- Lecturer in Responses to Climate Crises - University of Manchester
Flooding in the UK led to the temporary closure of the largest blood manufacturing facility in Europe. Across the Atlantic, Hurricane Maria resulted in saline IV shortages on mainland US.
Focusing on the vital mobilities of blood and saline IV solution, I look at how medical supply chains are impacted by a changing climate. How do goods move between sites of production and sites of care? How are communities enrolled in global, geographically dispersed medical supply chains? How do extreme weather events threaten such vital mobilities? What adaptations and transformations will create more resilient and equitable vital mobilities?
Using a justice lens applied to climate, mobility, and health, I think through implications for medical supply chains – and the communities that rely upon them – in the climate emergency.