Centre for Global Health Histories


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The Centre for Global Health Histories draws its strength from expertise across the Faculty of Arts, Humanities, and Cultures and the wider University. The Faculty has established expertise in the form of the Medical Humanities Research Group and the School of Medicine has a specialized theme of International Health Research. The School of History has a research cluster on the theme of Health Histories. The Centre for Global Health Histories works in collaboration with other Faculties and wide-ranging external partners in global, international, and national health governance, and civil society and non-government organization sectors. 

Members of the Centre for Global Health Histories work particularly closely with multiple World Health Organization and United Nations Divisions and Programmes around the world. The Centre provides focused support to the Global Health Histories project that originated at the WHO headquarters in Geneva in 2004. Since then the WHO GHH project has drawn on the support of its regional offices, WHO member countries, university affiliates globally, and partner organizations such as the British Medical Journal, The Lancet, Wellcome Trust, Fiocruz (Federal Ministry of Health, Brazil), the Sri Lankan Health Ministry, and the Sri Lankan College for Medical Administrators.

he world united against malaria : 30c : Ethiopia. Wellcome Collection. Source: Wellcome Collection.


Professor Emma Tomalin (School of Philosophy, Religion and History of Science)
Professor Shane Doyle (School of History)

Deputy Director
Dr Kat Rawling (School of History)

Interdisciplinary Advisory Board
Professor Sanjoy Bhattacharya (School of History)
Professor Joanne Crawford (School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies)
Dr Papiya Mazumdar (School of Politics and International Studies)
Professor Jonathan Pitches (School of Performance and Cultural Industries)
Professor Andrew Thorpe (Executive Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures)

Other members
Dr Nir Arielli (School of History)
Dr Rob Hornsby (School of History)
Dr Laura King (School of History)
Dr Alexia Moncrieff (School of History)
Dr Dibyadyuti Roy (School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies)
Dr Eline van Ommen (School of History)



Picture credit: The world united against malaria : 30c : Ethiopia. Wellcome Collection. Source: Wellcome Collection.