PhD students and Postdoctoral Fellows Corporations and Global Health Research Network (COGHERN) Workshop

Faculty of Health Sciences, Simon Fraser University Vancouver, Canada
17-19 September 2013

The Corporations and Global Health Research Network (COGHERN), an international group of scholars, is hosting a second workshop in Vancouver, Canada during 17-19 September 2013. Formed in September 2012, the aim of the network is to bring together scholars with shared interests to advance knowledge, develop methodologies, and encourage collaborative and comparative analyses of corporate actors and activities relevant to global health. Industries of particular interest to the network include tobacco, alcohol, food and drink, pharmaceuticals, resource extraction, medical technologies, and health care providers and insurers.

A second workshop, funded by the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR), will be held to enable scholars to share and develop methodologies for analysing corporations in relation to global health. This meeting, convened by Professor Kelley Lee and Dr. Susan Erikson, will be held at the Faculty of Health Sciences, Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada.

As part of the network’s commitment to build research capacity, and supporting a next generation of scholars, applications are invited from current PhD students and postdoctoral fellows to participate in this workshop. Applications from individuals from low and middle-income countries are especially encouraged. Travel costs, accommodation and meals to attend this 3-day meeting will be provided.


    • Currently enrolled as a PhD student or completed PhD within the past five years with a research thesis related to corporations and global health; or
    • Current or recently completed (within past two years) postdoctoral fellow with research related to corporations and global health.

To submit an application electronically, please email your curriculum vitae, a one-page description of your research, and a cover letter explaining why you wish to participate in this workshop to: Natalia Botero, Project Coordinator (nbotero@sfu.ca).

The deadline for applications is 1 August 2013.