Profile: Andrew Harmer - Senior Lecturer Global Health

Andrew Harmer - Senior Lecturer Global Health

I am a Senior Lecturer in Global Health Policy at the Centre for Global Public Health. I am the Programme Director of the Centre’s BSc Global Health.

I received my PhD in International Relations in 2006 and have been teaching and researching global health since. I have become increasingly active in the global climate change movement, both as an educator and also more directly. I am a keen blogger and ‘tweeter’ – you can read my posts at or follow me @andrew_harmer.


Andrew Harmer's COVID-19 Diary

12 Apr 2020 : David Fidler's article on WHO

I'm not a big fan of David Fidler's global health writing. Sometimes I wonder why. He was quite prolific a few years ago; less so nowadays. But given that he's well-known, has written a lot and most people I know think he's great, self-doubt creeps in from time to time. So sometimes, when he writes something new, I give his work another go, just to make s...  Read this >>

Andrew Harmer, Senior Lecturer Global Health

10 Apr 2020 : Statler and Waldorf

Hmmm, so Amartya Sen writes about war and covid A DAY after I wrote my last (and first) diary entry on war and covid []. A coincidence? I think not. And what's this? A column from Marina Hyde in the Grauniad also on war and covid THE VERY SAME...  Read this >>

Andrew Harmer, Senior Lecturer Global Health

08 Apr 2020 : Winston Churchill and war metaphors

Ok, so I have no idea what to write. I've never written a diary and I'm already regretting knowing Owain and signing up to this. I'm not sure whether to make my diary entries public, mainly because I swear a lot when I write and I don't want to sound like a prick. I'm not saying I'm Hunter S Thompson or anything, but I also don't feel like being all-polit...  Read this >>

Andrew Harmer, Senior Lecturer Global Health

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