Three University graduates and their supervisor, Dr Lucia D’Ambruoso, presented at the Fifth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research in Liverpool last week.
Health systems research is a new field that directly contributes to policy and decision-making through collaboration between researchers and health systems stakeholders.
The Symposium brought together researchers, policy-makers and other stakeholders to share new state of the art evidence; identify and discuss approaches to strengthen scientific rigour; and facilitate collaboration and learning communities.
- Dr Oghenebrume Wariri (MSc Global Health and Management 2015/16) now working as a research clinician at MRC Unit The Gambia at LSHTM gave an oral presentation on his dissertation research entitled: Rethinking collaboration: developing knowledge partnerships to address under-5 mortality in Mpumalanga province, South Africa
- Eilidh Cowan (MSc Global Health and Management 2016/17) now working as a global health epidemiologist at the University of Cambridge gave a poster presentation on her dissertation research entitled: Understanding non-communicable diseases: combining routine surveillance data with local knowledge in rural South Africa
- Lisa Thomas (MSc Global Health and Management 2016/17) gave a poster presentation on her dissertation research, conducted with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine entitled: Verbal Autopsy In Health Policy And Systems: A Literature Review, and which has since been published
- Their supervisor, Dr Lucia D’Ambruoso, lecturer in global health, co-facilitated a satellite session entitled: Health from whose lens? Learning from international experiences of grounding action and services for health and wellbeing inside community cultures, systems and control