ITM's Ecohealth group is organising a seminar series in which speakers will discuss current challenges such as climate change, globalisation, urbanisation and emerging diseases, and illustrate how systems approaches can be applied to better understand the issues, analyse their root causes and inform solutions.
The seminar is open to ITM staff, students and alumni. Interested members of the public can participate upon registration. Register via Zoom.
On 7 December, at 2pm, Stanley Blue will give a talk titled "Movement in the Fields of Flexibility and Obesity: Deterritorialising Social Practices". He will discuss the practices of everyday life, and how these are critical for responding to global challenges, including climate change and public health.
About the Ecohealth group
The Ecohealth group brings together researchers from ITM’s three departments, from eco-epidemiology, infectious disease control, clinical medicine, political science, anthropology and health systems). The group adopts a whole systems approach to making sense of health and health problems. Its starting point is the dynamic interactions between human, social, biological, ecological and political systems and how that affects the health of people. This in turn demands a transdisciplinary approach and the active engagement and participation of key stakeholders in order to co-create solutions for transformative, sustainable and equitable change.
Stanley Blue is a Senior Lecturer in the Sociology Department at Lancaster University. His work traces the reproduction of everyday practices that matter for environmental sustainability and health. His current research examines the flexibility of everyday social practices and the relationships between biology, embodiment, and inheritance, as they matter for the passing on of social practices.