2017 International Health Conference                             29th June - 1st July 2017                                                     
St Hugh's College Oxford

2017 Conference Theme: Patient Centered Care

Below are listed our confirmed invited speakers. Please note these may be changed at any time.

Professor Jonathan Emberson

Oxford University

Professor Emberson is a Senior Statistician at the Clinical Trial Service Unit and Epidemiological Studies Unit. He joined the unit after completing a degree in Mathematics followed by postgraduate degrees in Statistics and Epidemiology. His main research interests are studying the causes and prevention of cardiovascular disease.

Professor David Hunter

Durham University

David Hunter has been Professor of Health Policy and Management at Durham University since 2000. He is director of the Centre for Public Policy and Health. David is also an Honorary Member of the Faculty of Public Health and a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh.

He has published extensively on health policy, partnership working and health system transformation.  

Professor Susan Brundage

Queen Mary University of London

Professor Susan Brundage joined the Blizard Institute at Queen Mary University of London in 2013. Susan is a recognised global trauma expert having served as an Advisor for the World Health Organization to develop "Guidelines for Trauma Quality Improvement Programmes".

Her interests lie in trauma knowledge and education dissemination.

Professor Peter Scarborough

Nuffield Department of Population Health

Professor Scarborough's research focuses on a population approach to improve nutrition and the relationship between public health and environmental sustainability. His work has been used to influence dietary recommendations in the UK and Canada. He is interested in the influences of food choice, including food price, labelling, marketing of foods and food accessibility.

Professor Ralf Schwarzer

Freie Universit├Ąt Berlin

Ralf Schwarzer is Professor of Psychology at Freie Universitat Berlin, Germany and at the Institute for Positive Psychology and Education, Australian Catholic University, Australia.

His main research focus lies on stress, coping, social support and health behaviours.

Professor Winette van der Graaf

The Institute of Cancer Research

Professor van der Graaf is an international expert in sarcoma research. She is a Professor of Personalised Oncology and her research focuses on improving the outcome of patients affected by sarcomas. Her research on personalised oncology combines precision medicine and adapting treatment to the needs of cancer patients of different ages.

Professor Vera Roos

North-West University

Professor Vera Roos is a Professor of Psychology at the North-West University, South Africa. Her interests include community psychology with a focus on enabling contexts, inter-generational wellbeing and the contributions of older persons. Professor Roos is committed to promote the relational and collective wellbeing of older people.

Professor Mike English

Nuffield Department of Medicine

Professor English works at the KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme in Nairobi, Kenya. His collaborations with the team in Kenya include developing national, evidence-based guidelines for care of severely ill children and newborns. He provides advice to the Kenyan government and works with the World Health Organisation on a wide range of issues related to child and newborn survival and health systems performance.

Professor Borislava Mihaylova

Nuffield Department of Population Health

Professor Mihaylova is an associate professor in Health Economics at the University of Oxford. Her research focuses on the economic aspects of chronic disease (for example cardiovascular disease). Her studies focus on the impact of disease events and interventions on healthcare costs, mortality and morbidity. Her work on effectiveness and cost-effectiveness has been influential in informing treatment recommendations for people are varying vascular disease risk.

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