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Keynote speaker at the Otago Global Health Institute Annual Conference

Dr Robert Huish

 Dr Robert Huish will deliver the keynote address, the McKinlay Oration, at the 2020 OGHI Conference.


Dr Bob Huish is Associate Professor in International Development Studies at Dalhousie University. Dr. Huish’s research covers a wide range of topics such as global health, social justice, and international sanctions. He focuses on South-South Cooperation, notably between Cuba and other countries in the global South, and also the origins of inequalities in global health. Author of Going Where No Doctor Has Gone Before: Cuba’s Place in the Global Health Landscape, and numerous articles on global health, Dr. Huish's research looks at how good health is often the product of social justice. Dr. Huish held the Ron Lister Visiting Research Fellowship at the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand in 2016, was a Visiting Fellow at McGill University’s Centre for Health and Social Policy in 2017, was a Visiting Fellow at the University of Leipzig in Germany in 2018, and is currently a visiting fellow at the Centre for Global Studies at the University of Victoria, in British Columbia, Canada. Dr. Huish teaches several classes on global health at Dalhousie University, and was named one of Canada’s most innovative educators in the Globe and Mail’s “Our Time to Lead” series.

Past keynote speakers

The Conference archive page has information about previous McAuley and McKinlay Orations.