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Masculinities and Health Seminar Series

Masculinities and Men's Health Seminar Series

Autumn 2018, Fortnightly

University College London

We are excited to announce the launch of a new lunchtime seminar series this autumn on Masculinities and Health in conjunction with Global Action on Men's Health. The series kickstarts with a Launch event on Wednesday 10th October, on Masculinity and Men's health. From Sex to Structure.

The series will run at lunchtime every other week.

All events are free and open to all, but pre-registration is required. To reserve a space, please contact igh.gendercentre@ucl.ac.uk.

Speakers

OCTOBER 24 - THE INTERRELATEDNESS OF MEN'S AND WOMEN'S HEALTH

Professor Alan White, Leeds Beckett

12:30-14:00

Room B, Wolfson Centre, 43 Mecklenburgh Square, London WC1N 2AJ

Professor Alan White will explore the emergence of men’s health as a breakaway from the mainstream ‘gender health’, and what it has learned as a separate endeavour. He will also consider if we should revert to an overall analysis of gender and health or if we still need to be studying men qua men and women qua women. The seminar will take the form of short presentations on the role of sex differences, gendered socio-cultural experiences of health and political implications separated by group discussion.

Alan is Emeritus Professor of Men’s Health at Leeds Beckett University, and Patron of the Men’s Health Forum (GB). He is also a Board member of the International Society for Men’s Health.  Alan has recently completed the State of Men’s Health in Leeds study and an evaluation of the Bradford Reducing Anger and Violent Emotions (BRAVE) project, he was also a collaborator on the European Commission funded study on Gender and Coronary Artery Disease (GenCAD).  He has just completed a review of national data on sex differences in colorectal cancer with Cancer Research UK. Alan was a member of the WHO (Regional Office for Europe) core group helping prepare their recently ratified report and strategy on Men’s Health. He is currently working with Public Health Leeds on their first study of women’s health across the city.


NOVEMBER 7- THE IMPACT OF ABSENT FATHERS ON CHILD DEVELOPMENT

Andrew Briggs, Consultant Child Psychotherapist  & Organisational Consultant, UK

12:30-14:00

Clark Hall, IOE 305, 20 Bedford Way, Bloomsbury, London WC1H 0AL

Andrew Briggs originally trained as a social anthropologist before training as a Child and Adolescent psychotherapist at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust. Following this he worked for over thirty years in NHS Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) where he set-up mental health services for children in care, army families, and children who find it difficult to access the school curriculum. In all of these cases his interest has been on the influence of the father (present or absent) upon children’s lives.  He has published journal articles and books on these and other topics.

NOVEMBER 19 - INTERNATIONAL MEN'S DAY EVENT

Speaker details TBA

Leolin Price Lecture Theatre (Lower Ground Floor, 30 Guildford Street)

12:30-14:00


NOVEMBER 21-  MEN'S MENTAL HEALTH

John Barry,, Honorary Lecturer in Psychology, UCL

Martin Seager, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Change Grow Live

12:30-14:00

Clark Hall, IOE 305, 20 Bedford Way, Bloomsbury, London WC1H 0AL

Despite the fact that men clearly experience mental health issues, men are less likely to seek professional help, even when suicidal. Psychologists John Barry and Martin Seager discuss the gaps in our understanding of men's mental health, and suggest ways in which this can be improved.


DECEMBER 5 - MASCULINITIES AND VIOLENCE IN LATIN AMERICA, THE CARIBBEAN AND BEYOND

Adam Baird,  Visiting Research Fellow at the Latin America and Caribbean Centre of LSE

Kate Saunders-Hastings, UCL Institute of the Americas

Jennie Gamlin, UCL Centre for Gender and Global Health

Jo Tuckman (Chair), Freelance Journalist

12:30-15:00

Room B, Wolfson Centre, 43 Mecklenburgh Square, London WC1N 2AJ

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