Thursday 22nd October 2020
After working for several years in the international development sector, she pursued doctoral research on the impacts of HIV and AIDS on rural livelihoods and social support networks in southern Africa.
More recently, her work has focused on understanding and addressing the social and cultural factors that perpetuate health inequalities.
She is particularly interested in understanding how certain health 'conditions' become medicalised, and the ways that this inter-relates with poverty, disadvantage and health-related inequalities.
Dr Thomas is Co-Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre on Culture and Health and works closely with the WHO Regional Office for Europe.
Thursday 19th November 2020
Crossing the pacific grye, she will be on board a 70ft ketch yacht taking samples across a range of sites to further investigate the effect of micro plastics on marine life, water and our health.
Connected by a passion to protect our shared ocean, women from all walks of life across the world will go to sea to first experience the challenges of single-use plastics whilst contributing to cutting edge scientific research and solutions based thinking.
This talk will share her experiences and findings at the heart of the ever increasing plastic crisis in our oceans.