Environment and Human Health – Social Perspectives

BSA Climate Change, Environment & Health, and London Medical Sociology study groups present

Environment and Human Health – Social Perspectives

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Keppel St, London

Friday 19 February 2016, 10am – 4.30pm

Keynote speaker: Professor Hilary Graham, University of York

We invite you to this day workshop event, to explore perspectives on current research and theory into the environment and human health.

The interactions between the natural environment and human health have become increasingly the focus of social analyses and scrutiny.  Social research has shown how human health may be threatened by environmental factors, such as air or water pollution and by climate change impacts, such as flooding and heat waves.  Meanwhile, improvements in health threaten the environment through population growth, greater longevity of life, and health technology developments.

Research further indicates how improving the environment can enhance human health, for instance through clean water and food security, while initiatives can also reduce the environmental impact of health care, such as preventing run-off from pharmaceutical production.

This wide-ranging research area thus presents an important agenda for social analysis across the multi-disciplinary areas of environment and human health.

Submissions for this event are now closed and a detailed event programme will be available shortly.

Provisional Programme

10.00 a.m.     Coffee and Welcome from the organisers

10.30 a.m.     Keynote: Professor Hilary Graham

11.30 a.m.     Short papers

1.00 p.m.       Lunch

2.00 p.m.       Short papers

3.30 p.m.       Panel discussion and next steps

4.30 p.m.       Close 


Book online at http://portal.britsoc.co.uk/public/event/eventBooking.aspx?id=EVT10472

BSA Members £20; Non-members £25; BSA Concessionary members and full-time

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