Medicine & History Lecture – 3 February 2018

3 February 2018

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10am-12.30pm

“So you want to work abroad?” Missionaries, mercenaries and misfits?

Dr Andrew Lee, Public Health England

Dr Andrew Lee initially trained as a paediatrician and in tropical medicine before embarking on a varied potpurri career working in international health. He is a self-professed disaster junkie who has worked in post-conflict Afghanistan, as well as various disaster zones such as Sri Lanka after the 2004 tsunami disaster, post-cholera Zimbabwe, and after typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. He currently works as a Consultant in Communicable Disease Control with Public Health England in Yorkshire. He is also a Senior Lecturer at the University of Sheffield where he teaches communicable disease control, disaster management, and global public health. At various points in his career he has probably been a missionary, mercenary and misfit in international health, and is keen for others not to repeat the same mistakes he has made in the past!

History and development of the Coroner’s System in England and Wales

Professor Paul Marks, Senior Coroner for the County of the East Riding of Yorkshire and the City of Kingston upon Hull

Professor Paul Marks trained in Neurosurgery in London and Cambridge and was appointed to his first consultant post at Aukland Hospital in New Zealand in 1990. He returned to England in 1992 and took up a post as Consultant Neurosurgeon with a specialist interest in cerebrovascular disease, pituitary surgery and spinal disorders at the Leeds General Infirmary until 2012. He read law at Cardiff Law School and has an interest in teaching law to medical practitioners and other healthcare professionals. In 2012 he was appointed as Senior Coroner for the County of the East Riding of Yorkshire and City of Kingston upon Hull and was the last medically qualified Coroner to be appointed to such a position.

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