“Vulnerability and Justice in Global Health Emergency Regulation: Developing Future Ethical Models” Project
May 2018-September 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)
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