Leeds Centre for Medical Humanities

An interdisciplinary collaboration between the Faculties of Arts and Medicine & Health at the University of Leeds

Religions and Public Health: bridges and barriers to improving global health outcomes


Seminar 1 – Religions and Public Health: Outlining an Agenda

Date: Thursday October 27th 2016, 2-4 pm Location: Worsley Seminar Room (9.50)

The aim of this first seminar is to bring interested parties together to begin to examine what a research agenda on ‘religions and public health’ might look like. The seminar will be led by Professor Emma Tomalin and Dr Joannna Sadgrove, who will briefly outline their work to date this area and explain why they have convened this seminar series. We invite individuals from across different university faculties to participate.

Seminar 2 – The Multiple World View Encounter: Health, Religions and HIV

Date: Wednesday November 9th 2016, 1-3 pm Location: Blenheim Terrace Seminar Room (G.02) House No. 11-14



Seminar 3 – Religions and Public Health: Sharing and Learning across Diverse Geographical Settings (Date/location TBC)

Seminar 4 – Religions and Public Health: Austerity, Neo-liberalism and welfare – shifting roles for faith actors (Date/location TBC)

Seminar 5 – Religions and Public Health: Bridging gaps, Recognising Barriers (Date/location TBC)

Seminar 6 – Religions and Public Health: Mental Health (Date/location TBC)

Seminar 7 – Religions and Public Health: Social Isolation and its Impact on Health (Date/location TBC)

Seminar 8 – Religions and Public Health: End of Life Care (Date/location TBC)

Seminar 9 – Religions and Public Health: Developing and Integrating Quantitative, Spatial and Qualitative Methods (Date/location TBC)

Seminar 10 – Places of Worship as ‘Healthy Settings’ (Date/location TBC)


For further information please contact:

Dr Joanna Sadgrove – joannasadgrove@googlemail.com

Professor Emma Tomalin- e.tomalin@leeds.ac.uk

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