Hutton Lecture: Confronting the Global Crisis in Knowledge Production
Bridget Pratt, University of Melbourne
Bridget Pratt, PhD
As a result of participating in this activity, participants should be able to:
1. Identify five dimensions/components of social justice and how they are defined.
2. Discuss how health research can be designed to promote those five dimensions of social justice.
3. Explain and give examples of practical strategies to take these learnings forward in your own research practice.
The University of Cincinnati is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Cincinnati designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.
Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Bridget is an ethics researcher and the Mater Senior Lecturer in Healthcare Ethics at Queensland Bioethics Centre at Australian Catholic University. She is a Visiting Professor at the Julius Centre for Global Health at Utrecht University in the Netherlands.
She is an honorary at the Centre for Health Equity at the University of Melbourne. Bridget received her PhD in bioethics in 2012 and her Masters in International Health in 2009 from Monash University in Australia. From 2013 to 2015, Bridget was a
Hecht-Levi fellow at the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics and a research fellow in the Department of International Health at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. From 2013-2020, she was a research fellow in Centre for Health
Equity at the School of Population and Global Health at the University of Melbourne.
Bridget’s research interests include the ethics of global health research, health systems, and urban planning, with a focus on equity, social justice, and (more recently) ecological justice. In her work, she uses a combination of applied philosophy
and qualitative methods, reflecting her belief that the most robust ethical guidance is informed by both theory and practice. She has developed ethical guidance on the following topics: research priority-setting, research governance, community engagement,
ancillary care, capacity development, post-study benefits, and data sharing.
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