University of Southampton
Pia Riggirozzi is Professor of Global Politics at the University of Southampton, UK. She has expertise in political economy of development and health governance in Latin America, with a background in qualitative research and experience leading international, multi-institutional MRC and ESRC-DfID funded research in South America and Southern Africa. Her research interests include political economy of development, global health, rights-based approaches to health and welfare, regional governance in Latin America.
Pia has published in academic journals such as Development and Change, New Political Economy, International Affairs, Economy and Society, and Review of International Studies, as well as policy outlets such as The Lancet Migration. She is currently working on an MRC funded project on gendered health inequalities, poverty and the challenges of inclusive development in Brazil (Engaging Users for Quality Enhancement and Rights (EU QUERO): Strengthening the maternal and child healthcare system over the first 1000 days in Brazil) and is Principal Investigator in the ReGHID project.
Andrew ‘Amos’ Channon
Andrew ‘Amos’ Channon is an Associate Professor of Demography in the Department of Social Statistics and Demography. His broad area of research is access to healthcare in low and middle incomes countries, studying the inequalities between population groups and focusing on groups that are being left behind. The main focus of his research is women and children, understanding inequalities in maternal and child health and healthcare, alongside people with disabilities. He is a quantitative researcher, using qualitative research when statistics do not portray the full picture of a situation.
Amos has published in a wide range of journals on a range of topics, and is currently co-leading a MRC/Newton Funded project (with the Brazilian funder, CONFAP) studying the feasibility of an intervention in two states of Brazil to improve knowledge of the health system by women and communities as well as improving access to services through a rights based intervention, using Community Health Workers as the catalyst for change, EU QUERO. He is also involved in a GCRF project on prostheses in Cambodia, working with an international NGO to understand inequalities in treatment at clinics that fit and repair prostheses.
On the REGHID project Amos will be working on the surveys, especially focusing on the survey in El Salvador that aims to capture the sexual and reproductive health and rights on women who have returned to the country after displacement. He will also be conducting secondary analyses of data from the region to understand further about migration, gender and access to health care for sexual and reproductive health.
Sarah is an Associate Professor in Global Health with interests in maternal, neonatal, child and reproductive health in low and middle income countries.
Originally trained as a nurse before studying social policy and social research at the Universities of Bristol and Bath. Sarah worked on a number of public health programmes in developing countries (and particularly in fragile states), and also spent time as a UK-based advisor with the UK Department for International Development. After completing her PhD on the determinants of neonatal mortality in developing countries at Southampton University in 2009, she worked on the Atlas of Birth Maternal Health Advocacy Project with the Universities of Southampton and Aberdeen and the White Ribbon Alliance. Prior to her appointment as lecturer, Sarah held a British Academy postdoctoral fellowship researching motherhood in very young adolescents (under 16 years) in developing countries.
David Owen is Professor of Social and Political Philosophy at the University of Southampton. His research interests run widely across issues of migration and refuge, democratic theory, global justice and theories of power. His most recent book What do we owe to refugees? (Polity Press, 2020) offers a normative reconstruction of the institution of refugeehood in terms of the conditions of legitimacy of the international state order that aims to underscore the purpose and value of the international refugee regime.
David’s current research projects focus on issues of justification and vindication in ethics and political philosophy, and on the relationship of global justice and global migration governance. He is particularly interested in issues concerning the design of migration governance in ways that integrate political justice arguments with theories of goods (public, private, club, common pool resources) of epistemic justice and of democratic inclusion.
In the first semester of 2020-21 David will be SSS Visiting Professor at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. He has previously been Visiting Professor in Philosophy and in Social and Political Sciences at the J.W. Goethe University, Frankfurt. He is co-editor of the Critical Powers book series for Manchester University Press and of Citizenship Transitions for Palgrave Macmillan and also serves on the editorial/advisory boards of European Journal of Political Theory, Journal of Nietzsche Studies, Max Weber Studies, Political Studies and Political Studies Review. For further details, please see David Owen UoS page.
Natalia Cintra is Research Fellow for the ESRC ReGHID Project at the University of Southampton. She has 6+ years of experience as an academic-practitioner in the field of refugee and migrant’s rights, working and volunteering at different organisations in Latin America and in the United Kingdom. She has conducted and been part of several research projects in Colombia and Brazil involving the experiences of displaced people in the region. She is a Latin American immigrant in the UK and a PhD Candidate in Law at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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Claudia Drake is the Senior Project Administrator for the ReGHID Project at the University of Southampton. She supports the effective management of the project and facilitates effective communication amongst partners and collaborators across the United Kingdom and Latin America. Having completed her undergraduate degree in law, she worked as a legal advisor to local government in northern Argentina. Her qualifications include Masters and postgraduate studies from Spanish and British universities. She has also completed the Prince2 Project management qualification.
Claudia has extensive experience in coordinating and delivering projects with international partners gained throughout her work within the UK Higher Education sector.
University of York
Jean Grugel is Professor of Development Politics at the University of York, where she is the Director of the Interdisciplinary Global Development Centre (IGDC). Her research interests include global political economy, global health, regional and global governance, human rights, children’s work and the gendered politics of care. She is currently working on an MRC-GCRF funded project on health for all in Malawi, Thanzi la Onse and on the use of secondary data in development.
Jean is a trustee of International Service, Childhope UK and Hope and Homes for Children, and has advised the EU on the implementation of children’s rights and UNICEF on ring-fencing tax income to improve children’s welfare. She currently serves on the ESRC Grants Advisory Panel and its International Development Expert Group. Jean’s recent publications include: Demanding Human Rights in the Global South, The Handbook of International Development, and has also published articles in Development and Change, World Development, Human Rights Quarterly, Development Policy Review, Citizenship Studies and International Affairs.
Rodrigo Moreno Serra
Rodrigo Moreno-Serra is a Reader (Associate Professor) in Global Health Economics at the Centre for Health Economics, University of York, where he co-leads the Global Health Team. He has previously held academic positions at the University of Sheffield and Imperial College London. Rodrigo has also worked on multiple instances as a consultant for institutions including WHO, OECD, World Bank and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. His research interests encompass various topics in health economics, global health and development economics. He has published papers in top academic journals and policy reports dealing with health system financing and the impact evaluation of health policies and programmes, among other themes. Rodrigo’s research has been recognised through continuous external funding to lead different projects, awards by professional organisations, invitations to speak at international events and press coverage. He is an associate editor of the Journal of International Development. For further details, please see Rodrigo’s webpage.
Cristóbal Cuadrado is Research Fellow in the Global Health Economics team at the Centre for Health Economics, University of York and Assistant Professor at the Program of Health Policy, Systems and Management- School of Public Health, University of Chile. He is a post-doctoral researcher at the ReGHID project, conducting work on quantitative methods and data analysis based on survey data and administrative sources. His areas of interest cover topics of health economics (impact evaluation, decision modelling and economic evaluations, health financing), health policy analysis (health system reforms and access to health services), policy decision-making (prioritization processes, use of evidence) and comparative health systems with special focus on Latin-America.
Cristobal has previously held researcher and consultant positions for different national and international organizations since 2012, including the Ministry of Health of Chile, Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), PAHO/WHO, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the World Food Programme (WFP).