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Welcome to Global Health

Explore our range of research.

Centre for Culture and Ecology

We are interested in thinking ecology as constitutively implicated in struggles around class, gender, race, sexuality and pressing ecological issues.
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Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing

Our mission is to encourage and support high calibre interdisciplinary research to understand and address human health challenges.
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Colonialism, Neo-colonialism and Ecology

Global discourses on the distributed responsibility of the current climate crisis often ignore the colonial histories of exploitation that continue.
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Centre for Ethics and Law in the Life Sciences (CELLS)

Innovative teaching and dialogue on the ethical, social and regulatory issues raised by the life sciences, such as issues relating to biotechnology.
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Anthropology of Health Group

Our group bridges biological and social anthropology, community medicine, evolutionary medicine, social epidemiology and public health.
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Durham Health and Social Theory Group

We are focused on regional, national and global trends such as climate change, health trends, community-based health programmes and health behaviours.
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FUSE The Centre for Translational Research in Public Health

Our mission is to transform health and wellbeing and reduce health inequalities through the conduct of world-class public health research.
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Applied Research Collaboration (ARC) North East & North Cumbria

Our vision is to deliver 'better, fairer health and care at all ages and in all places' organised around seven key research themes.
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Institute of Hazard, Risk and Resilience

Our research encompasses a range of academic disciplines, including the physical and social sciences and the arts and humanities.
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Urban Worlds

We are interested in what is 'new' about contemporary urbanism, including the techniques through which cities are governed, the how lives are lived.
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Geographies of Life

The boundaries of life and non-life, and human and non-human life, are at stake across a range of contemporary scientific, social and economic.
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Politics-State-Space (PSS)

Our research is inspired by the political urgencies of the present, while seeking broader historical contexts and conceptual links.
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Physical Activity and Health Inequalities

We make a difference by addressing inequalities, promoting social justice, and ensuring better health and wellbeing through sport and exercise.
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Weathered Lives

Objective measurements and subjective experience of ​weather; wind chill, ​bushfires, intergenerational weather encounters and research methods.
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Centre for Global Infectious Disease

By bridging our Chemistry and Bioscience Departments, we bring together multidisciplinary expertise to tackle challenges in infectious disease.
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Healthy Communities

The benefits of undertaking physical activities are well known, and sport, physical activity and nutrition play a vital role in healthy communities.
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