“Vulnerability and Justice in Global Health Emergency Regulation: Developing Future Ethical Models” Project

“Vulnerability and Justice in Global Health Emergency Regulation: Developing Future Ethical Models” Project                                                                                   

May 2018-May 2019

Funder: Wellcome Trust Seed Award in Humanities and Social Sciences

PI: Agomoni Ganguli-Mitra (University of Edinburgh)

Team members: Ayesha Ahmad (University College London/St Georges), Ryoa Chung (Université de Montréal), Lisa Eckenwiler (George Mason University), Matthew Hunt (McGill University), Yashar Saghai (Johns Hopkins University and The Millennium Project: Global Futures Studies and Research), Lisa Schwartz (McMaster University), Jackie Leach Scully (Newcastle University), Verina Wild (LM University Munich)

Aim:

The central aim of this project is to gather existing expertise and scholarship on the connection between vulnerability as a concept, and concerns of structural and epistemic justice, in the context of Global Health Emergency (GHE) regulation (understood in a broad sense). It will allow the consolidation of a network of academics who study this connection in a variety of contexts (e.g. pandemics, health in conflicts and mass migration, slowly emerging health disasters), with a view to developing robust ethical models to inform future regulation and response mechanisms.

My role with the project:

-       To co-design with knowledge users (policy makers, humanitarian actors, etc.) novel strategies to increase the ethical robustness of future regulation of Global Health Emergencies across challenging events using Futures Studies/Foresight participatory methods