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Durham University

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Professor Ted Schrecker

Professor of Global Health Policy in the Centre for Public Policy & Health
Room number: F117, Wolfson Research Institute, Queen's Campus, Stockton on Tees TS17 6BH

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In June 2013, Ted Schrecker moved from Canada to take up his new position at Durham. Ted's academic background is in political science, and he has taught that discipline as well as environmental studies and population health (at the doctoral level) from an interdisciplinary perspective. For the past decade his research has addressed the consequences of transnational economic integration (globalization) for health and health equity; he also has a long-standing interest in issues at the interface of science, ethics, law and public policy. Ted is co-editor of the Journal of Public Health, and co-leads the Wolfson Research Institute's Special Interest Group on Health Equity in a Glocal World. He studied at Canada's Trent University, York University and The University of Western Ontario, and worked for many years as a legislative researcher and public policy consultant before coming to the academic world. 

Research Groups

Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing

Research Projects

Department of Sociology

Indicators of Esteem

  • Member, Independent Panel on Global Governance for Health:

    The Panel is a collaborative initiative between the University of Oslo and The Lancet, following the recommendations of The Lancet-University of Oslo Commission on Global Governance for Health, which reported in February 2014. The Commission noted that livelihoods are greatly affected by transnational activities, both in the public and private sector, and that there is a need for independent monitoring of global transactions in several domains (political, economic, trade etc.) which impact negatively on people’s health.

    The objective of the Panel is to provide evidence, based on high quality, independent research and analysis, which can be used to inform and impact on political processes that influence global health.

    The Panel will focus on a different topic each year and publish their findings annually in The Lancet. The report will provide evidence regarding how current global governance arrangements across different policy sectors cause (or fail to resolve) inequitable health outcomes.

    The topic of the report to be published in 2015 is the implications for health and the social determinants of health of trade and investment treaties, agreements and negotiation processes.

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Media Contacts

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  • International: Business, economy & development: Globalization and its effects on disparities in health
  • Policy and politics: Globalization and its effects on disparities in health
  • Social and ethical inequality: Globalization and its effects on disparities in health
  • Public policy, health and well-being: Globalization and its effects on disparities in health
  • Social Policy: Employment & development issues: Globalization and its effects on disparities in health
  • Health & welfare services: Canadian experience with health system design and financing
  • Public policy, health and well-being: Canadian experience with health system design and financing