SPHeRE Network Online Symposium August 2023

Tuesday 29th August 2023, 3.30 – 4.30 pm, Online

SALAAM Project on Racism

with Dr. James Carr

Dr James Carr is an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology, University of Limerick. In 2016, James published his book Experiences of Islamophobia: Living with Racism in the Neoliberal Era (London and New York: Routledge), focusing on anti-Muslim racism in Ireland. In addition to scholarly articles, James has also published research with the Immigrant Council of Ireland (‘Islamophobia in Dublin: Experiences and how to respond’); and has authored the European Islamophobia Report for Ireland (2015-2021). In 2022, James was awarded funding from the European Commission for his project: Sustainable Alliances Against Anti-Muslim Hatred (SALAAM) which runs until 2024.

Racism: A Public Health Issue

with Dr. Zubair Kabir

Dr Zubair Kabir is trained as a public health doctor from India; currently, a Senior Lecturer in Public Health advancing epidemiologic research and academic public health teaching in UCC and beyond. He is the academic director of the Master of Public Health (MPH) program in UCC. A lead researcher from Ireland on the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) Study- and has published widely in high impact journals, including the Lancet, Nature and BMJ, as a co-author. He has a special research interest in non-communicable disease epidemiology, tobacco control and alcohol policy, as well as in migrant health and health inequality. He has successfully led both national and international research grants. He is also interested in research ethics, data protection, and consenting issues, and chairs the School of Public Health Ethics Committee.