Dr. Simon Rushton


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Simon is  Faculty Research Fellow in the Department of Politics, and Lead for the Health and Development research theme. Simon’s research interests centre on the global politics of health. His work focuses in particular on international responses to HIV/AIDS and other diseases, the links between health and security, the changing architecture of global health governance, and issues surrounding health, conflict and post-conflict reconstruction. From 2009-2012 he was part of a major €2.3 million European Research Council-funded project carried out jointly between Aberystwyth University and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine on ‘The Transformation of Global Health Governance: Competing Worldviews and Crises’.

Simon edits the journal Medicine, Conflict & Survival (with Maria Kett at UCL). He is an Associate Fellow of the Centre on Global Health Security at the Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House, and a member of the editorial board of Global Health Governance.

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