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Launch: Partnerships, Power, Potential: GHSM on from 10 - 9 November 2022

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Join us for the launch of Partnerships, Power, Potential: GHSM on from 10. The exhibition will feature a suite of photographs depicting academic and student research, and the vital contributions made by our collaborators and partners.

Alumnus Beauty Dhlamini will be speaking in conversation with Anne Pollock, Head of Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, on the power and potential of understanding and addressing the social, political and economic determinants of health in today's society.

The event will also feature a virtual address from the founder of the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Nikolas Rose.

GHSM on from 10

Back in 2012, our founders sought to establish a community of scholars that recognise health as more than a medical matter. Today, an understanding of the social, political and economic determinants of health is an integral part of the conversation – but the journey does not end here.

This year, we gather in a series of events to celebrate all that we have achieved this past decade and to look forward with our work. It is thanks to the vibrant contributions from academics, staff and students that our department now has an international reputation for cutting edge interdisciplinary research and teaching in global health and social medicine.

Bringing critical perspectives when addressing today's global health challenges, our community is able to make sustainable impacts in a decolonising world and partnerships that enable us to make a difference together.

Health is more than a medical matter. Who falls ill, who thrives, who lives and who dies is structured by social, political and economic realities. Ensuring the health of populations across the world is a political act – raising complex challenges of governance and demanding continual moral articulation.

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Beauty Dhlamini is a Global Health scholar with a focus on health inequalities. She works with community and grassroot organisations and co-hosts the podcast Mind the Health Gap. She studied a Global Health & Social Medicine BSc at King's.

Anne Pollock is Head of Department of Global Health and Social Medicine. Prior to moving to London to join King's in 2018, Anne spent a decade based at Georgia Tech in Atlanta. She holds degrees in Science, Technology & Society from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (PhD) and in Sociology from Brandeis University (BA).

Pollock is the author of three books: Medicating Race: Heart disease and Durable Preoccupations with Difference (Duke 2012), Synthesizing Hope: Matter, Knowledge, and Place in South African Drug Discovery (Chicago 2019), and Sickening: Anti-Black Racism and Health Disparities in the United States (Minnesota 2021). She is an Editor of BioSocieties, and serves on the lead editorial team of Catalyst: Feminism, Theory, Technoscience.

Nikolas Rose was Professor of Sociology at Kings College London from 2012 until his retirement in April 2021. He was the founding Head of the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at King’s and Co-Founder and Co-Director of King’s ESRC Centre for Society and Mental Health, the UK’s first major research centre on the social dimensions of mental distress.

Arriving after 7pm?

This event starts at 6pm. Please note that the entrance to Bush House North East Wing closes at 7pm. If you arrive late, you will not be allowed in. 

If leaving after 7pm, our guests will need to exit via the Bush House South East exit.

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Clare Herrick

Clare Herrick

Head, School of Global Affairs

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