Event Info - Designing an inclusive and anti-racist summer project: questions and reflections

Dear community,


We cannot wait to discuss with you on Thursday 10th, December at 6.00pm GMT.


Feel free to share the event and RSVP.

(more details about the topics that will be discussed here)


Here is information about our four amazing speakers:


Dr. Yang Liu is a modeller at LSHTM's Centre for Mathematical Modelling of Infectious Diseases. Her research focuses on Spatio-temporal infectious disease burden assessment, intervention impact evaluation, and health economics. She is interested in policy-driven public health sciences, and particularly the pathway how science is translated into policies and decisions


Denise Ndlovu is a AfN Registered Associate Nutritionist. She is currently undertaking her PhD at LSHTM and prior to this she completed the MSc Nutrition for Global Health in 2017-2018. Her MSc dissertation was a qualitative study aimed to identify the facilitators and barriers of improving food bank food parcels. Her PhD continues from this and explores the impact of emergency food parcels on household dietary practices in the South of England using a mixed qualitative approach. She has previously worked as a Research Assistant at LSHTM and as Nutrition and Behaviour Change Lead for OneYou at West London NHS Trust. (More)


Dr. Sham Lal is an Assistant Professor of epidemiology in the Clinical Research Department. His research has primarily focused on control of infectious diseases in the global south and has lived and worked in East and West African countries undertaking population-level impact evaluations of complex interventions using community-based approaches. Recently, he has supported UK's Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) in generating scientific advice for the COVID-19 response and understanding the disparate outcomes among minority ethnic groups in the UK. He is also interested in 'moral philosophy and human rights and co-organises the teaching module, Ethics, Public Health and Human Rights at LSHTM.


Lulu Middleton practices in the field of nutrition and value chains, her work broadly focuses on gender equality and food security in Fish-Agri Food Systems. She completed a MSc in Nutrition for Global Health from LSHTM. Her MSc dissertation was a systematic literature review examining the impacts of ocean warming on fisheries and food security in small island developing states in the Asia-Pacific. She previously worked with WorldFish on a mixed method pilot project in Zambia to scale up female led aquaculture technologies to boost gender equality and income to increase fish consumption and food security.


The conversation will be moderated by Emilie Koum Besson. In the meantime, we added some readings that you might find interesting and even inspiring.


See you on Thursday at 18:00 GMT (more details and zoom info here)


Recommended reading/listening


How to write about Africa by Binyavanga Wainaina

Racism and harassment are common in field research — scientists are speaking up by Giuliana Viglione

The danger of a single story by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (TED talks - less than 20min)


Reflecting on the current public/global health terminologies


I’m Embracing the Term ‘People of the Global Majority’ by Daniel Lim

The ‘Global South’ is a terrible term. Don’t use it! by Dimiter Toshkov

There Are No Black People in Africa by Shourya Agarwal


Summer project hints


Trustworthiness before Trust - Covid-19 Vaccine Trials and the Black Community by Warren and al. 2020

Performing a Vanilla Self: Respectability Politics, Social Class, and the Digital World by Pitcan and al. 2018

“Ten years of war! You expect people to fear a ‘germ’?”: A qualitative study of initial perceptions and responses to the COVID-19 pandemic among displaced communities in opposition-controlled northwest Syria by Douedari and al.


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