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Keith Frayn, Emeritus Fellow at Green Templeton, has won the British Nutrition Society’s first ever Blaxter Award. This award honours lifetime achievement in whole body metabolism and animal nutrition.

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Green Templeton College has offered Research Fellowships to five individuals:

  • Dustin Garrick - Associate Professor and Departmental Research Lecturer in Environmental and Resource Management at the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, where he leads the water programme
  • Nick Fahy - Senior Researcher in the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences working on health services research
  • Sanne Peters - Research fellow in Epidemiology at the George Institute for Global Health working on women’s and reproductive health
  • Charles Roehr - Paediatrician and Clinical Scientist in neonatal care at the John Radcliffe Hospital
  • Andrew Sharott - Associate Professor and Programme Leader of the MRC Brain Network Dynamics Unit working on deep brain stimulation

Boxing Tickets

Tickets are now available to watch Green Templeton porter Jamie Brooks go into the boxing ring in an effort to raise money for research on Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS). As previously reported, Jamie was diagnosed with GBS in 2002 while playing striker for Oxford United. Now he's going back to Kassam Stadium to fight for awareness. Tickets for the event on 29 September are available for £25 in the lodge (cash only).

PumpA research team including Green Templeton student Johanna Koehler has won the Vice-Chancellor’s Innovation Awards in both the Building Capacity and Overall categories. Koehler, who is a DPhil candidate in Geography and the Environment, is part of a group developing a Smart Handpump to help monitor sustainable water services in rural areas.

Med Hum Summer School

Green Templeton College looks forward to welcoming the participants and organisers of the U.K.’s first ever summer school in Medical Humanities 23-27 July 2018. Topics to be covered in the week-long course include observation, illness narratives, communication, medical ethics, ageing, diversity and gender.

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From 22-24 June, Green Templeton College celebrated the 10th Anniversary of its creation from the merger of Green and Templeton Colleges. The weekend included a wide variety of celebrations, including research presentations, a rowing taster session, the Universally Challenged quiz competition, and plenty of food. Highlighting the weekend were the annual Garden Party and a special edition of GTC Performs!, photos of which can be found on the College's Facebook page.

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Dr Haenssgen presents at the Aid and International Development Forum 2018 Asia Summit, UN Convention Centre, Bangkok (Photo credit: Nutcha Charoenboon)

Green Templeton College Associate Fellow Doctor Marco J Haenssgen (Centre for Tropical Medicine and Global Health and CABDyN Complexity Centre) and his team have recently completed survey research in Thailand and Laos to inform policy responses to the growing global health problem of drug resistance. Threatening to evolve into the leading cause of death with a toll of ten million lives annually by 2050 if left unchecked, drug resistance is a top priority on global health agendas. Dr Haenssgen’s work took place to inform policy responses from a social science perspective, building on his background in development studies.

Jamie 2Many College members know Jamie Brooks, who works as one of Green Templeton's porters. What you may not know is that Jamie once played striker for Oxford United and several other teams; early in his career, he was diagnosed with Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS), a rare autoimmune condition affecting the peripheral nervous system, usually leading to temporary or long-term paralysis. Around 80% of those with GBS will make a good recovery, but between 5-10% of people will not survive and the other 10-15% may be left with severe mobility or dexterity issues. Jaime was in intensive care for 80 days, but eventually was able to continue playing football.

Glaze 3The Assembly for the Digital Age is a newly registered charity in Edinburgh, Scotland that has been founded by Iain Osborne and Robert Glaze. The ADA will initially begin exploring new concepts in lifetime digital education, digital ethics, appropriate digital technologies and the digitally disenfranchised that replace the education and business models of today which are accelerating the decay and decline of humanity.

AlisonStenton2Dr Alison Stenton has been appointed as the new Senior Tutor at Green Templeton College. Previously she was the College Senior Tutor (2014-18), and before that Director of the Extended Medical Degree Programme (2010-14), at King’s College London. Alison studied for a BA (Newcastle), MA and PhD (King’s) in English Literature, specialising in interdisciplinary approaches to eighteenth-century writing. At King’s she was a tutor in Medical Humanities in the Guy’s, King’s & St. Thomas’s Medical School and an honorary fellow in Liberal Arts. She was College’s academic lead for student welfare, receiving a King’s Award for her role in launching the university’s ‘It Stops Here’ campaign against sexual violence.

Professor Trish Greenhalgh and Dr Chrysanthi Papoutsi have edited a new article collection proposing a complexity-informed paradigm in researching health services and systems

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A new special issue on ‘Understanding Complexity in Health Systems: International Perspectives’ has been launched by BMC Medicine, guest-edited by Professor Trish Greenhalgh and Dr Chrysanthi Papoutsi from the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences and Green Templeton College at the University of Oxford.


In January, Green Templeton College (GTC) and The Lancet Psychiatry co-hosted a one-day conference on Global Mental Health (GMH). The event was organised by medical students and senior members of GTC to interest and inspire both medical and research students in this area of great public health importance. The conference included a series of presentations and interactive workshops from leading international researchers and clinicians working in psychiatry in lower and middle-income countries (LMIC), and a poster competition judged by The Lancet Psychiatry.

CaduceusThe Health and Social Care Committee published their report on Integrated Care: organisations, partnerships and systems on 11 June. The cross-party committee, chaired by Dr Sarah Wollaston, has been scrutinising evidence on new approaches to planning and delivering integrated care. Better integration of health and social care has been a long-standing aspiration in the UK, aimed at improving people’s sometimes fragmented experiences of services, and at increasing efficiencies across the health and social care system. The Committee’s report reviews progress made on integrated care since the publication of the NHS Five Year Forward View in 2014, and indicates a need for legislative reform to improve the delivery of joined-up services. Gemma Hughes, DPhil student in Evidence-Based Health Care at Green Templeton, blogs about the contribution this report makes to the discourse of integrated care. You can read her analysis here.

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To celebrate Green Templeton College’s 10 year anniversary, the College will be hosting a number of celebratory events from Friday 22 June to Sunday 24 June 2018. There will be talks, drinks, a garden party, a special edition of GTC Performs!, and a number of fun activities for the whole GTC community over the weekend. Find more information on where to go, what to see, and how to book here. Those who attend the events are ecnouraged to share photos and thoughts on social media using #gtcturns10.

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On the 21 and 22 May, 2018, Green Templeton hosted the first GTC mHealth Conference to bring together leaders of large-scale mHealth projects from India, Africa and the Asia-Pacific region with international experts and GTC fellows, members and students.

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Green Templeton College held its annual Human Welfare Conference on May 11 and 12, 2018. The conference was organized by a student team co-chaired by Papa Kojo Botsio reading a DPhil in Comparative and International Education, and Aditya Srinath, reading an MSc in Financial Accounting. The team received invaluable support from GTC Principal Professor Denise Lievesley, the Bursar Dr Tim Clayden, and the many essential college staff and members who made the conference a great success.

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Dr Peter Bourne, Green Templeton Senior Visiting Research Fellow, has been interviewed by Matthew Sweet on his life and diverse career. The interview, which will be aired on BBC Radio 3 this evening at 10:00 pm, covers his friendship with US President Jimmy Carter, his work as Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations, his military service in Vietnam, and his tinvolvement in various political movements. After its broadcast, the interview will be available on iPlayer and as a podcast.