Research Advisory board

Research Advisory Board Meeting was held with the objective ‘How to actually engage students of other disciplines and also to think of public health as something that they can strongly influence and transform’. It included the following members; Dr Richard Cash, Adjunct Professor, Public Health Foundation of India.

Dr Calvin Ho, Associate Professor of Law,
JSD, LLM, MSc, LLB (Hons), BSc (Hons), Dip (Statistics), Advocate & Solicitor (Singapore), Solicitor (England & Wales)
Dr Calvin Ho’s research focusses on the explication of the normative (i.e. legal and ethical) and social implications of health and biotechnologies, as well as the responses to these concerns through policy and regulatory governance. His research also includes medical law and ethics, and the normative aspects of health systems (especially on health insurance and access to health) and global health.

Dr Anant Bhan: Dr. Anant Bhan is a researcher in global health, health policy and bioethics with over 18 years of experience and numerous publications to his name. Anant Bhan is currently one of the leading voices on issues related to medical ethics and social justice in India. He is also the immediate past president of the International Association of Bioethics (2017-19), serves as an Adjunct Professor in Yenepoya University and as an Adjunct Faculty at KMC, Manipal, and is a member of several committees. He serves as the Bhopal hub lead for Sangath, and is the PI/site-PI for the various projects conducted at the hub, funded by both international and national funders. His work is focused on ethics and equity in health, mental health, digital health, public health ethics, research ethics, community engagement, ethics of innovative technologies and ethics training for professionals.

Dr  Patterson: Dr David Patterson is an independent consultant, a member of the Global Health Law Groningen Research Centre, and a founding member of the Steering Committee of the Law and Public Health Section of the European Public Health Association. He moved to IDLO in Rome, Italy in 2008. As manager of IDLO’s health law program, he mobilized over $12 million to strengthen and expand HIV-related legal services and rights in 25 low- and middle-income countries and build legal capacity to address risk factors for non-communicable diseases. Patterson also led IDLO’s research collaboration with WHO on global health law and produced the joint report “Advancing the Right to Health: The Vital Role of Law.” Much of his work focuses on vulnerable populations 

Dr Amar Jesani: Dr Amar Jesani, a leading expert on Ethics, Rights and Health Systems. He spear- headed ethics in public practice, in medical practice, in research, in public health and as an ‘academic discipline”.   He is a champion of women’s rights, their health and fought for their justice.  He has been the significant force behind laws for women and women’s health and protecting the girl child in India. He builds bridges between the development sector and Academia.   He has also played a major role to bring in the role of gender in medical education in India. 

He is adjunct faculty at the Yenepoya University Mangalore and Public Health Foundation of India

Dr Sharon Kaur: She is a researcher at University college London. She is also a Senior Lecturer at the Univ. of Malaya. She teaches medical law and medical ethics to undergraduate as well as postgraduate students. She also teaches on the Masters of Health Research Ethics (MOHRE) programme at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya. She is currently working on a number of projects involving global health research ethics, particularly in relation to migrant and refugee populations.

Her work also includes the legal frameworks in India and Malaya on  Pharmaceuticals, migrants, prescription behavior of doctors, Euthanasia, Conflicts of Interest on medical boards and others 

Dr Mark Sheehan: Faculty of Philosophy. Mark Sheehan is Oxford Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) Ethics Fellow at the Ethox Centre and a James Martin Research Fellow in the Institute for Science and Ethics. His current research projects encompass a range of overlapping issues that arise in the context of population-level health research and governance and public health ethics. His current projects include: Population-level health research: The nature and role of research ethics governance, Consent and governance in population level research, 

Trust and trustworthiness in the context of (i) healthcare and commercial healthcare institutions and (ii) public attitudes research, the nature and justification of patient and public involvement in research and healthcare policy making, the ethics of public health food policy interventions: taxes, bans and choice architectures.

Dr Sarah Hodges: Professor of Global health and Social medicine, Kings College London. She was professor of History and Global Health and twentieth centry history at University of Warwick University  and has done extensive India Specific research too.   She is the author of Contraception, Colonialism, and Commerce: Birth Control in South India, 1920-1940 (2008) and editor of Reproductive Health in India: History, Politics, Controversy (2006). Her current research traces the economic afterlives of Chennai’s contemporary biotrash, or, items regularly discarded in routine medical encounters where she has also done extensive field work at the grass-root level.

Dr Joseph Ali: Associate Director for Global Programs, Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics. Joe Ali’s research and teaching engages a range of challenges in domestic and global health ethics. This includes empirical and normative work in U.S. and international research ethics, and projects that address the implications of emerging global mobile and digital technologies as applied in the context of health research, public health programs, and disease surveillance. He is particularly interested in how values are expressed, represented, prioritized, preserved and influenced in the context of digital technologies

Daniel O Connor: A former faculty member at the Berman Institute, Dan was responsible for public engagement alongside his teaching and academic work. He has a PhD in the History of Medicine (University of Warwick) and a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Bioethics and the History of Medicine (Johns Hopkins University), as well as experience in the commercial sector, where he translated academic research into strategic action plans for social media

Katherine Littler: Katherine Littler was a senior policy adviser at the Wellcome Trust, with a background in medical law and ethics. She has worked extensively on regulatory, governance and ethical issues. Current areas of work include: public health data sharing, data access and governance, UK Biobank, H3Africa, returning health related findings in research, genomics and stem cell research.  She is Senior Ethics Specialist

Co-Lead, Global Health Ethics, Health Systems and Innovation Cluster , World Health Organization.