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Identifying, Understanding and Deconstructing Colonial Narratives within Medicine and Health

9th Jul 2024
5:00 - 6:00pm (GMT)
9th Jul 2024
5:00 - 6:00pm (GMT)
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The International Child Health Group is intentionally working to understand its organisational past and how to approach global child health in today's world. It is therefore a great honour to welcome Odein Princewill who will help us to understand and challenge us in 'Identifying, Understanding and Deconstructing Colonial Narratives within Medicine and Health'.

This webinar comments on the systemic entrenchment of colonialism within medicine and health as it pertains to the UK and to some extent Europe. This session also provides an exploration of the colonial histories of professional, statutory and regulatory bodies in the UK and their associated activities. Additionally Odein will shed light on the dehumanisation and othering of non-white bodies, and provide a way further for researchers and professionals in the field to address colonial narratives within medicine and health.

About our Speaker: Odein Princewill

Odein Princewill holds a Master of Laws from the University of Leeds with a specialisation in International Law and Global Governance. Odein also holds a degree in International Relations from the University of Cape Town as well as a degree in International Studies from Stellenbosch University. Her dual cultural background of Nigeria and South Africa sparked her interest in exploring colonial, postcolonial and decolonial narratives within different social, economic and political spheres. She is currently involved with the School of Medicine at the University of Leeds, to assist in the decolonisation of curriculum within the school by producing an e-learning resource to be used by staff and students within the faculty and wider university. She has also previously undertaken research with the Leeds Institute for Teaching Excellence, concerning the colonial nature of Learned Societies/PSRBs in the United Kingdom (STEM specific). In her free time Odein publishes both academic and non-academic articles relating to the current socio-economic order of the world. In addition, she enjoys delivering keynote speeches, conducting workshops and presenting seminars pertaining to her curricular, co-curricular and extra-curricular research.

Additionally, Odein is a senior advocate at a local NGO and undertakes research and administrative work to support refugees, unaccompanied asylum seekers, and survivors of modern slavery. In this role she bears witness to the barriers to maternity access amongst migrant and asylum seeking women. Issues ranging from language proficiency and communication challenges to the education and knowledge of health professionals and inefficient legislative frameworks contribute to these barriers faced by migrant women. In many cases the legal status of immigrant women in the UK has a profound influence on their access to maternity care.

Summary

Join us as we delve into the impact of colonial narratives in medicine and health with expert speaker, Odein Princewill. This webinar will discuss the systemic entrenchment of colonialism within medicine and health primarily in the UK but also extending to Europe. In examining the colonial histories of UK regulatory and professional bodies, Odein will tackle the topic of dehumanisation and othering of non-white bodies. Her expertise in International Law, International Relations, and International Studies, combined with her interest in exploring colonial, postcolonial, and decolonial narratives will help to enlighten professionals in the field. Odein's current work assists in the decolonisation of the medical curriculum at the University of Leeds, whilst her advocacy work supports refugees and survivors of modern slavery. Her experience gives her a unique, first-hand insight into the barriers immigrant women face in accessing maternity care. This is an unmissable opportunity to understand and address colonial narratives within medicine and health.
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Learning objectives

1. To understand the systemic entrenchment of colonialism within medicine and health in the UK and Europe. 2. To learn about the colonial histories of professional, statutory and regulatory bodies within the medical field in the UK and their implications on current practice. 3. To gain insight and critically analyse the dehumanisation and 'othering' of non-white bodies within medical narratives and practices. 4. To be able to identify and deconstruct the colonial narratives that persist within the field of medicine and health. 5. To develop strategies and facilitate discussions on how to address and decolonise the lingering effects of colonial narratives within present-day medical practices and health policies.
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9th Jul 2024
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