Associate Fellow, Centre on Global Health Security
Simon Rushton
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Simon Rushton is a faculty research fellow in the Department of Politics at The University of Sheffield. He was previously a research fellow in the Centre for Health and International Relations at Aberystwyth University. He has written widely on international responses to HIV/AIDS and other diseases; the links between health and security; the changing nature of global health governance; and issues surrounding health, conflict and post-conflict reconstruction. He edits the journal Medicine, Conflict & Survival (with Maria Kett at UCL). He received his LLB and MA from the University of Hull, and a PhD from Aberystwyth University.


  • International responses to HIV/AIDS
  • Global Health Governance
  • Health and security
  • Health interventions in conflict and post-conflict environments


2009-PresentResearch Fellow, Centre for Health and International Relations, Aberystwyth University
2006-2008Lecturer in International Politics, Aberystwyth University
2004-2006Research Assistant, Centre for Health and International Relations, Aberystwyth University

Broadcast experience


  • Partnerships and Foundations in Global Health Governance, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, forthcoming. Edited with Owain D Williams.
  • HIV, AIDS and Security: Where are we now? International Affairs vol.86(1) January 2010, pp.225-245. With Colin McInnes.
  • Global Governance Capacities in Health: WHO and Infectious Disease, in Adrian Kay & Owain D. Williams (eds.), The Crisis of Global Health Governance: Challenges, Institutions and Political Economy, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.
  • A History of Peace through Health, in Neil Arya & Joanna Santa-Barbara (eds.), Peace through Health: How Health Professionals Can Work for a Less Violent World, Bloomfield, CT: Kumarian Press, 2008.
  • The UK, health and peace-building: the mysterious disappearance of Health as a Bridge for Peace, Medicine, Conflict & Survival vol.22(2) April-June 2006, pp.94-109. With Colin McInnes.