University of Huddersfield and the University of Clermont Auvergne – reflections of effective intersectoral working

University of Huddersfield and the University of Clermont Auvergne – reflections of effective intersectoral working

The first term of the UNESCO Chair ‘Global Health and Education’, based in the Faculty of Education with title holder Professor Didier Jourdan at the University of Clermont Auvergne (France), has been notable for its strong collaboration with the Faculties of Dentistry and Pharmacy, embodying the intersectoral working upon which the Chair is founded.

It provides an interesting and appropriate symmetry, therefore, that the second term of the Chair may find a mirror at the University of Huddersfield (UK) where the co-Chairholder, Dr Nicola Gray, is based in the Faculty of Pharmacy. The recent visit by Prof Jourdan to Huddersfield included meetings with colleagues in the Faculties of Human and Health Sciences, and of Education and Professional Development.   

The University of Huddersfield and the Chair both agree that intersectoral work is essential, and we see that professionals from the different faculties will bring different strengths to the work of the Chair.

Nicola Gray (left) and Didier Jourdan (centre) meeting with (L-R) Jim Reid, Paul Thomas and Jayne Price from the Faculty of Education and Professional Development at the University of Huddersfield in March 2022 (Jo Addie – Templewood Photography)