Climate change has been identified as one of the biggest challenges facing humankind. It is predicted to impact not only on global temperature but also atmospheric moisture, precipitation and atmospheric circulation. These in turn will impact the hydrological cycle, especially the character of precipitation (such as location, frequency intensity, duration), and extreme events, including floods and droughts, therefore directly impacting human society.
This inter-disciplinary research project will combine fluvial geomorphology, spatial epidemiology, remote sensing and environmental modelling, based within a geographic information system (GIS) framework, to develop a geospatial tool to predict disease outbreak in Tanzania. In turn this will provide timely warnings of epidemics due to an improved understanding of possible causal factors, and an increased ability to identify high risk populations, enabling the concentration of limited resources at 'hotspot' locations and assisting in hazard reduction by raising community awareness or risks involved.
If you’d like to join the Network, or to record one of your projects or collections on it, then please complete the appropriate pro forma (Word .doc) below and return it to Dr Cristin Sarg, the Network administrator, at our mailbox: firstname.lastname@example.org
To join the Network, or to have listed a project or collection, you should normally be:
A member of staff at a Higher Education Institution in Glasgow, or at a civic collection.
A postgraduate researcher at a Higher Education Institution or civic collection in Glasgow.
A postdoctoral researcher affiliated to a Higher Education Institution or civic collection in Glasgow.
The Network is also open to practitioners (e.g. artists, writers, etc.), clinicians, and other stakeholders who are closely engaged with medical humanities in Glasgow.
Please feel free to contact us directly at the network mailbox email@example.com for advice on your eligibility.