FORA.tv Speaker - Carolyn Stephens
Carolyn Stephens is Reader in Ecology and Global Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and Visiting Full Professor of the Faculty of Medicine of the Universidad Nacional de TucumÃ¡n, Argentina, where she is currently based. She has lived and worked internationally for over 25 years, first based in India; then Africa (Ghana; Liberia; Tanzania, and Nigeria) and most recently Latin America (principally Argentina and Brazil). Her research work has been focused on the health of the most disadvantaged communities, in both rural and urban settings. She has published extensively on urban health inequities, environmental justice, indigenous health, human rights and ethics.
She has advised governments and international agencies on equity, health and rights including WHO, UNDP, UNHabitat, World Bank, UNEP and the UN Poverty Environment Network. Alongside her international research, in 2007 she won the Royal Society Kohn Award for excellence in science communication, and the London Education Partnership Award for her voluntary work with disadvantaged urban youth in London. Her most recent research, supported by UNICEF, has been on new conceptual understanding of urban inequity and human rights, in the context of child health and sustainable development, for UNICEF's 2012 State of the World's Children.
10.25.11 | 00:34:07 min
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