Dr Emma Laurie

  • Senior Lecturer (School of Geographical & Earth Sciences)

email: Emma.Laurie@glasgow.ac.uk

Rm 511, East Quadrangle, Geographical and Earth Sciences, Main Building, G12 8QQ

ORCID iDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-6208-2011

Research interests

‌I am interested in the politics of health and what this reveals about how life is valued, reflecting my wider interest in social justice, human rights, violence and security. My research is concerned with the politics of health, especially in low-income settings, framed by a human rights perspective, driving forward more capacious understandings of violence.

Research Interests

  • Violence and Peace 
  • Embodied Politics of Health 
  • Experiences of Health Care Providers in Low-Income Countries
  • Health System Strengthening 
  • Health Inequalities
  • Health and Human Rights 
  • Valuation of Life
  • Politics and Ethics of Research 
  • Antimicrobial Resistance



List by: Type | Date

Jump to: 2022 | 2020 | 2018 | 2015 | 2011 | 2010
Number of items: 7.


Philo, C. , Hurst, M. , Laurie, E. and Thomas, R. (2022) ‘In the critical department’: refreshing the Scottish Geographical Journal. Scottish Geographical Journal, (doi: 10.1080/14702541.2022.2082515) (Early Online Publication)

Davis, A. et al. (2022) How public health crises expose systemic, day-to-day health inequalities in low- and-middle income countries: an example from East Africa. Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control, 11(1), 34. (doi: 10.1186/s13756-022-01071-5) (PMID:35164886) (PMCID:PMC8842514)


Laurie, E. and Philo, C. (2020) The post(-)colonial Arab city. Space and Polity, 24(2), pp. 262-282. (doi: 10.1080/13562576.2020.1787135)


Laurie, E. W. and Shaw, I. G.R. (2018) Violent conditions: The injustices of being. Political Geography, 65, pp. 8-16. (doi: 10.1016/j.polgeo.2018.03.005)


Laurie, E. W. (2015) Who lives, who dies, who cares? Valuing life through the disability-adjusted life year measurement. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, 40(1), pp. 75-87. (doi: 10.1111/tran.12055)


Sharp, J. , Campbell, P. and Laurie, E. (2011) Securing development. Area, 43(4), pp. 507-508. (doi: 10.1111/j.1475-4762.2011.01051.x)


Sharp, J. , Campbell, P. and Laurie, E. (2010) The violence of aid? Giving, power and active subjects in One World Conservatism. Third World Quarterly, 31(7), pp. 1125-1143. (doi: 10.1080/01436597.2010.518789)

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Grants and Awards listed are those received whilst working with the University of Glasgow.

Supporting the Natioanl Action Plan on Anti-Microbial Resistance in Tanzania (SNAP-AMR) Consortium
Medical Research Council 

Supporting the National Action Plan on AMR in Tanzania (SNAP-AMR)
Medical Research Council 
2017 - 2018

NIHR Global Health Group (Arthritis) Global Health Research Group on estimating the prevelance, quality of life, economic and societal impact of arthritis in Tanzania: A mixed method study at University of Glasgow
National Institute of Health Research/Global Challenges


  • Gillespie, Kerry
    Changing faces
  • Kane, Megan
    'Mattering violence: Rethinking the everyday politics of food banking'
  • Moyo, Dumisani Zondiwe
    Materialising Knowledges: Interrogating Individuality and Big Data through the ‘Decolonial Turn’
  • Printy Currie, Nicole
    Geographies of Life and Belonging in Palestine: the Practices of Retrieving the Incarcerated Dead

Jennika Virhia (2015-2019) - Exploring animal and human health seeking pathways in agropastoral communities in Northern Tanzania



I also teach throughout the Geography Degree Program, including in:

  • Geography-1 'A World of Development'
  • Geography-3 'Advanced Research Techniques' and Residential Fieldclass Supervisor
  • Geography-3/4 Geographies of Development Honours Option - 20 credits
  • Geography-4 Geography Beyond the Academy
  • MRes in Human Geography   
  • MSc Earth Futures 

Geographies of Development Honours Options - 20 credits

This course seeks to critically explore key issues surrounding International Development.  It will situate contemprory practices within historical context, exploring the work of Walter Rodney and confronting issues of Colonialism and slavery.  Contemprory elements of the the development agenda will also be explored including issues such as the neoliberalisation and securitisation of aid.  Students will aslo be introduced to some of the challenges made towards development from anti-development theory, as well as postcolonial theories and critiques. The course will also critically reflect on students own (potential) roles within the field fo development, as volunteer tourists, consumers of charitable goods and initiatives.  In doing so, the course aims to promote critical engagement with contemporary global issues and who the 'West' operates in relation to the 'Rest'