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Global Violence Prevention

The Global Violence Prevention Special Interest Group (SIG) is a forum for professionals who are interested in investigating the public health impacts of collective violence and armed conflict, and in advocating for primary-prevention approaches towards tackling their root causes.

We are a growing network which encourages and facilitates our members to explore independent academic collaborations, awareness-raising and policy/advocacy activities in support of our aims. Specialty registrars on the public health training programme have been able to use SIG projects to sign off a wide variety of the learning outcomes from the curriculum.

We can also take group action as a SIG (in collaboration with other organisations and the Global Health Committee of the Faculty) to develop and support the Faculty of Public Health goal of helping people to live healthier lives, regardless of the places and circumstances into which they were born.

The group meet quarterly via teleconference to discuss potential and ongoing projects covering a range of global and national issues, from war and armed conflict, to rioting and gang violence.

Examples of SIG projects


The SIG provides many opportunities for members to write for publication, in both peer-reviewed journals and non-academic publications such as newspapers and blogs. Academic collaborations with other members, as well as solo writing projects, have generated significant contributions to the literature on conflict and health. Some of these publications are listed below (SIG members in bold)

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If you would like further information relating to global violence prevention, please see the links below:  


We are keen to welcome members who work in the area of global violence prevention or who just want to gain a better understanding. Please contact the co-chairs at:

FPH members can join this SIG by logging into their FPH members’ portal account, selecting the ‘Committees/SIGs’ button and choosing the correct SIG. You will then be asked to provide a few details, following which your application will be automatically approved. Further details on FPH membership are available here.

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