Centre for Health and International Relations (CHAIR)
The Centre for Health and International Relations (CHAIR) was founded (2003) in the belief that there are compelling reasons for linking international relations, foreign policy, security and health. CHAIR is based in the Department of International Politics, Aberystwyth University, Aberystwyth, Wales. The founder and director is Professor Colin McInnes.
- Global health governance, particularly the role of international organisations in generating what are often inchoate responses to health crises. In this context, CHAIR embarked on a major, European Research Council-funded project in 2009 entitled 'The Transformation of Global Health Governance: Competing World Views and Crises', in association with Centre on Global Change and Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
- Politics and securitization of infectious disease, especially HIV/AIDS.
- Role of the World Health Organisation and International Health Regulations in the global governance of health.
- Inter-relationship of health, peace, and conflict.
- The issue of access to medicine.
- Professor Colin McInnes - Director
- Dr Simon Rushton - Research Fellow
- Dr Owain David Williams - Research Fellow
- Dr Marie Woodling
- Dr Rachel J. Owen
- Hannah Hughes
- Sonja Kittelsen
Associated staff working on the ongoing 'The Transformation of Global Health Governance: Competing World Views and Crises' project from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine:
- "Centre for Health and International Relations". Retrieved 2 June 2011.
- "Synopsis: The Transformation of Global Health Governance: Competing World Views and Crises". Retrieved 27 May 2011.