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  • ALICE RAP A-Debate: U-Turn on Addictions?

    ALICE RAP A-Debate: U-Turn on Addictions?Report by Alex Mold What does the concept of ‘addiction’ mean? Is drug use a legacy of our past? Which drugs cause the most harm, and to who? These were just some of the questions debated at the ALICE RAP A-Debate in Barcelona, 17-18 February 2016. The event represented the culmination of the five-year Addiction and Lifestyles ...

  • Book Launch: Making the Patient Consumer: Patient Organisations and Health Consumerism in Britain

    Book Launch: Making the Patient Consumer: Patient Organisations and Health Consumerism in BritainAlex Mold In November, Alex Mold launched her latest book.  Making the Patient Consumer: Patient Organisations and Health Consumerism in Britain is based on research Alex conducted as part of a Wellcome Trust University Award.  The book, published by Manchester University Press, is the first empirical, historical account of a fundamental shift in modern British health ...

  • A Global Perspective on the History of Health Systems

    Chris Sirrs As my PhD research on health and safety comes to an end, I am delighted to be staying on at the Centre, as Research Assistant on Dr Martin Gorsky’s Wellcome Trust Investigator Award, ‘Health Systems in History: Ideas, Comparisons, Policies’. Over the next three years, I will be grappling with a subject that is equally ...