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GHSM at 10

In 2022, the Department of Global Health & Social Medicine celebrated its 10th anniversary.

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.

We celebrated all that we have achieved this past decade and help us with our work to come. It is thanks to the vibrant contributions from faculty, 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.


Exhibition: 8-15 November 2022

Partnerships, Power, Potential: GHSM on from 10

Featuring a suite of photographs depicting academic and student research, and the vital contributions made by our collaborators and partners.

Reception: 12 October 2022

Bringing together staff, alumni and guests to mark our 10th anniversary, this evening reception was be an opportunity to celebrate our community.