news 26 Mar 2018
– Clare Chandler – London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Addressing antimicrobial resistance requires inputs from across the academy. Social researchers are contributing in a range of ways to understanding and responding to AMR, and in so-doing are opening up spaces for interpreting the ways AMR knowledge and action are co-constructed. The application of social theory to AMR has the potential to enrichen our repertoire of responses to this complex issue.

This symposium brings together researchers who are attending to ‘the social’ in AMR, including anthropologists, sociologists, historians, geographers, artists, philosophers, science and technology studies scholars and other related researchers. While many are engaged in productive interdisciplinary work within their every day research, this symposium presents an opportunity for concentration on disciplinary work within the social sciences and humanities.

Formulated as a work-in-progress event, attendees will exchange ideas about approaches and theory that have been developed and applied in their on-going social research on AMR. Presentations and discussions will focus on four themes, which have been described by the Antimicrobials In Society Hub as ways to link together core literature and theory that can be applied to AMR: Care; Ecologies; Pharmaceuticals and Markets; and Knowledge. Please download the symposium programme and the symposium flyer.

The presenters confirmed for the symposium are:

  • Care:
    • Katharina Rynkiewich (Washington University in St. Louis)
    • Artricia Marina Rasyid (Cambridge University)
    • Meixuan Chen (University of Bristol)
    • Mike Kesby (University of St Andrews)
  • Ecologies:
    • Stephanie Begemann (University of Liverpool)
    • Ms. Miriam Kayendeke (Infectious Diseases Research Collaboration)
    • Claas Kirchhelle (University of Oxford)
    • Richard Helliwell (University of Nottingham)
  • Pharmaceuticals and Markets:
    • Md Fosiul Alam Nizame (International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research)
    • Carla Rodrigues (University of Amsterdam)
    • Panoopat Poompruek (Silpakorn University)
    • Nicolas Fortané (INRA – French Institute for Agricultural Research)
  • Knowledge:
    • Luke Curtis Collins (Lancaster University)
    • Esmita Charani (Imperial College London)
    • Salla Sariola (University of Helsinki)
    • Andrea Núñez Casal (Goldsmiths, University of London)

Questions/Further information:

Please contact if you have any questions regarding the Work-In-Progress Symposium and Networking Event.

Symposium Organising Committee:

The symposium is being organised by a committee which includes: