UNESCO Chair in HIV AIDS Education and Health Security in Africa (Aberystwyth University)

Purpose/Objectives of the Chair/UNITWIN Network

The primary purpose of the Chair is to conduct research and engage with researchers and policy makers on the social science of HIV and AIDS and especially the security dimensions.

Research and engagement is required  to understand the complex linkages between HIV, AIDS and security, and to mitigate the potential pitfalls in portraying HIV/AIDS as a security issue at the human, community and global levels.

Chairholder/Coordinator: Professor Colin McInnes

Address: Department of International Politics, Aberystwyth University, Penglais, Aberystwyth, SY23 3FE, UK
Email: cjm@aber.ac.uk
Tel: + 44 (0)1970 622700

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Colin McInnesColin McInnes holds a personal chair in International Politics and is Director of the Centre for Health and International Relations at Aberystwyth University. He was formerly Dean of the Graduate School and Head of the Department of International Politics there.

He was a lecturer in the Department of War Studies, The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst; Visiting Research Fellow at the Centre for Defence Studies, King’s College London; and Special Adviser to the House of Commons Defence Committee.

Professor McInnes has published widely and his most recent books are (with Kelley Lee) Global health and International Relations and (with others) The Transformation of Global Health Governance.

He is currently editing the Oxford Handbook on Global Health Politics and researching a book on health diplomacy and HIV/AIDS.

Colin is the Director for Social and Human Sciences at the UK National Commission for UNESCO.

Selected publications

  • Willliams, Owain D. and Adrian Kay eds. The Crisis of Global Health Governance: Crisis, Institutions and Political Economy (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009).
  • McInnes, Colin “Conflict, HIV and AIDS: a new dynamic in warfare?” in Global Change, Peace and Security Vol 21 Issue 1, February 2009, pp.99-114.