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Development Education and Health



When: Thursday, 30 June 2022 12.00pm – 1.30pm 

Where: Online (via Zoom). Registration This event is free but registration is essential. Please register at Eventbrite here.

The Centre for Global Education & Development Studies Association of Ireland (DSAI) invite you to a seminar titled 'Development Education and Health'


  • Pieternella Pieterse (Chair) (Dublin City University’s School of Nursing, Psychotherapy and Community Health)
  • Sadhbh Lee (Doctor specialising in obstetrics and gynaecology, and Honorary clinical lecturer, Royal College of Surgeons Ireland)
  • Charlotte Dwyer (Director, Scottish Development and Education Centre, Scotdec)
  • Ciara Conlan (Medical doctor currently working in medical virology and co-founder of Access to Medicines Ireland)

About this event

This event has been organised to present and debate the content of Issue 34 of the Centre for Global Education’s bi-annual, open access, peer reviewed journal Policy and Practice: A Development Education Review. The theme of this issue is ‘Development Education and Health’ which is a ground-breaking topic for Policy and Practice that has not been previously covered by the journal. Three of the articles published in Issue 34 will be presented at this seminar and address a diverse range of topics including: integrating planetary health into the Irish medical curriculum; ensuring COVID-19 vaccine equity for countries in the global South; and using development education methodologies to encourage active global citizenship in the National Health Service in Scotland

The seminar will enable authors to debate their articles with readers and facilitate discussion on good practice in development education. Each speaker will present their articles for 10-15mins followed by discussion. The three papers being presented at the seminar are:

About the Speakers

  • Pieternella Pieterse (Chair) is based at Dublin City University’s School of Nursing, Psychotherapy and Community Health. She is the principal investigator on a 4-year SFI/IRC Pathways research project that focuses on the impact that the unsalaried status of many health workers in Sierra Leone has on health workers’ lives and on the health services they provide.
  • Sadhbh Lee is a doctor specialising in obstetrics and gynaecology. She is an honorary clinical lecturer at the Royal College of Surgeons Ireland. She is a founding member of Irish Doctors for the Environment, and chairs their working group on developing a planetary health curriculum. Alongside Dr. Debbi Stanistreet, she leads Climate and Health in Medical Education (CHIME) Ireland. She is a board member of the Irish Global Health Network and a former graduate of the International Academy’s Young Physician Leader programme.
  • Charlotte Dwyer is a teacher, trainer, writer, editor, idealist, and believer in equality and social justice for all. Following a teaching career in England and Sri Lanka and a stint with VSO as a teacher trainer in Eritrea, she made her home in Edinburgh. She joined Scotdec in 2005, qualified as a ‘Global trainer’ with the University of London and believes in the power of education as a force for positive change.
  • Ciara Conlan is a medical doctor currently working in medical virology. She co-founded Access to Medicines Ireland (AMI) in 2016 and Doctors for Vaccine Equity (DVE) in 2021. AMI and DVE have been leading voices in Ireland calling for global COVID-19 vaccine equity. She is interested in the intersection between social exclusion and infectious diseases, and in the problems caused by the current commercial model of drug development.

For further information contact: Centre for Global Education, 9 University Street, Belfast, BT7 1FY Tel: 028 90241879 E-mail: Web:

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