Being healthy is complicated

So we are coming to the end of January, the month of diets, new gym memberships and giving up¬†drinking. January is traditionally a month where we¬†feel guilty about over indulgence during December and make resolutions to become new, improved, healthier people over the next year. We’ve all had these conversations about new years resolutions and…

What exactly is global health?

Just a quick post today. Over the past few years I’ve been reading more and more about global health. I’ve been to talks, read articles, and there’s a ‘global health’ MSc in my department; but even after all of this, I’m still not sure what ‘global health’ covers. There are, of course, definitions floating around…

Reflections on interdisciplinary working

Working at the boundaries of disciplines can be frustrating, but good things can also come out of it. My undergraduate degree was in Anthropology, with a specialisation in biological anthropology. I believe this training was incredibly relevant to public health, but anthropology is a discipline which is often viewed with suspicion or confused looks in…