners so that we can learn from their lived experiences and also to ensure that they are part of this conversation.

Thus, on the mapping event, we are delighted to say that we will briefly hear from four speakers with vast practitioner experience across the worlds of medicine, law, media, film and the military within a conflict setting, which we hope will reinforce to all attending researchers the various relevant disciplines that practise in times of war and who are a crucial part of the narrative in this field.

Dorothy Byrne will speak about her experiences of commissioning films set in conflict settings examining healthcare including Syria. She will share the challenges of creating such a film, the risks involved and why she felt it was important that documentary formed part of this narrative.

• Saleyha Ahsan (PhD student, International Health Systems, University of Cambridge)
• Charlotte Hammer (Everett Butterfield Fellow, University of Cambridge)
• Barbara Blacklaws (Vice Principal of Newnham College)
• Dorothy Byrne (President of Murray Edwards, and former head of News and Current Affairs)
• Tom Bashford (Associate Professor in International Health Systems, Department of Engineering)
• Caroline Trotter (Professor of Global Health, Department of Veterinary Medicine)

18:00 Welcome by Vice Principal of Newnham College Barbara Blacklaws and introduction to the panel
18:10 Panel introduction to respective areas across medicine, law, military and media (Dorothy Byrne)
18:30 The importance of research in this field by Tom Bashford and mapping exercise demonstrated by Charlotte Hammer
19:30 – 20:00 Networking and ongoing mapping

This event is open to all, refreshments will be served.

Cost: free

Enquiries and booking

Please note that booking is required for this event.

Further information about the event and the Healthcare in Conflict network can be found on the CRASSH website: https://www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/40893/.

Enquiries: Judith Weik Website Email: enquiries@crassh.cam.ac.uk


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Thu 30 November 2023 6:00PM - 8:00PM


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