President’s lecture and networking webinar: Neglected contexts in global health - analysing and addressing intersecting inequities
13:00 - 14:30 BST
Join this member only event to hear Professor Sally Theobald, Chair in Social Science, and International Health at Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) deliver the President’s lecture.
Professor Theobald will be talking about "neglected contexts in global health: analysing and addressing intersecting inequities".
After the speech there will be the opportunity for questions and to network with other members.
As well as Professor Theobald, we're pleased to confirm the following speakers:
- Abriti Arjyal, HERD Nepal, who will discuss work on gender, community health workers and COVID-19 in Nepal from research undertaken for ReBUILD for Resilience
- Bachera Aktar, James P Grant School of Public Health in Bangladesh, who will discuss community-based participatory research in informal settlements in Dhaka from the GCRF ARISE hub: Accountability and Responsiveness in Informal Settlements for Equity
- Zeela Zaizay, Actions Transforming Lives (ACTS, Liberia), who will discuss co-production with community stakeholders, health workers and people with lived experiences of severe stigmatising skin diseases (SSSDs) from the NIHR funded REDRESS programme (Reducing the burden of severe stigmatising skin diseases in Liberia)
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Biography: Professor Sally Theobald
Professor Sally Theobald, Chair in Social Science, and International Health at Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM)
Professor Theobald has a disciplinary background in geography and development studies and a PhD in Gender, Health and Development. She is a social scientist with over 25 years’ experience of collaborative research projects focusing on strengthening health systems and equity in different contexts (including in fragility and in informal urban settlements) in Africa and Asia.
Professor Theobald works on the GCRF ARISE hub which focuses on promoting health and wellbeing in informal urban settlements in Bangladesh, India, Kenya and Sierra Leone. She also works on health systems strengthening, equity, inclusion and severe stigmatising skin diseases, as well as neglected tropical diseases through the NIHR-funded REDRESS programme in Liberia and the FCDO funded COUNTDOWN consortium.
Her other research interests include fragility, and Professor Theobald works on gender, equity and justice in the FCDO ReBUILD for Resilience programme in partnership with colleagues in Lebanon, Myanmar, Nepal and Sierra Leone).
She is also involved in a project on Optimising COVID-19 adaptations for ethical, equitable and quality delivery of essential health services and more resilient health systems with research and cross learning between Liberia and Merseyside; and a solidarity and fundraising partnership between Liverpool and Al-Sabeen baby and children’s hospital in Sana’a, Yemen.
Professor Theobald teaches qualitative research and has successfully supervised 16 PhD students and has four current students who all focus on health systems and equity in a variety of areas and contexts.