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Professor in the Department of Geography+44 (0) 191 33 41871
Advisory Board Member in the Centre for Death and Life Studies
Co-Director in the Institute for Medical Humanities+44 (0) 191 33 48144
Fellow of the Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing+44 (0) 191 33 41871

Research interests

  • Wellbeing and Community Wellbeing
  • Critical Medical Humanities
  • Spaces and practices of care of the body
  • Arts, health and wellbeing

Esteem Indicators

  • 2019: Key-note speaker 19th International Medical Geography Symposium, Queenstown, New Zealand:
  • 2019: Key-note speaker, Conference on Existential Medical Humanities, Södertörn University, Stockholm, Sweden Swedish Network for Medical Humanities:
  • 2016: Key-note speaker, ISRF funding workshop on 'Financialisation, Social Investment and Wellbeing' Roskilde, Denmark:
  • 2015: Invited key-note speaker at the International Workshop: Medical humanities: Exploring advantages and disadvantages in an emerging interdisciplinary field, University of Lund, Sweden.:
  • 2014: Invited member: WHO international steering group, the cultural determinants of wellbeing, WHO Copenhagen:
  • 2014: Invited speaker: History, humanities and global health, WHO Geneva.:
  • 2014: Invited speaker, seminar series on Politics of Wellbeing:
  • 2014: Invited speaker: The rise of well-being in public health, WHO Copenhagen.:
  • 2014: Key-note speaker: Annual Conference of the Nordic Network for Health Research within Social Sciences (NNHSH), Helsinki, Finland:


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