Dr Simon Rushton

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Department of Politics, The University of Sheffield

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Simon has a background in international relations and his work focuses on the global politics of health. He joined the University of Sheffield in January 2013.

His current research interests are centred on global responses to HIV/AIDS and other diseases; the ways in which global health priorities are established and agendas set; the costs and benefits of understanding diseases as security threats; and the delivery of health services in conflict and post-conflict environments.

Simon has published widely in both politics and public health journals. Partnerships and Foundations in Global Health Governance (with Owain David Williams) was published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2011. The Routledge Handbook of Global Health Security (with Jeremy Youde) is forthcoming in 2014.
Simon leads the Global Health Research Cluster in the Sheffield Institute for International Development. He is editor of the journal Medicine, Conflict and Survival and an Associate Fellow of the Centre on Global Health Security at the Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House.