Global Health Justice Lecture – The pharmaceutical industry, TTIP and health

 5th Lecture: The pharmaceutical industry, TTIP and health

  Date: Weds 25th Feburary Time: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Location: The Bainbridge Room on the second floor of the Robin Brook Centre – Queen Mary University at St. Bartholomew’s Hospital followed by The Rising Sun pub at 7:30pm (more details below).   In this fifth lecture Deborah Cohen, Investigations editor at the BMJ and Dairmaid McDonald, Advocacy Manager at STOPAIDS and Dr Courtney Davis from KCL will be discussing the impact of pharmaceutical companies, trade agreements and international markets on health in the UK and overseas.   Chaired by Dr David McCoy (QMUL & Medact)   Directions: Enter St Bartholomew’s Hospital through the main entrance to reach the courtyard and turn right. When you reach the building, do not walk straight ahead into the building, but turn left into the small alley. The entrance to the Robin Brook Centre is via the steps in the alley. We usually head to The Rising Sun pub for drinks and discussion afterwards at 7:30 so please do come along if you want to meet the team and find out more about Medact and our work. Deborah Cohen (BMJ)  Deborah Cohen is currently investigations editor at BMJ. She graduated from Manchester University having studied medicine with French. Prior to graduating she took an intercalated degree in journalism at Westminster University and worked on a newspaper in Ghana covering health issues. After qualifying, Deborah became editor of the Student BMJ and started to report for the BMJ from places such as the West Bank and Kenya. She subsequently became editor of an academic section of the BMJ before becoming the first features editor. After collaborations with Channel 4 News and the Cochrane Collaboration, the Bureau of Investigative Journalism and Panorama, the BMJ decided to have a dedicated investigative journalism post. Deborah has since worked with the Centre of Evidence Based Medicine at Oxford University, Newsnight and Dispatches covering a range of issues from drug and device regulation to buried data and conflicts of interest. Diarmaid McDonald, Advocacy Manager (STOPAIDS) Joined STOPAIDS in January 2010 where he currently leads the campaigning and advocacy work on the financing of the AIDS response and access to medicines. Diarmaid also helps to coordinate the activities of our members and plays a supporting role in the work of our partners at the Student Stop AIDS Campaign. You can read more about STOPAIDS reasons for taking part in the anti TTIP day of action by clicking here. Dr Courtney Davis (KCL)  Courtney is a medical and political sociologist with broad research interests in the intersections of science and technology policy, business regulation and public health. For over ten years she has undertaken empirically-based, policy relevant international comparative research investigating the socio-political, economic, cultural and scientific factors underlying trends in regulation and the implications of current techno-scientific standards for public, patient and worker health in relation to two distinct fields of inquiry: pharmaceuticals and occupational health and safety.   Global Health Justice (GHJ) is a new public lecture and discussion series organised by the London-based charity Medact and Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) focusing on the socio-political determinants of health. GHJ aims to bring a strong social science and humanities perspective to global health and provide a space for students, campaigners and academics to discuss, debate and exchange ideas that will challenge and push forward both research and policy.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