Connecting Citizens to Science podcast

Connecting Citizens to Science podcast

Effective health research is built upon equitable partnerships between researchers and communities. Join Dr. Kim Ozano and PhD student Bea Egid, from LSTM, as they interview expert researchers from across the globe who engage with communities in their research. If you are interested in how different research methods and disciplinary approaches can be used to co-produce knowledge and solutions to complex challenges in global health, this is the podcast for you.

Each series in this podcast has a disciplinary, topical or contextual theme and a guest-host from a partnering institution. If you have a theme that you would like to be explored on the podcast, please let us know below in the comments below or contact Kim Ozano or Bea Egid.

Intro music: Mike Donnelly 
Logo: André Jahnoi Dallas 

Series 4: Research for social change within urban informal communities

Series 4 is brought to us by the ‘Accountability and Responsiveness in Informal Settlements for Equity’ (ARISE). The ARISE consortium is all about promoting social change for improved health and wellbeing with communities and people living and working within urban informal spaces. Together, across 10 partners in 4 countries – Bangladesh, India, Kenya and Sierra Leone- they are co-developing solutions with communities to health and wellbeing challenges. However, co-production of knowledge for action is challenging due to the many and intersecting inequalities and power relations between researchers, development professionals, activists and communities. We will be exploring how ARISE is working to overcome these, in partnership with people in urban informal settlements or slums, to stimulate change.

Series 3: Ending TB: Putting people at the centre of opportunities for change

Welcome to the third series of the Connecting Citizens to Science podcast.  Working with the LIGHT research programme, in this month’s series we will be in conversation with global experts on the current challenges facing the local to global TB response. Behind Covid-19, tuberculosis is the second deadliest infectious disease across the world with more than 4100 TB-related deaths every day (WHO Global TB Report 2021). We will be talking about how evidence from and about communities and people can help ensure that decision-making is informed and that the global commitment to end TB by 2035 is achieved.