Annual Symposium 2010

16 June 2010, 09:30 - 18:00

CRASSH, 17 Mill Lane, Cambridge

Registration online is now closed but you can contact Esther to reserve a place by email
Conference fee: £10 (full) £5 (students)


Keynote speaker: Dr Havi Carel (Senior Lecturer in Philosophy, University of the West England; Author of Illnes-2008-)

This interdisciplinary symposium will bring together researchers working on diverse aspects of health and welfare. The one-day workshop is designed to showcase on-going research by postgraduates and early career researchers,
in order to promote academic exchange and future collaboration. Havi Carel, Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of the West of England and author of 'Illness' (2008), will give a keynote address.
The Symposium will focus on the three themes which have been explored in the Health and Welfare programme of reading groups and seminars for 2009-10. These are: war, industry and medicine; bodily excess; and global health and wealth.

For further details of the Group and Easter term programme, please visit the link on the right hand side of this page.

Administrative contact Esther Lamb (Grad/Fac Programme Manager)

Wednesday 16 June 2010


9.30 -9.55

Registration (tea and coffee provided)

9.55 - 10.00

Welcome and Introduction
Rachel Hughes

10.00 - 11.15

Panel 1

Paper 1: Hebe Gouda, Institute of Public Health, University of Cambridge
Measuring Global Health and Global Health Inequalities

Paper 2: Maggie Jack, MPhil student, Department of History & Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge
"Messages for Mothers”: Breastfeeding and the Management of Expertise in the World Health Organization, 1977-1985

    11.15 - 11.30 

    Tea/Coffee Break

    11.30 - 12.45

    Panel 2

    Paper 3: Dr Paul Stronge, Institute for Public Health, University of Cambridge
    Catching Diabetes in Time: Rethinking Communicability and Chronicity Within Contemporary Public Health Discourse and Practice

    Paper 4: Chris Bunn, Social Scientist – RAPSID Project, The Wolfson Diabetes & Endocrine Clinic, Institute of Metabolic Science, Addenbrooke’s Hospital
    Classing Foods: Observations from an Insulin Adjustment Course

    12.45 - 13.45


    13.45 - 15.00

    Panel 3

    Paper 5: Rebecca George, MPhil student, Department of History & Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge
    Abortion and Devolution in Scotland, 1968-1979: Passionate Politics and Ambivalent Activism

    Paper 6: Ofra Koffman, Visiting Research Fellow, Sociology Department, Goldsmiths College, University of London
    Fertile Bodies, Immature Minds?:  Mind/Body Mismatch in Adolescence and the Global Biopolitics of Teenage Pregnancy

    15.00 -  15.15

    Tea/Coffee Break

    15.15 - 16.30

    Keynote paper 

     Havi Carel, Senior Lecturer in Philosophy, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, University of the West of England
    Subjective Wellbeing and Objective Health

    16.30 - 16.45

    Closing remarks

    16.45 - 18.00
    Drinks Reception

    Poster presentations

    Poster 1: Aurea Pascalicchio, Instituto de Saude, Brazil, and visiting scholar, Faculty of Politics, Psychology, Sociology and International Studies, University of Cambridge
    Pharmaceutical Market, Biodiversity and BRIC