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MRC/AHRC cross-disciplinary networking and information event on GCRF Global Public Health

  • Date: 12 Apr 2017 09:30 - 17:00
  • Venue: Wellcome Trust, 215 Euston Road, NW1 2BE




This engaging event will bring together researchers from clinical and medical disciplines with those from arts and humanities backgrounds to build connections and explore the innovative contributions that the arts and humanities can make to cross-disciplinary collaborative research on Global Public Health. (See the pre-call announcement).

At the meeting, participants will be able to:

  • understand the aims of the AHRC-MRC Global Public Health initiative
  • network and explore possible collaborations to support potential future partnership applications under the call
  • speak to Research Council staff about possible applications.

Keynote speakers will include:

  • Professor Andrew Thompson, Chief Executive, Arts & Humanities Research Council
  • Professor Peter Piot, Chair, Director and Professor of Global Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London

Who is the event for?

The event is open to academic researchers with expertise in:

  • Medical research and health interventions in developing countries
  • Any arts and humanities disciplines which have the potential to contribute to and drive Global Public Health research

Examples of areas that AHRC expertise might focus on are; informing human behaviours; local knowledges and histories; cultural dynamics; community engagement and public trust in science and medicine.

These examples ate illustrative only and are not intended to be comprehensive. Arts and Humanities researchers who may not have previously engaged directly with Medical and health research are encouraged to attend

The event is designed to bring together those who might be interested in the opportunity to initiate collaborations that lead to partnership awards and future research bids.

The event is designed to bring together those who might be interested in the opportunity to initiate possible collaborations that might lead to partnership awards and future research bids.

The event provides a chance to:

  • find out about the AHRC-MRC Global Public Health initiative to be launched in February 2017
  • discuss with experts the challenges and opportunities of interdisciplinary working
  • put questions about the funding call direct to funders
  • network with potential collaborators from other discipline areas.

How to Register

If you are interested in attending the event please contact confirming your interest and providing:

  • Your CV
  • A brief summary of no more than 300 words, outlining your current role/ organisational affiliation and relevant research / professional expertise as well as briefly stating your potential interest in the Global Public Health funding call.
  • Any areas of research expertise you are particularly interested in engaging with.

Please Note: For those invited to attend the event this summary information will be shared among other participants to support the networking aspects of the event. Your application therefore needs to include a statement confirming that you are happy for this information to be shared with other participants if invited to attend the event.

Please note the deadline for registering interest for the workshop is 10th March 2017. Successful applicants will be informed by mid-march if they have been successful.


For more information regarding the event please contact