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Citizen participation in health seminar series

The 'Citizen participation in health: critical perspectives' special seminar series is co-hosted by academics in the King’s College London Division of Health and Social Care Research and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

The seminar series brings together social science expertise to reflect critically on policy and practice of citizen participation in health systems. It draws on critical conceptual framings of participation and in-depth empirical work from the UK and elsewhere. The series aims to focus particularly on the political economy of patient participation in the NHS, the construction of neoliberal patient-professional roles, the emergence of new spaces of citizen engagement in response to the marketization of health, and the relevance of global social movements and health activism to contemporary health systems.

There were three seminars with invited speakers in Spring Term 2016 and dates for further seminars in Autumn 2016 will be provided soon.

Upcoming seminars: 

All seminars take place from 4 to 5pm, and are followed by a drinks and nibbles reception from 5 to 6pm. 

  • 24th November 2016
    • Speaker: Dr Eleftheria Lekakis (Sussex University) 
    • Title: 'The Politics of Consumption as a Form of Participation: Media Activism and Creative Tactics'
    • Place: KCL Guy’s Campus, Addison House 7th Floor Seminar Room
    • To book a place email the convener, Dr Alicia Renedo:
  • 7th December 2016
    • Speaker: Dr Melissa Nolas (Sussex University) 
    • Place: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (Room TBC)

Past seminars:

  • The first seminar in the series was 'Citizen participation in knowledge production and policy in development aid' by Prof David Mosse, Professor of Social Anthropology and Head of the Department of Anthropology and Sociology at SOAS, University of London.




The series is supported by King’s College London Interdisciplinary Social Science Doctoral Training Centre (KISS-DTC). For more information, please contact one of the conveners: Aris Komporozos-Athanasiou ( or Alicia Renedo (

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