24th March: 12.30pm
Health in Challenging Times
Join the Health Governance After Brexit project for a discussion on the future of health and the NHS in challenging times.
Tune in and take part in a conversation on how Brexit and the COVID-19 global pandemic impact on our health, on our rights as patients and on the integrated health corridors on the island.
In 2019, a group from the University of Sheffield and Queen’s University Belfast began a project on Health Governance After Brexit. The HGAB project explores legitimacy, accountability and responsibility for health following one of the most seismic political events in recent European history. HGAB is a two-year project funded by the Economic and Social Research Council. The project team is Professor Tamara Hervey, University of Sheffield; Dr Mark Flear, Queen’s University Belfast; Dr Matthew Wood, University of Sheffield; and Dr Ivanka Antova, Queen’s University Belfast. In collaboration with ShoutOutUK, a multi-award winning education brand and platform for positive change, the HGAB team produced the ‘Brexit, Health & Me’ documentary. Filmed in Northern Ireland, the North of England, and London, the documentary explores perspectives, hopes and expectations for health after Brexit of the general public, academics and policy practitioners.
A key part of the newspaper’s propaganda machine were the illustrations of Press cartoonist Victor ‘Bee’ Brown. Brown captured Fianna Fáil’s economic war with Britain in a series of pithy drawings which lampooned British establishment figures, made exaggerated claims on Ireland’s position in the trade war, and promoted the goal of economic self-sufficiency. In this upbeat presentation Barry Sheppard will explore a selection of Brown’s cartoons to highlight themes which not only dominated the Anglo-Irish trade war of the 1930s, but had parallels in the recent post-Brexit trade negotiations.
Dr Mark Flear is a graduate of the University of Lincoln (BA (Hons), Law and Politics, First Class), the University of Nottingham and the University of Maastricht (LLM (Joint Masters) European Law), the University of Nottingham (PhD in Law), and Queen’s University Belfast (Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education Teaching (PGCHET)). His main research interests are in public health and new health technologies as they are regulated at the EU and global levels. Dr Flear is co-convenor of several networks, including the Northern/Irish Health Law and Ethics Network.
Dr Ivanka Antova holds an undergraduate degree in politics and global governance from Canterbury Christ Church University, and an LLM in Human Rights and a PhD in Law from Queen’s University Belfast. Ivanka joined the Law School in 2019 as a Research Fellow on the ESRC funded ‘Health Governance After Brexit’ (HGAB) project. Ivanka is also the Communications Officer for the Northern/Irish Health Law and Ethics Network and the Health Law and Ethics Seminar Series in the School of Law. Ivanka’s research interests are in the areas of critical legal theory, critical disability studies and most recently health research.
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