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What if hardship causes drug resistance?

On Tuesday 2 June 2020, GSD Assistant Professor Dr Marco J Haenssgen presented a talk entitled “What if hardship causes drug resistance?” to the prestigious Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Centre Seminar at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM).

Thu 11 Jun 2020, 09:00 | Tags: GSD Staff stories Global Sustainable Development Research

Our commitment to anti-racism

People protesting with a Black Lives Matter sign

Image credit: Johnny Silvercloud/flickr

The murder of George Floyd (and so many others) has affected all of us. We understand that some of you in our community have been particularly hurt by this. Racism is a systemic feature of our society, and this is not limited to what has been happening in the United States in the past few weeks and over the years.

Here in the School for Cross-faculty Studies, we are strongly against any type of racist activity and we commit to an anti-racist culture and education.

Congratulations to Dr Marta Guerriero on her promotion to Associate Professor

We are thrilled to announce that Dr Marta Guerriero has been promoted to Associate Professor.

The GSD Department would like to congratulate Marta for this important accomplishment, which reflects Marta's commitment to teaching and learning. We are very proud to have her as a valued member of the School for Cross-faculty Studies.

You can find Marta's profile here.

Congratulations to Warwick Cup for being shortlisted for a Union Award!

Union Awards banner

Warwick Cup, founded by three final-year GSD students - Maddie Booth, Ellie Church, and Hollie Ryan - has been nominated for the ‘Outstanding Contribution to Sustainability’ category of the Students’ Union’s Student Voice and Impact Awards.  

Thu 28 May 2020, 09:00 | Tags: GSD Student stories Global Sustainable Development

Press interviews with Dr Stéphanie Panichelli-Batalla on Cuban international healthcare

Cuban Health Specialists arriving in South Africa to curb the spread of COVID-19

Image: GovernmentZA/flickr

At the start of this month, Dr Stéphanie Panichelli-Batalla, the Head of the School for Cross-faculty Studies, was interviewed for an article in The Guardian relating to her research on Cuban international healthcare professionals. The article looks into Cuba's 'doctor diplomacy' scheme, and in particular, the emerging trend of Cuban medical teams supporting struggling health services during the Coronavirus pandemic in developed European nations.

In addition, Dr Stéphanie Panichelli-Batalla was also interviewed on Spanish National radio on Wednesday 13 May 2020 for the programme Cinco Continentes (Five Continents). This interview also relates to Dr Stéphanie Panichelli-Batalla's research on Cuban international healthcare professionals and Cuban medical diplomacy, and in particular to the latest interventions of Cuban doctors in Europe. You can listen to the podcast here.

GSD student presents research in Parliament

Alice Vodden at the Posters in Parliament Event

Congratulations to our final-year GSD and Business Studies student, Alice Vodden, for presenting her research at the Posters in Parliament event in Westminster in March!

Tue 19 May 2020, 09:00 | Tags: GSD Student stories Research

Blog post: Our enriching time at Monash University

GSD students, From left to right: Katharina Neisinger, Maja Voelkel, Luke Netherclift

Our students have the chance to spend a semester abroad in their second year of study. In this post, Katharina Neisinger, Maja Voelkel, and Luke Netherclift reflect on their time at Monash University, and how it was cut short by the outbreak of COVID-19.

Mon 11 May 2020, 12:08 | Tags: GSD Student stories Blog Post

ICUR 2020: Call for abstracts now open

ICUR logo

Applications for the International Conference of Undergraduate Research (ICUR) 2020 are now open!

ICUR is a great opportunity for you to present your research to a global audience. Sponsored by the Monash-Warwick Alliance, the video-linked conference will take place from 29-30 September 2020, connecting students at the University of Warwick, Monash University, as well as other institutions around the world.

The deadline for abstract submissions is Sunday 31 May 2020. You can submit your abstract here.

GSD student holds art exhibition to raise awareness of gender based violence

Maddie Booth, curator of the 'Stand Up, Stand Back, Stand With' art exhibition stood in front a selection of the art pieces for the exhibition

Congratulations to Maddie Booth, one of our final year Politics, International Studies and GSD students, for putting together an art exhibition throughout March to address the important issue of gender based violence (GBV).

Article published for The Conversation on Cuban internationalism by Dr Stéphanie Panichelli-Batalla

Cuban flag flying in the wind

Dr Stéphanie Panichelli-Batalla, the Head of School for Cross-faculty Studies, has had her latest article on Cuban internationalism published by The Conversation UK. The article is titled 'By sending doctors to Italy, Cuba continues its long campaign of medical diplomacy'. You can read the article in full here.

"Cuba stresses its programme to send doctors abroad is based in solidarity. But there are diplomatic and economic reasons too."

You can also read Dr Stéphanie Panichelli-Batalla's recent article published by The Oral History Review on laughter in oral history interviews with Cuban internationalist healthcare professionals here.

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