International Health Department’s Inclusion, Diversity, Anti-Racism and Equity (IDARE) Seminar Sessions
Epistemic injustice in academic global health
Dr. Seye Abimbola
University of Sydney
October, 27, 2021 3:00 - 4:30pm ET Room: W5030
Dr. Ambimola will speak about his recently published viewpoint in the Lancet titled Epistemic injustice in academic global health. The Viewpoint calls attention to the pervasive wrongs related to knowledge production, use, and circulation in global health, many of which are taken for granted and introduces an epistemic injustice framework to help to surface, detect, communicate, make sense of, avoid, and potentially undo unfair knowledge practices in global health. Dr. Ambimola’s recent related publications include "Addressing power asymmetries in global health: Imperatives in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic,"’ published in PLOS Medicine.
Speaker bio: Dr Seye Abimbola is a health systems researcher from Nigeria. He is currently a senior lecturer at the School of Public Health, University of Sydney in Australia, where he teaches global health and uses realist methods and theories from institutional economics to study health system governance. Dr Abimbola is also the editor in chief of BMJ Global Health, and the current Prince Claus Chair in Equity and Development at Utrecht University, where he is working on justice in global health research.
This seminar is part of the International Health Department’s Inclusion, Diversity, Anti-Racism and Equity (IDARE) Seminar Sessions – Decolonization of Global Health I.