We are excited to be opening our doors for the first time to postgraduate students as we launch our new MASc in Global Sustainable Development and MPhil/PhD in Global Sustainable Development.
- New PhD scholarships in Global Sustainable Development at the University of Warwick available to UK and EU students, thanks to £1,350,000 from Leverhulme Trust
- Scholars will receive transdisciplinary training: expertise from different academic faculties, as well as mentorship from front line organisations, such as UN Habitat
- Researchers will be trained to be "as comfortable analysing data on human-environment interactions as liaising with governments and empowering communities" -- Professor João Porto de Albuquerque
On Wednesday 9 December 2020, the School for Cross-faculty Studies hosted a 'Work Placement Talk and Live Q&A event', organised by the School's Employability and Placement Manager, Bodrun Nahar. The event aimed to give current students in the School the opportunity to hear directly from students who undertook a work placement. The speakers were encouraged to share their experiences of their work placements, including the challenges, the benefits, and their advice for any students considering doing a work placement.
A new study, led by Assistant Professor in GSD Dr Marco J Haenssgen, finds that patients living in precarious circumstances are less likely to use antibiotics appropriately. The study suggests that efforts to improve those with little security in their livelihoods could have an unexpected benefit in helping to tackle antimicrobial resistance globally.
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Dr Stéphanie Panichelli-Batalla, Head of the School for Cross-faculty Studies, was recently interviewed about her research on the Cuban International Solidarity Programme for an article published in the Austrian newspaper, Der Standard.
The article explores the work of Cuban doctors and nurses and the ‘Cut Profits to the Cuban Regime Act of 2020’, introduced by US Republicans and designed to make it more difficult for countries to use the services of Cuban medical professionals.
Dr Mandy Sadan, Associate Professor in GSD, will be presenting a public keynote lecture for the Himalayan University Consortium titled 'Learning from Life Stories'. The event is part of a publishing seminar for early-career researchers running from 1 - 11 December 2020 called 'Storying the Sustainable Intelligence of the Earth in the New Himalaya', in which Mandy will also be taking part as a mentor.
Last month saw the publication of a new paper in the Encyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals about 'Tourist Traps: Assessing the Role of Tourism in Sustaining Life Below Water', authored by Dr Jess Savage, Senior Teaching Fellow (GSD); Dr Godwin Yeboah, Senior Research Fellow (IGSD); and Dr Sarah Cook, Research Fellow (Warwick Water Group.
An approach to public engagement which respects grass-roots and community knowledge has an important role to play in improving our understanding of the relationship between traditional healing and Western-style medicine in low- and middle-income countries, and could generate new approaches to tackling antimicrobial resistance, according to a new paper published in Medical Humanities.