The AfOx insakas take place twice a term and have become a focal networking point for everyone with an interest in Africa in Oxford. They feature 2 speakers from diverse and varied academic disciplines, followed by drinks. The next insaka is on Friday 6 December at 5pm in St Cross College. Speakers are:
Professor Helen Fletcher, Director of International Development, UK Research and Innovation
Title: The Future of UK-African Research Partnerships
Helen is responsible for the development of strategy and the delivery of the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) of £1.5 billion and the Newton Fund of £775 million. These research funds form part of the UK governments commitment to Official Development Assistance. Helen will be talking about the future funding landscape for UK-Africa research partnerships.
Professor Alan Stein, Head of Section, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry
Title: Communicating the diagnosis of life-threatening conditions to children
The way that Healthcare Professionals communicate to children that they or their parent has a life-threatening condition is of critical importance. Alan's research concerns the development of very young children and adolescents in the face of adversity. The ultimate aim of this work is to develop interventions to enhance children’s early development and support their families.
The talks will be followed by a drinks reception.