One Health - interactive Lab 
Kristin McBain-Rigg (James Cook University)
Maxine Whittaker (James Cook University)
Stephanie Topp (James Cook University)
Wednesday 5 December, 14:00-15:30 (UTC+0)

Short Abstract:

One Health is an emerging field of inquiry, which encompasses many interrelated disciplines. This interactive lab seeks to inspire and engage anthropologist with One Health agendas and explore James Cook University's directions in One Health.

Long Abstract

This interactive lab is designed to introduce the One Health concept to an anthropological audience, and allow for conversations and interaction regarding current research and teaching in One Health practices occurring at James Cook University.

We wish to expand the conversation to consider a One Health approach to health, life and death - how do human/animal/ecosystem interactions provide insight into the ways that humans deal with cycles of life in an age of death? In a world where so much of our human suffering is tied to the unraveling of human connectedness to the natural world, forced relocation and dislocation of identity, how can our sciences work better together to solve contemporary crises? This lab will consider themes of environmental health, emergency response, disaster health planning and response, refugee health, and vector control - all highlights of the JCU program of study.