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Professor Linda Gibson Inaugural Lecture

#PartnershipMatters! Travels through landscapes of social justice in global public health

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In this lecture, Linda Gibson will provide an overview of the breadth and range of health promotion, public health and sociology research that she has been involved with over the course of her academic career. The talk will start by documenting the early influences, academic research and practice which brought her to NTU. Linda will take you on both her personal and professional journey that has shaped her career and identity and how this has driven her passion for social justice in health both at local and global levels and also impacted on her research practice and research.

  • From: Wednesday 17 May 2023, 5.30 pm
  • To: Wednesday 17 May 2023, 7.30 pm
  • Registration: 5.30 pm
  • Location: Lecture Theatre 1, Chaucer building, Goldsmith Street, Nottingham, NG1 4BU
  • Booking deadline: Wednesday 17 May 2023, 3.30 pm
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The expedition will explore the long lasting and trusted international partnerships and networks that Linda has built with colleagues across Africa, Europe and the USA that have led to successful external research grants, staff and student mobility programmes, and innovation in teaching in both subject and delivery.  She is the UK lead for the very successful 12 year NTU - MU (Makerere University, Uganda) Partnership.  Linda will give you a tour of her work which focuses on the issues affecting low-income settings such as the need for strengthening health systems at community level, antimicrobial stewardship and capacity bridging. Linda’s approach to global health research recognises and values different forms of knowledge, collaboration and co-creation, and advocacy for a shared ownership approach in public health / health promotion practice.


Linda originally trained and specialised as an ophthalmic nurse in Liverpool but then undertook her undergraduate degree, BA (Hons) Health Studies at Liverpool John Moores University (1988 - 91) as a mature student. This is where she subsequently began her career as an academic, while also studying for a MA Health Research and then a PhD at Lancaster University.

Linda has always studied health through the lens of social sciences and has seen it as a multidisciplinary endeavour. She chaired a successful national research network from 2000 - 2009, bringing together doctoral students and others undertaking social sciences research into complementary and alternative medicine. Linda also set up and ran the Liverpool Schumacher Lectures (1998 - 2000) with Liverpool John Moore's University and the Schumacher Society, bringing leading environmental thinkers, academics and activists together to debate current issues.

Linda visited Cuba in 2000 to visit their Primary Health System which was formative in beginning to develop a global health systems perspective. At that point she arrived at The University of Nottingham in Epidemiology and Public Health (2001 - 2005) and then moved to NTU in 2005 to develop and lead the MA Public Health which attracts large numbers of international students. It was from Nottingham that Linda first went to Africa and began to truly engage with public health within a global context.


5.30 pm

Registration and welcome refreshments

6 pm

Welcome talk

6.05 pm

Lecture begins

6.50 pm

Close and thanks by Executive Dean

7 pm

Drinks reception

7.30 pm


Location details


Chaucer building
Goldsmith Street


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