Monthly Archives: March 2017

Welcoming Juan Macedo to the lab

Dr Juan Macedo joined the lab on the 7th March, supported by a Swiss National Science Foundation early mobility post-doctoral fellowship. Juan has spent the last few years at the University of Bern working with Peter Butikofer and Doris Rentsch … Continue reading

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Interview: Kathryn Church on the reinstatement of the Mexico City Policy and its impact on organisations like Marie Stopes International

By Marisol Escudero Martínez, MARCH centre blog volunteer (MSc Health Policy, Planning and Financing candidate) Dr Kathryn Church is an Assistant Professor in Sexual and Reproductive Health at LSHTM and is seconded as Senior Scientific Advisor within the Research Monitoring … Continue reading

WHO: World Hearing Day – Sir Ronald Ross’ Earplugs

Today, the World Health Organisation celebrates ‘World Hearing Day’. This year’s theme is “Action for hearing loss: make a sound investment” with the aim to draw attention to the economic impact of hearing loss. To celebrate this day, here at … Continue reading

Assetbank – the School’s new digital asset management system

Assetbank is the School’s new digital asset management system which enables staff and students to access the rich resources of the School’s images and other digital assets. These range from: Historical images held in the archives Images of the building, events … Continue reading

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Council information brokers could help technology to play vital role in dementia care

By Martin Knapp and James Barlow There’s no shortage of gadgets. But users and carers require help to make the most of what is available. Industry also should focus more on understanding what people really need from assisted living technologies, … Continue reading

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SIBs don’t work for complex problems because they’re unaccountable to service users

By Stephen Sinclair, Neil McHugh and Michael J.Roy Supporting change through social policy is an iterative process which develops participatory relationships with users. Social Impact Bonds fail on this front, rendering them unfit for purpose. SIBs are intrinsically unsuitable for … Continue reading

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